The 30-year-old actress sat down with Huffington Post and opened up about Jane Villanueva and how she made her possibly the most relate-able character on television.
“I think [also] her fearlessness is important. She’s very kind about her fearlessness, she’s kind and humble about that trait, and I think that’s something that had to be true about her the entire way,” Gina shared. “As much as she tells people to be honest with her, she’s also not afraid to say I’m sorry. It’s very easy for her to go into the world as though she’s perfect, but she’s not. She just makes very specific decisions that tend to make her look as though she’s perfect, but she’s not afraid to say she’s sorry when she realizes her neuroses are pushing people away.”
Gina added about how much she actually knew about the storyline of the first season.
“I didn’t have the script when we started shooting, so seeing her journey was very much like my own. I didn’t know the entire map. The same way we don’t know our future, I didn’t know Jane’s either. They wouldn’t tell me anything!” she continued. “I thought the way her relationship with her mother changed was a nice evolution throughout the season … she realized that she thought she was the adult, when really she still was the child. That kind of evolution of getting off your high horse. I really saw Jane humble herself.”