Gina Rodriguez, the Jane the Virgin breakout starlet shines on the Latina Magazine October 2016 cover.
Her honest and assertive opinion always seems to impress as she went frank during her interview with the mag.
Gina addresses her new lewk, a buzzed cut and expresses her emotions tied to modern day beauty standards, “I think it all plays into the idea of being your own hero and not feeling like you have to live up to other people’s expectations. I am not my beauty,” she told Latina Magazine…
“Who I am is not my f—ing hair, and to be an actor is to transform. To represent a community is to commit, to give my entire all.”
Gina speaks to the importance of a Latina portraying Andrea Fleytas in her new film Deepwater Horizon. The movie centers around the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico at the offshore drilling rig. Rodriguez notes “I play Andrea Fleytas, a real-life hero, who’s a Latina from California, and I thought for her not to be portrayed by a Latino would have been devastating. It didn’t need to be me. I told Peter Berg, it can be any Latina out there crushing it and killing the game,” she said.
Speaking proud, the actress also reinforces the mighty power of the Latino community on Election Day. “Sadly, our culture has been living the crab-in-the-barrel effect. We’re so afraid there isn’t enough room for all of us that we fight to get to the top. We don’t need to do that. There’s room for all of us. We’re stronger in numbers. As Latinos, we put Barack in office. We could do the same in making sure that Donald Trump doesn’t get in office. We are that strong.”