Gina Rodriguez, lead star of the hit CW show Jane the Virgin is a rising star on a mission to empower Latina women. The show recently nominated for two Golden Globe awards. And now, she wants to pave the way for other Latina stars after her, she told Modern Luxury Miami magazine.
“Fame comes and goes. People will forget my episodes,” she said. “People won’t remember that I was on Ellen… So how do I make change with my art that’s going to be substantial? How do I, as Latina, female and single in the industry, change the social norms that restricted me as a kid?”
Rodriguez says she wants to play the roles she sees in her everyday life: “My sister is a successful investment banker; my other sister is a doctor. I want to see those roles. I want to see Latinas play roles that are empowering, that are strong, that break the norm!”
If that’s any indication on where Gina is headed in her life, we say she’s already made it.