'Jane the Virgin' Star Gina Rodriguez: "I'm a Brown Girl. I Have to Cross All the Lines Just to Be Known."
"Actually, I've met every single one of them, and they're all related to me."
Gina Rodriguez poked fun at the notion that she could possibly speak for or generalize the Latino audience while speaking on The Hollywood Reporter's Comedy Actress Roundtable. "Actually, I've met every single one of them, and they're all related to me," she joked.
The response came after THR's Stacey Wilson asked if Rodriguez finds her Latino audience too conservative to handle themes of virginity, Catholicism, abortion and sex on Jane the Virgin. "The Latino audience is all over the place. [It] encompasses like 50 different countries. That's why it's kind of hard to talk about them. I can only talk about myself."
Rodriguez praised Jane head writer, Jennie Snyder Urman, as "brilliant,” saying she “writes in a way that talks about social commentary without making judgment."
The actress joins Lena Dunham (Girls), Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish) and Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) for the Roundtable, where some the year's hottest television actresses discussed weighty topics such as racism and sexism in Hollywood while remaining unfiltered, frank and funny.
The full Comedy Actress Roundtable aired on Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter on Sunday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m. EST on Sundance TV. Tune in this Sunday for the next episode.
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