Not only is Gina Rodriguez an incredibly talented actress and the star of The CW's iconic telenovela, Jane the Virgin, but she's also a passionate advocate for girls' education. Now, she's using her voice to help empower girls and end "period poverty" by teaming up with Always and Feeding America to donate 15 million period products this school year.
While chatting with Gina about the #EndPeriodPoverty campaign, we also spoke with her for our Falling in Love With series. A study on interpersonal closeness by the psychologist Arthur Aron (and others) — which went viral in The New York Times's article "
POPSUGAR: What would constitute a "perfect" day for you?
Gina Rodriguez: Waking up after 8 a.m. ideally, so that means my body has to tell me to stay sleeping. That would already start a perfect day! Then probably doing some muay thai with my bestie. Doing something creative, some kind of art — either reading a script or breaking one down to do blocking because I'm directing one. And then a movie and go to sleep early, like 8:30 p.m.
PS: Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
PS: Is there something that you've dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven't you done it?
GR: To be very honest, I have done everything I've dreamt of. I gotta start dreaming some more to be honest, and that's a beautiful blessing. Why haven't I done it? Well, I haven't dreamt it up yet. I need more time to sleep!
PS: Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be? Why?
GR: Wouldn't go back. I don't own anything that precious. Let it burn, just possessions.
PS: What is your most treasured memory?
GR: It happened about a month ago and I can't share it. [Editor's note: Gina recently confirmed she got engaged last month!]
PS: When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?
GR: Easily this morning, when I was pooping.
PS: What is the greatest accomplishment of your life?
GR: I don't think I've had it yet. And I'm hoping that one day that accomplishment is being a mother.
PS: If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future, or anything else, what would you want to know?
GR: Nothing. I don't wanna know nothing! Don't tell me!
PS: If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?
GR: The ability to heal — magically — or I have a doctorate. I'd take a superpower though, happily.
Check it all out in the video above, and to learn more about #EndPeriodPoverty, head here.