In her time off from Pose, Rodriguez is putting her many talents to use by starring in a Los Angeles production of beloved musical Little Shop of Horrors as Audrey, the down-on-her-luck flower shop girl who falls in love with the goofy Seymour, just in time for a man-eating plant from outer space to take over the world. (No, it's name isn't Electra Abundance.)
If you weren't aware, Mj Rodriguez is a true triple threat. The star of Pose doesn't just tug on our heartstrings as Blanca Evangelista, she also murders every high note she encounters (please refresh your memory of her endlessly memed delivery of "deliver.") Rodriguez can also vogue the house down boots, although we're still waiting for Pose to actually, you know, let her do it. We love watching mother walk at the ball, but we'd like to see her get out of that wheelchair she was in at the end of season two and show the children how it's done!
On Tuesday, Rodriguez and Little Shop co-star George Salazar paid a visit to The Late Late Show with James Corden to perform the musical's most famous number: "Suddenly Seymour." (Our apologies to "Be a Dentist.") As she's done on every single of Pose's (honestly too many) musical numbers, Rodriguez slayed.
If there was another adjective to use I'd use it instead - when it's right, it's right!
Little Shop of Horrorsis running at the Pasadena Playhouse through October 20.