Gina Rodriguez On Her New Book and a Lingerie Startup (VIDEO)
We thought it would be impossible to love Gina Rodriguez anymore than we already do. But she recently sat down with Yahoo Style for the latest episode of “I Yahoo’d Myself,” and she captured our hearts all over again.
At only 31, Rodriguez has already made a huge name for herself. She first caught critics’ attention for her breakout performance playing a tough female rapper in Filly Brown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. In 2014 she started the first season as Jane of Jane the Virgin, which led to her first Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Comedy. (Please tell me I wasn’t the only one crying during her acceptance speech.)
And Rodriguez just got the news that Jane the Virgin will be renewed for its third season! We couldn’t be more excited.
But that’s not all Rodriguez has up her sleeve. In addition to playing a miracle virgin, she is also working on her lingerie line Naja, writing a memoir/self-help book entitled I Can and I Will: Tools My Daddy Gave Me, and starring in the upcoming feature film Annihilation alongside Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson. “I’ve been very blessed to have these really great motivational things,” she gushed.
She really can do it all- but what we love most about her is that she still remains humble and grateful. “You think that if you do good work, then hopefully you’ll have something to show for it…but until it’s official, I’m not expecting anything. You don’t really know,” she said of the show’s renewal.
Gina Rodriguez is also very outspoken about her views on body image and Hollywood’s idea of beauty. “I don’t look like a skinny mini and that’s OK too,” she commented of her naturally curvy figure.
Rodriguez has been empowering women all over the world, and we can’t wait to see what she does next. For some more of her words of wisdom make sure to be on the lookout for her new book.
Watch her interview with Yahoo Style above and fall in love with Gina Rodriguez all over again.
P.S. She even admits to wanting Prince Royce as a guest star on Jane the Virgin. (3:05 on the video above).
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