Gina Rodriguez’s character Jane Gloriana Villanueva from “Jane the Virgin” almost finally lost her virginity to her new husband Michael Cordero (Brett Dier) during the Season 5 finale.
Unfortunately for them, Michael was shot even before he got to enjoy his wedding night with Jane. With sex almost imminent for Jane, Rodriguez is being asked what she thinks of finally losing her character’s virginity.
Rodriguez told comedian Phoebe Robinson on the podcast Sooo Many White Guys that virgins get a lot of flak in today’s society, so she wanted to make sure that Jane is someone people will love and respect.
“I didn’t want her to lack sexuality, [she] was making a commitment and this kind of commitment is just unpopular in our society,” said Rodriguez. “All we have to do is make it popular. So I really wanted to make Jane badass, she has two dudes that are after her, she likes boys, she wants to have sex, she’s just waiting for the time when it’s going to be in a safe environment to her perspective and to her conviction.”
Personally, Rodriguez said she lost her virginity pretty early. She was only 17 when she had sex with her boyfriend of one year.
“We were like high school sweetness. He was leaving to Chile to go study abroad and we wanted to lose it to each other. We wanted to make sure that it was special and that we would always have beautiful memory of it,” she said. “So I lost my virginity to the sweetest guy, ever. It was pretty magical. It was a magical evening of like safety. He put on a song, we were at my friend’s farm house in like the outskirts of Chicago.”
Meanwhile, “Jane the Virgin” showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman earlier told Entertainment Weekly that Jane was never really going to lose her virginity during the season finale.
“I always had it in my mind that I didn’t want her to lose her virginity in a season premiere or a season finale. That’s not what the show is inherently about,” she said. However, Urman teased that Jane will lose her virginity soon, so hopefully Michael survives his shooting.
As hopeful as Urman’s promise might sound, Rodriguez is not doing anything to assuage fans’ fears of losing Michael. “I think you're going to see Michael. I don't know if he's alive or dead, but you're going to see him,” the actress told Wet Paint.
“Jane the Virgin” Season 3 will premiere on Monday, Oct. 17, at 9 p.m. on The CW.