Jane the Virgin actress Gina Rodriguez states that she has been working consciously towards selecting the roles in movies in order to promote the image of Latinos in the film industry. The actress also says that there aren't many to uphold that image in the movie industry.
Gina Rodriguez, 32, has gradually built her career in the industry by carefully picking on the opportunities that came her way.
"My path wasn't laid out for me in my family or my culture because there are so few of us in the industry. That's how my whole career happened. Your eyes are open; you don't know what the next answer is going to be, but you're open." Said Gina
"And you take every opportunity that comes your way," she added.
Gina Rodriguez added, she is happy with the fact that her efforts to uphold a good image of Latinos in the film industry has paid off well.
"I decided I was going to take roles that progressed the image of Latinos in the industry, and I was going to choose those roles over money. I wanted to make sure I was contributing positively and not allowing limitations to dampen my experiences and my journey." Added Gina.
"So that whenever another person, an endorsement, or a project comes into play, they are an addition, not filling a need for value or fulfillment or worth or love. Because if I do that, I will forever be hungry." Gina stated further.