Gina Rodriguez rides her bike to the set of Deepwater Horizon in New Orleans on Monday afternoon (June 8).
The 30-year-old Jane The Virgin actress covers the summer 2015 issue of Glam Belleza Latina. Check out what she had to share:
On her Golden Globe win: “Obviously the win was fantastic, but the nomination itself was the win. I want to be acknowledged for what I do. For people to stop and say, ‘She can act her ass off. I want to work with her.’ That way I can tell more stories. And I can open up more doors. And God willing, I’ll get to a place where I can executive-produce shows and I can put other people on.”
On embracing natural beauty: “I still embrace the values that I was raised with. When people post pictures of me on social media looking crazy, in midspeech, I can still see beauty in those pictures. I’m real and I’m not put-together all the time. Like, that is just the truth. And to live up to that is just too much. It’s not sustainable at all.”
On shedding the light on the Latino community: “I want to change the idea of minorities in the media. Or contribute to that movement—I’m not single-handedly doing it. Growing up, I never saw my home life reflected on-screen, and that made me feel a certain way about myself. It’s not only about my ethnicity; it made me feel a certain way about my beauty. Not seeing a woman like me as a lead made me feel like I’d never be skinny enough, I’d never be pretty enough. I want to give young girls, like my niece, the tools to see a billboard and think, That [non-Latina] girl is beautiful, but that’s not the only form of beauty. Jane’s story is about a beautiful, normal girl. We don’t talk about her weight or her looks.”
Jane The Virgin is still up for Best comedy series and Best actress in a comedy series for Gina. Jaime was nominated for Best supporting actor in a comedy series, but lost to Silicon Valley‘s TJ Miller.
FYI: Gina wore a Reem Acra Couture dress, Stuart Weitzman heels and Edie Parker clutch. Andrea wore a Faviana dress, vintage clutch and Roni Blanshay earrings.
The Emmy campaign poster for Jane The Virgin was just released and Gina‘s own words were used for the poster.
“I know it’s ridiculous that I’ve shared so much recently about all these incredible blessings but I share because it’s all of you, my family, friends, Warriors that have gotten me to this place in my career. The support, the love, the encouraging comments, the consistent viewers, that is what has made my dreams come true,” Gina wrote on Instagram.
She continued, “We don’t do anything in this world alone, my hustle is only as strong as my crew. Traditional campaigns have quotes from critics, my studio and network put up quotes from my journey. That just melts my heart. Emmy Season campaign from #CBS and #CW support of #JanetheVirgin and myself. Today truly is a great day. #humbled ????.”
In the mag, the six ladies open up about sexism in the industry, sex scenes, penis bags and why women need to stop apologizing.
Amy on sexism: “I think people hate women. I don’t think they want to hear a woman talk for too long. A lot of people project their mom yelling at them. My [career] has been about tricking people into listening. I’m not saying all men hate women, but there’s such an aggression.”
Lena on the comedy community: “I also hate how the comedy community is so defensive. People are unwilling to learn. There was a big issue a few years ago with Daniel Tosh and rape jokes. But there couldn’t be a civil conversation about it within the comedy community. I’m a sexual-assault survivor, so I would love to sit down and have a totally nonjudgmental conversation with a male comedian who makes rape jokes. But there isn’t room for that.”
Gina on racism: “I don’t believe it’s an issue of hard-core rac- ism [in Hollywood]. It’s lack of being surrounded by a culture. It’s also about what Hollywood finds financially beneficial. So when we show them shows like Jane the Virgin and Fresh Off the Boat. Show them it’s all a good investment. And it’s not about race. When you vilify it, people shut down.”
Also pictured: Lena, 29, spotted keeping it cool and casual as she runs errands on Tuesday (May 26) in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City.
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FYI: Gina is wearing a Black Halo dress. Kat is wearing a Corto Moltedo clutch.
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