A fierce Gina Rodriguez takes the October cover of Latina magazine where the “Jane The Virgin” actress gets candid about her big hair transformation and her special bond with co-star Mark Wahlberg.
With her latest project “Deepwater Horizon” hitting theatres next month, the actress is taking a look back at her time on set and opening up about her castmates, Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Dylan O’Brien and Kate Hudson. “Peter Berg is a genius. Mark Walberg is a badass. John Malkovich, Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson—I learned so much from these people, from this cast, from this family,” she shared.
Wahlberg, who according to Rodriguez really “got her”, formed a close bond because truly understood what she had lived through to achieve her success. “One thing I find extremely empowering about Mark is that he doesn’t want to do it alone. He wants to help everyone around him, uplift everyone around him. Mark understands that he got to where he was because of all the people that helped him get there, including himself. He got me,” Rodriguez shared. “He got the idea that shit was hard and I pushed through. It wasn’t just hard as a Latina, it wasn’t just hard as a curvy leading lady, but it was hard as a woman. It was hard as somebody that came from the hood. He gets the struggle, and he could see it in someone else.”
And after having recently wrapped filming on her biggest film role yet (2017’s sci-fi thriller “Annihilation”), the 32-year-old actress also got real about cutting off her long brown locks for the part and offered up a powerful reflection on beauty that we’ve simply come to expect from the star. “I think it all plays into the idea of being your own hero and not feeling like you have to live up to other people’s expectations. I am not my beauty. Who I am is not my f*cking hair, and to be an actor is to transform. To represent a community is to commit, to give my entire all,” she said.