Gina Rodriguez shines in the hit TV comedy Jane The Virgin – which now everyone is raving about but LatinTrends had been writing about this show months ago (I’m just saying) – and she won’t have to worry about playing a stereotypical Latina role in Hollywood, a maid, unless she wants to. Rodriguez admits to turning down a key role on the popular television show “Devious Maids” on Lifetime. Even though the whole premise of the show is about maids, which features beautiful and respected Latina actresses, Rodriguez decided to stick to her principles of being typecast in Latina roles and rejected the opportunity.
“I found it limiting that [“maid”] was the one [role] that was available to me,” said the Chicago native Boricua. “I found it limiting for the stories that Latinos have. Our stories have been told, and they’re not unmoralistic; being a maid is fantastic. I have many family members that have fed many of their families doing that job, but there are other stories that need to be told.”
That’s right girl tell that story (my neck is moving and I don’t know why). Rodriguez is amazing and I can tell she is proud of playing this beautiful Latina character with a story that any women, from any race, can empathize. “Jane is strong and independent, and she’s striving to make her dreams come true,” Rodriguez says. “And the mishap that happens in her life is just a beautiful example of what we face in real life.”
“Jane the Virgin” is a dramedy with a dramatic plot that has twists and turns from the Venezuelan telenovela “Juana la Virgen,” which is smoothed out with incredibly funny scenes. Rodriguez plays a young virgin (hence the name) who is accidentally artificially inseminated and now has to tell her fiancé ‘I’m pregnant’. Now, I don’t know why that girl didn’t pick up the phone and call 1-800 I’m going to sue the heck out of the doctor and hospital (I’m just saying). Rodriguez won a Golden Globe Awards for the show in 2015. The show airs on CW at 9pm.