Skip Nav

Gina Rodriguez Interview in Glamour Magazine April 2015

Gina Rodriguez Pulled a Totally "Badass" Move on an Awful Date

Gina Rodriguez has had an incredible year since The CW's Jane the Virgin became a hit. It got even sweeter at the Golden Globes, after which the award winner's heartfelt acceptance speech went viral. Get ready for another big dose of her inspiring and humorous outlook on life in the April issue of Glamour. Read on for some of her best quotes from the piece, and then get to know more about your new girl crush.

  • On her most awkward date: "I had a terrible date with this super-socialite guy when I first moved to LA — he was so pompous. I took out my money, put it on the table, and said, 'I'm not having a good time, so I'm going to pay for this and leave.' I walked out thinking, 'Look at you, badass!' Now I'm in a great relationship [with actor Henri Esteve] that is far from dramatic. Our first date was the day before the Jane audition. We talked for four hours. He was my good-luck charm."
  • On not letting money rule her career: "I wanted a new story that was going to open up how people view Latinas and women, so I've passed on certain roles, which is terrifying when you don't have money! Like Jane, and like the majority of the country, I grew up influenced by two cultures. We didn't sit around and discuss it; it just was."
  • On what she was thinking after her name was called at the Golden Globes: "White noise. As I lifted my head, I thought: 'Oh my God, you work so hard. You pray; you dream; you fail; you try again; and here it is! And holy cow, is that Oprah?'"
  • On her role model: "My mom is a pillar of wisdom and advice. She almost never wore makeup, and she encouraged natural beauty. When I was in college, she would say, 'Don't cover your face — you want the guy to see the same person in the morning.'"
Image Sources: Glamour and Getty / Jason LaVeris
Latest Celebrity & Entertainment