Gina Rodriguez Shows Off Her Shaved Head & Talks Politics With Latina — ‘A Lot Of Hate Comes From Fans When You Voice Your Opinion’

Gina Rodriguez talks politics in Latina magazine.

Gina Rodriguez gets political!

While flaunting her shaved head (BTW, it looks amazing!) on the cover of Latina magazine’s October issue, the Jane the Virgin star also talks politics and the influence of Hollywood.

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And she’s not afraid to tell it like it is:

“What I found was that when actors voice their opinions, it’s so influential. It’s almost as influential as the politics themselves. It could get very dangerous because I don’t want anybody to make a decision about their future based off of my opinion. It’s your future, just like it’s my future but I’m one vote. I’m not all the votes. I’m not the politicians. I find that there is a lot of hate that comes from fans when you voice your opinion about a politician even though you’re one vote.”

She further opens up about the power of the Latino vote, urging her people to be more supportive of one another:

“Sadly our culture has been living the crab-in-the-barrel effect. We’re so afraid there isn’t enough room for all of us that we fight to get to the top. We don’t need to do that. There’s room for all of us. We’re stronger in numbers. As Latinos, we put Barack in office. We could do the same in making sure that Donald Trump doesn’t get in office. We are that strong.”

In addition to politics, the 32-year-old touches on a variety of subjects in the interview. Read on for HIGHlights!

On shaving her head: “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.”

On wanting to be an actress: “All I wanted to do was play pretend. All I wanted to do was be a storyteller. All I wanted to do was live in these fantasy worlds and do crazy different things and do stunts.”

On her role in Deepwater Horizon: “I play Andrea Fleytas, a real-life hero, who’s a Latina from California, and I thought for her not to be portrayed by a Latino would have been devastating. It didn’t need to be me. I told Peter (Berg), It can be any Latina out there crushing it and killing the game.”

On co-star Mark Wahlberg: “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. 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.”

Make sure to check out Gina’s GORGEOUS editorial in the gallery (above)!

[Image via Latina]

Aug 24, 2016 4:18pm PDT

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