Gina Rodriguez flashes her beautiful smile while attending a panel for her new show Jane the Virgin during The CW’s portion of the 2014 TCA Summer Press Tour on Friday morning (July 18) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The 28-year-old actress was joined by co-stars Justin Baldoni and Yael Grobglas. They also attended the network’s party the night before!
During the panel, Gina was asked why she took the role in the series versus a part in Lifetime’s Devious Maids. Here is her profound answer (via Buzzfeed), which touched on cultural identity.
“I wouldn’t say that I chose Jane over Devious Maids. When I was presented with Devious Maids after Sundance, after I did a film at Sundance and I had an ABC holding deal, I found it limiting that that was the one that was available to me. I found it limiting for the stories that Latinos have. For the stories that Americans have, I feel like there’s a perception that people have about Latinos in America specifically — somebody growing up in Chicago, English being my first language, Spanish being my second — that we are perceived a very certain way,” Gina started her answer.
FYI: Gina is wearing a BCBG dress and shoes for the panel. She is wearing a BCBG dress and Michael Kors shoes at the party.
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