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Ginny & Georgia's Antonia Gentry Talks About How Her Real-Life Experiences Were Used on the Show

Ginny & Georgia's Antonia Gentry Talks About How Her Real-Life Experiences Were Used on the Show

Antonia Gentry plays the role of Ginny on the new Netflix series Ginny & Georgia and she’s opening up about her real-life experiences were used in the show.

The 23-year-old actress appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday (March 19) and talked about the show’s success.

“There are moments where Ginny’s friends, they have microaggressions that they put on her,” Antonia said about her real-life experiences. “Some of it comes from my own experiences.”

Some of the examples that Antonia gave were scenes where Ginny is asked insensitive questions by friends, including ones about her race, hair, and body.

“Those are things that were said to me by some of my peers growing up,” she said. “They didn’t really realize how hurtful those comments were. To include them in the show I think is really important to bring up discussions about that.”

Antonia also opened up about how she didn’t know how to stand up for herself back then, though Ginny doesn’t have that issue.

“When I was that age, I was confused. I didn’t really address things in the moment. I didn’t really understand why I felt so much like an outcast sometimes,” she said. “Playing Ginny and playing those moments was very cathartic for me. I forgave myself, essentially, for not sticking up for myself. I forgave my friends for not being aware of what they were doing. It definitely brought me closure as an adult.”

One scene that Antonia is in did receive some backlash after the show was released.

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