A lot of Hollywood celebrities are saddened to see President Barack Obama leave the White House, and “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez is one of them.
She even shared a throwback photo on her social media page showing a meeting she had with Obama. In the pic, the actress flashed a huge smile as she shook hands with the “incredible” president.
Rodriguez gushed about her shared Chicago roots with Obama, and she thanked him for his service to America.
Meanwhile, Rodriguez earlier talked to Marie Claire about her childhood and why she decided to become an actress. According to her, she entered the entertainment industry with a lot of uncertainty because there weren’t a lot of Latina stars.
“My path wasn't laid out for me in my family or my culture, because there are so few of us in the industry,” she said. “That's how my whole career happened. Your eyes are open; you don't know what the next answer is going to be, but you're open. And you take every opportunity that comes your way.”
Rodriguez is only certain of one thing — that she is going to choose roles that would elevate the image of Latinos and Latinas in America. “I decided I was going to take roles that progressed the image of Latinos in the industry, and I was going to choose those roles over money,” she said. “I wanted to make sure I was contributing positively and not allowing limitations to dampen my experiences and my journey.”
She is fortunate to have landed the role of Jane Gloriana Villanueva in “Jane the Virgin. This Season 3, Rodriguez told Yahoo! Style that she’s excited for her character’s new storylines. “The show isn’t about her virginity. The show is about this girl going through life, and that just happens to be a really fun aspect of what made it interesting and a little different, and it made her holding on to her convictions such a powerful thing as a woman on television,” she said.
“Jane the Virgin” Season 3 airs every Monday at 9 p.m. EST on The CW.