After playing Jane Gloriana Villanueva for two seasons of “Jane the Virgin,” lead star Gina Rodriguez has grown to love and respect her character because she is a good and loving daughter-slash-mother-slash-granddaughter-slash-girlfriend-slash-friend who always strives to do the right thing no matter how difficult things may get.
With the show’s third season fast approaching, Rodriguez is talking about Jane once again and how the character helped shape her life.
“Jane makes me approach every decision I’m going to make, every interaction, differently than I had three years ago,” Rodriguez shared with New York Magazine.
“Jane is so honest and patient and kind and always wants to give and is so family-oriented. She is who I ultimately desire to be like. [Showrunner] Jennie [Snyder Urman] has written this girl who is so strong, even in her faults; she’s always trying to work harder,” she added.
When it comes to her personality, Jane won’t be changing much in season 3. However, Rodriguez, who now has shorter locks with blonde highlights, said there will be some physical changes.
“I eventually will have this hair for Jane. That’s actually the only thing I can say about it,” she said.
Will the makeover have something to do with the introduction of Jane’s childhood crush Sam? According to TV Line, “Young and the Restless” star Miles Gaston Villanueva has just been cast as Sam, a man who has been in Jane’s life long before she met her husband Michael Cordero (Brett Dier) and baby daddy Rafael Solano (Justin Baldoni).
He is described as “intellectual and sexy,” which is just the kind of guy Jane likes.
Hopefully, Sam won’t be a replacement for Michael, who was unfortunately shot during the season 2 finale. The whole cast and crew have decided to stay mum regarding Michael’s true fate and have urged fans to wait until the season premiere to find out if he survives.
“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,” Rodriguez told Wet Paint.
“Jane the Virgin” Season 3 will premiere on Monday, Oct. 17, at 9 p.m. on The CW.