Gina Rodriguez Calls For More Latino Representation in Films

Gina Rodriguez Calls For More Latino Representation in Films

Gina Rodriguez is known for her inspiring words about all topics, and last night was no different when she called for more representation in the Latino community in Hollywood films.

During a red carpet interview with E! at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards last night, the Jane the Virgin star opened up about the lack of representation on the big screen.

“Yay, Sony, for putting a Latino in the lead, because barely people do that,” she said. “I mean, we do make $50 million plus for the country—no big deal—you should throw us in a movie or two, it would make sense.”

She continued, “We do buy 1 in every 4 tickets every single weekend and make sure that your movies do well. So it would do you a service; and not only service, it would be—I don’t know—integrity. So thank you, Paramount and Sony, you’re driving the game, you’re doing it. You’re opening the doors.”

Gina later spoke with Glamour about it more, saying, “For me, we talk about inclusivity, but Latinos are still super underrepresented in our community, in our industry.”

“From European Latinos to Afro-Latinos, we come in all shapes and sizes and colors and backgrounds and political expressions, and I think it’s important for us to express and explore the complexities of the Latino demographic, because we are loyal consumers, and we deserve the same respect we give to all these industries.”

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