Rosie O’Donnell’s ‘The L Word: Generation Q’ Character Is Intimidated by Bette Porter, & We Don’t Blame Her

“I’m the fiance of Tina. So Bette and Tina have broken up, and I’m the person who’s about to marry Tina. And that comes with meeting all of her group and feeling like the outsider and like I don’t have the right clothes,” O’Donnell explained on Hot Takes & Deep Dives with Jess Rothschild.

It’s easy to be intimidated by a power lez like Bette Porter. But imagine being engaged to her ex Tina Kennard-double that intimidation. At least, that is how Rosie O’Donnell describes how her “The L Word: Generation Q” character feels.

O’Donnell dished about her upcoming role in the iconic series on “Hot Takes & Deep Dives With Jessica Rothschild” back in March. It’s hard to think that a lesbian legend like O’Donnell would be intimidated by anyone, but she said “It’s funny because I always felt like if I was really in ‘The L Word’s’ world, I would feel intimidated by all of them.” So the writers included that sentiment in her character’s storyline.

The addition of O’Donnell to the cast of season 2 was announced back in December. She will play Carrie, “a brash and kind-hearted public defender who is thrust into Bette’s life and quickly gets under her skin.” Now that we know Carrie is engaged to Tina, we can see why Bette and her power suits get under her skin.

Although the Bette-Tina-Carrie triangle is being kept under wraps ahead of the season 2 premier, O’Donnell did add that Carrie’s storyline gives her a chance to explore her own “self-esteem issues” — and that there might be some “12 steps” stuff happening along the way.



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