Gina Rodriguez 'Marie Claire' Cover: Actress Talks Accepting Love, Acting Roles, How She Started

Gina Rodriguez
Actress Gina Rodriguez arrives at Lord & Taylor at Young Women's Honors at Marina del Rey Marriott on November 19, 2016 in Marina del Rey, California. Getty Images

Gina Rodriguez has been on a roll since stepping on the entertainment scene. With her impressive role in the hit series "Jane The Virgin," the 32-year-old contiues to make the Latin American community proud while breaking barriers in the entertainment world. The starlet has recently sat down with Marie Claire magazine to give fans the 411 on how she juggles her fame and her personal life.

According to Marie Claire, the 'Jane The Virgin" does not shy away from discussing the trials and tribulations she has gone through to jumpstart her career. As a minority, Hollywood can be a tricky and somewhat near impossible industry to break into but the beauty calls it like she sees it.

"My path wasn't laid out for me in my family or my culture, because there are so few of us in the industry," Rodriguez reveals to the publication. "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. And you take every opportunity that comes your way."

While we are all elated that Rodriguez has finally made her mark in the industry, the actress reveals that she prides herself on taking roles that will improve the images of Latinos in the entertainment industry. Although Hollywood has many Latinos working, there is still a lot of things that go on behind the scenes.

"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," Rodriguez explains. "I wanted to make sure I was contributing positively and not allowing limitations to dampen my experiences and my journey."

Being a huge star comes with the consequence of everyone wanting to know your relationship status. While the dating world has its ups and downs, the 32-year-old of more so focused on accepting love and loving herself more than anything.

"I'm currently working on accepting love. I'm constantly working on the part of myself that doesn't feel like 'enough,' the actress says. "This relationship has been possible because, for the past six months, I have vowed to work on loving myself. I want to know that I don't need another to be full. 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."

Self love is the most important love anyone can have. Without it, you have nothing. Rodriguez words hit home with a lot of women who pride themselves on making tthemselves fully happy and focusing on personal growth.

 

 

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