Gina Rodriguez, who landed on the scene in the soapy TV hit Jane The Virgin, has been making the rounds when it comes to side projects, films and even producing. The Latina is incredibly passionate about representation and making her mark in the industry.
She’s just started working on a Netflix comedy starring alongside DeWanda Wise and Brittany Snow called Someone Great. She also serves as a producer on the film.
The film’s premise deals with her character experiencing a series of break-ups while living in New York City before uprooting her life to move across the country. Rodriguez’s character will experience many adventures throughout alongside her best friends, played by Wise and Snow.
One of the things that Golden Globe winner Rodriguez has always been adamant and vocal about is the necessity for different types of people to be both in front of and behind the camera in common stories we’re used to seeing.
As such, she created a producing company called I Can and I Will which is managing this film. Netflix has picked it up but there’s no word when it will be released on the streaming platform.
Recently, the actress has opened up about her anxiety and urges others to do the same.
Due to a medication she reacted poorly to, which she was taking for an autoimmune condition, she began experiencing debilitating anxiety and panic attacks.
She encourages others who have dealt with similar issues, springing from autoimmune conditions or other factors, to talk about their anxiety and face it head-on.
The 33-year old says she knows what it’s like to feel hopeless and like there is no way for her to win against the effects of her condition which impact so many parts of her life.
She’s done a major upheaval of her life and health in order to better manage her disease. Rodriguez knows what it’s like to what the red velvet cupcakes and the burger or a croissant with her coffee, but she knows these things negatively impact her mood, and then her immune system which only makes her more symptomatic.
Her secret is to take it one day at a time. To choose health by saying today she’s going to choose this “because I know it’s going to make me feel better.”