Gina Rodriguez Reveals How She Played A Hand in Getting Tyler Posey on 'Jane the Virgin'

Gina Rodriguez Reveals How She Played A Hand in Getting Tyler Posey on 'Jane the Virgin'

Gina Rodriguez and Tyler Posey are two of our favorite people, so it’s no wonder that they radiate on screen together.

And in fact, it was sort of Gina‘s idea to get Tyler on Jane The Virgin as Adam.

“I did the cover of Backstage magazine back in 2012 with Tyler before anything had really happened in my life, and he was already in like the third season in Teen Wolf,” Gina remembers to EW.

She continues, “I loved him so, so dearly that when [showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman] was introducing Adam, it was actually me and the costume designer that were walking across the studio and we were like, ‘Tyler would be unbelievable. He’s finishing Teen Wolf. He’s absolutely freaking adorable. He’s the coolest dude ever. He’s a great freaking actor.’ And it happened within like a day.”

Tyler and I had wanted to work together for forever and it was like done, done, done. And then it happened.”

However, it was almost the case that we’d have to say goodbye to him after only a few episodes.

“He is so in demand because he’s such a freaking love bug and he did a movie this summer and then he needed to do another movie and we thought we were going to lose him and I was devastated,” Gina says. “I was legitimately devastated.”

But it all worked out — “We didn’t lose him, so it was like the best thing in the world.”

Everyone can go flood Gina‘s social media with massive thank yous now.

Jane the Virgin airs TONIGHT @ 9PM ET/PT on The CW.

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Posted to: Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin, Television, Tyler Posey
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