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Why Rosie O’Donnell is in Southie

Rosie O'Donnell attended the Broadway opening of “The Terms of My Surrender” earlier this month.
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Rosie O'Donnell attended the Broadway opening of “The Terms of My Surrender” earlier this month.

Rosie O’Donnell was spotted in South Boston on Wednesday.

She’s there to film “SMILF,” a showtime series starring Frankie Shaw (“Good Girls Revolt” and “Mr Robot”) about a young single mom from Southie. The show is based on Shaw’s short film of the same name.

Shaw also has a role in the local project “Stronger.” She plays Erin
Hurley
’s in the movie about Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff
Bauman
.

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Other actors in “SMILF” include Miguel Gomez of “The Strain” and
Samara Weaving. The show premieres Nov. 5.