Gina Rodriguez Brings Sexy to 'Bello' Mag December 2014 Cover
Here’s what the 29-year-old Jane the Virgin star had to share with the mag:
On the show: “I think what the entertainment industry has gotten wrong is that they think that the Latino story or the black story is different. Or constrained to one [story]. On our show, we have some Latino writers as well as white writers. Some men, some women, and they’re just writing from the perspective of a girl, not a brown girl. So for people to classify Jane the Virgin as a Latino show I think would be limiting. How am I able to relate to Full House? Or The Cosby Show? I’m able to relate to them because they’re human. It’s a human story.”
On her character: “I’ve learned that one has no control over the writing. I get invested and feel such a connection to her, but yet I can’t really control her destiny. But then again, you and I cannot control our own destiny. It’s about letting go. I’ve realized that I’m a huge control freak. So I’m letting go of what I thought Jane’s life would look like, the same way I have to let go of mine.”
On the writing: “The four leads are Latino, although some of us have different backgrounds. What’s beautiful is that [the writers and producers] let us speak up when things don’t feel right or if they’re a little off. But to be honest, so far they’ve been pretty much on the mark.”
For more on Gina, visit BelloMag.com.
FYI: Gina is wearing a Venera Arapu burgundy sequin skirt.