Gina RodriguezLatest News and Opinion
Posted Thursday 5/24/18 at 4:10AM EDT
Check out a timeline of Stephanie Beatriz's Brooklyn Nine-Nine courtship with Gina Rodriguez
Beatriz has known the Jane the Virgin star since 2008, when they worked together on the never-released short film Super Chica.
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 5:47PM EDT
Gina Rodriguez will lend her voice to Big Mouth
The Jane the Virgin star will join Fargo vet David Thewlis on Season 2 of the Netflix animated teen series. While Thewlis will play "The Shame Wizard," Rodriguez will voice the role of soccer player Gina.
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
From Brooklyn Nine-Nine to Parks and Rec to The Good Place: An appreciation of the Michael Schur TV comedy
Schur has become one of the most beloved names in TV comedy with the shows he's created or co-created, says Carli Velocci. "The power of the Schur comedy is that, even while watching the Brooklyn Nine-Nine protagonist go to prison or The Good Place characters get tortured for all eternity, the audience rarely feels anxious or hopeless. These shows are beacons of light in a depressed TV and news landscape," says Velocci. "Schur, along with his crew of frequent writers, collaborators, and actors, have a propensity for unique, diverse, optimistic shows filled with characters that support each other while growing into better people. This approach has led to some of the most memorable titles of the past decade." ALSO: Check out Gina Rodriguez as Rosa's Brooklyn Nine-Nine love interest.
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 9:56AM EDT
The CW announces Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and iZombie will end next season
The news that Jane the Virgin is ending with Season 5 was expected as Gina Rodriguez had referred to the fifth season as "our final season." Rachel Bloom also broke the news of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend ending on April 2 when she tweeted "#CrazyExGirlfriend has been renewed for a final season," Season 4. Meanwhile, iZombie barely survived to next season after being on the bubble. Its fifth season will allow the Rob Thomas series to have a proper sendoff to cap off five seasons.
Posted Monday 3/26/18 at 2:46PM EDT
Gina Rodriguez to play Carmen Sandiego in Netflix film
The Jane the Virgin star will also produce the live-action film about the iconic PBS kids' TV character.
Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 2:09PM EDT
Gina Rodriguez hints that Jane the Virgin will end with Season 5
During a panel at SXSW, Rodriguez talked about directing and referred to next year as "our final season." The CW has yet to confirm that Season 5 will be the last for the telenovela-inspired series.
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 11:05PM EST
Quit calling Jane the Virgin a "guilty pleasure"
Soaps, the rom-com, the romance novel -- "these are the genres that get dismissed as fluff," says Emily Nussbaum, "which is how our culture regards art that makes women’s lives look like fun. They’re 'guilty pleasures,' not unlike sex itself. Women use this language, too—even (Gina) Rodriguez, in interviews, has compared her show to red-velvet cupcakes and Justin Bieber. In fact, Jane the Virgin is more like a joyful manifesto against that very putdown, a bright-pink filibuster exposing the layers in what the world regards as shallow."
Posted Wednesday 2/28/18 at 10:47PM EST
Gina Rodriguez is visiting Brooklyn Nine-Nine
The Jane the Virgin star will reportedly play a character who romances Detective Rosa Diaz -- something that Stephanie Beatriz had wanted to make happen.
Posted Wednesday 2/21/18 at 7:00PM EST
Gina Rodriguez details her struggle with Hashimoto's disease
The Jane the Virgin star has suffered for years from the condition in which the immune system attacks the thyroid, resulting in fatigue, hair loss, weight gain, depression, weakness and memory lapses. "I’ve had it for so many years…that rebellion of not taking care of myself can’t exist anymore," she says.
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 8:57PM EST
Gina Rodriguez found directing her first Jane the Virgin episode “very freeing”
Since she’s so busy working on her CW drama, Rodriguez prepped to direct tonight’s episode during her Christmas break. “I actually found it liberating, which was a discovery I didn’t know I was going to have,” she says of directing for the first time. “I thought I was going to find it overwhelming and difficult, but I found it very freeing.”
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 10:03PM EST
Gina Rodriguez says she once punched a male director who propositioned her by asking her to “read his pilot”
In fact, the Jane the Virgin star is very familiar with boxing since her dad is a former boxing official who refereed a fight for Manny Pacquiao.
Posted Monday 11/27/17 at 8:49AM EST
Jane the Virgin’s novel becomes a reality
The debut novel Snow Falling from Gina Rodriguez’s character, Jane Villanueva, is now available for sale.
Posted Friday 11/10/17 at 2:47AM EST
Gina Rodriguez drops her talent agency and management company amid their sexual assault controversies
Both APA and Primary Wave Entertainment have been embroiled in sexual harassment controversies, with the Jane the Virgin star’s manager resigning from Primary Wave recently after being accused of sexual assault.
Posted Friday 10/20/17 at 1:55PM EDT
Gina Rodriguez is developing a female-driven drama Femme for The CW
The Jane the Virgin star is teaming with two Crazy Ex-Girlfriend writers on the potential series about four millennial women from different walks of life who form an unlikely friendship after meeting on a secret feminist social media group.
Posted Wednesday 9/06/17 at 11:14PM EDT
Gina Rodriguez sells 2 immigration dramas — one titled Illegal — to CBS and CW
For CBS, the Jane the Virgin star is producing Have Mercy, based on a German format, about a Latina doctor who immigrates to Miami and opens a makeshift clinic in her apartment. CW’s Illegal would focus on a 16-year-old high school student who discovers he’s an illegal immigrant.