Maria Hinojosa sits down with Gina Rodriguez, star of the CW show "Jane the Virgin"—which is airing its final season this spring. The actress and director has been exploring new projects too; her action film "Miss Bala" just dropped. Set in Tijuana, Rodriguez plays a make-up artist who battles a cartel in order to save herself and her kidnapped friend. Maria Hinojosa sits down with the actress to talk about her passion for making Latino-focused work, and how growing up in a Puerto Rican family in Chicago made her into the performer she is today.
Gina Rodriguez joins the table to talk opening doors for the Latinx community in Hollywood and her new movie, Miss Bala.
In Hot Topics, the co-hosts react to the 2019 Oscar nominations and discuss reactions to the viral video of a confrontation between high school students and a Native American protester.
Gina Rodriguez is living the dream with her Golden Globe-winning performance as Jane the Virgin, roles in big Hollywood movies like Annihilation, and new opportunities as both a director and a producer. But she can't stop putting pressure on herself. Gina grew up wondering why there weren't any Puerto Ricans on TV and now she feels a responsibility to advocate for better representation of Latinos in entertainment. Gina and Marc talk about cultural changes and challenges, as well as Chicago, boxing, dancing and Rita Moreno. This episode is sponsored by SimpliSafe and Adam & Eve.
Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez joins Phoebe to swap virginity stories, talk representation and start a movement. Plus, Gina's summer playlist and the ghost of Eddie Vedder. Spooky!
About the podcast:
Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean of white dude comedians. So in this podcast, Phoebe’s calling the shots. She hosts intimate, funny and super honest conversations with musicians, actors, writers and comedians who are killing it in their fields—AND who aren’t white dudes! Stay tuned for the one token white guy (it’s only fair), cameos by Phoebe’s ball-busting executive producer Ilana Glazer, and a whole lot of hijinks.
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