Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez Explains Why She Turned Down Other TV Opportunities

Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez Explains Why She Turned Down Other TV Opportunities

Gina Rodriguez is having a ball in this brand new feature from Cosmopolitan for Latinas‘ latest issue.

Here’s what the 29-year-old Jane the Virgin actress had to share with the mag:

On having turned down other TV opportunities: “I didn’t want my first introduction to TV to be for a story I’ve heard a million times before. On Jane the Virgin, I have a chance to play a part that doesn’t focus on beauty, weight, or ethnicity. It’s not driven by putting us in boxes. It’s a heartfelt story.”

On where she was when she found out she landed the part: “I was training for my first half marathon and was on a night run. After two miles I sat on the beach. I prayed that I’d let go of this pressure, fear, and chaos and whatever will be will be, in regards to Jane. Shortly after that I received a call from the creator that I got it! I screamed, turned up my music, and ran home blown away.”

On if she’s Googled herself: “Yes. I found out there’s a porn star with my name!”

For more from Gina, visit Cosmo for Latinas!

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Credit: Cosmopolitan for Latinas
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