Golden Globes: Gina Rodriguez Says Being THR's "Next Big Thing" Motivates Her

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"It motivates me to work harder" says the 'Jane the Virgin' actress

Gina Rodriguez was all smiles as she spoke to Giuliana Rancic on E!'s Live From the Red Carpet ahead of the Golden Globes today. Rancic asked the Jane the Virgin actress how she felt about being called THR's "Next Big Thing."

"It motivates me to work harder," said Rodriguez, adding, "I love The Hollywood Reporter." The actress also said she felt "empowered."

Rodriguez mentioned that many fans of her TV show ask her if she really is a virgin. She joked about typecasting and method acting and then said, "I'm like, 'Talk to my boyfriend, he's really upset about it.' "

Watch THR's exclusive interview with Rodriguez below.