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.”
The 30-year-old actress wrote about the campaign that CBS Studios and the CW are putting behind her and the show.
“I know it’s ridiculous that I’ve shared so much recently about all these incredible blessings but I share because it’s all of you, my family, friends, Warriors that have gotten me to this place in my career. The support, the love, the encouraging comments, the consistent viewers, that is what has made my dreams come true,” Gina wrote on Instagram.
She continued, “We don’t do anything in this world alone, my hustle is only as strong as my crew. Traditional campaigns have quotes from critics, my studio and network put up quotes from my journey. That just melts my heart. Emmy Season campaign from #CBS and #CW support of #JanetheVirgin and myself. Today truly is a great day. #humbled ????.”
In “Chapter Twenty-Two”, After having false labor, Jane insists that Xo (Andrea Navedo) and Rogelio (Jaime Camil) go to Las Vegas to perform their show, but once they are gone the labor turns very real.
Xo does everything she can to get back to help Jane, but ends up making Rogelio feel like he’s not part of the family. The truth about Michael (Brett Dier) and Rafael’s feelings for each other, and Jane, are put aside to help make Jane’s labor easier. With the good news on the birth of Jane’s baby, Alba (Ivonne Coll) is excited to tell her special friend.
Meanwhile, Petra (Yael Grobglas) learns some very important information that concerns Rafael, leaving her to decide if she should tell him.
“Chapter Twenty-Two” airs TONIGHT, Monday, May 11th @ 9PM ET/PT on The CW.
In “Chapter Twenty”, Jane is determined to do what’s best for the baby, especially after she and Rafael (Justin Baldoni) learn that the baby is breech. Xo (Andrea Navedo) continues to try to apologize to Rogelio (Jaime Camil), but faces an uphill battle. Rogelio is offered a big career opportunity that could bring him back to his glory days.
Meanwhile, Alba shares what happened the night of her accident and Jane turns to Michael (Brett Dier) for help in catching Petra (Yael Grobglas) in a lie.
“Chapter Twenty” airs TONIGHT, Monday, April 27th @ 9PM ET/PT on The CW.
In “Chapter Nineteen”, Jane is desperate to fix things with Rafael and suggests working on a way to help them move past their problems.
Xo (Andrea Navedo) has been keeping a secret from Rogelio (Jaime Camil), but when she finally comes clean to him, Rogelio’s reaction surprises her; and Alba (Ivonne Coll) has a flashback of who pushed her down the stairs.
Still dealing with the Sin Rostro aftermath, Michael (Brett Dier) makes an upsetting discovery about who was involved all along. Meanwhile, Petra (Yael Grobglas) finds herself in a dire situation leaving her to save herself.