Rocking her shaved hair do, Gina Rodriguez is the October 2016 cover star of Latina magazine. On the cover which was shot by Jeff Lipsky, Gina is wearing a MARIA LUCIA HOHAN dress and YEPREM earrings. In the issue, she talks her new film Deepwater Horizon, her Monday hashtag, on latinos helping each other and so much more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview and to see her fashion spread. For more on Gina's feature, visit Latina.com and pick up a copy when the issue hits newsstand.
I’m like, ‘Dad, I gotta do something to contribute. People aren’t uplifting each other. There’s a lot of negativity.’ And he was like, ‘Well why don’t you use your social media thing.’ And I was like, ‘Exactly!
On identity issues to being latino & all american:
I love being able to represent both cultures. I was lucky enough to be born with both. I eat hamburgers and hot dogs, I eat arroz con gandules. My grandmother speaks Spanish, my professors speak English. It’s this extra delicious gift that I have.
On her new film Deepwater Horizon:
Peter Berg is a genius. Mark Wahlberg is a badass. John Malkovich, Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson—I learned so much from these people, from this cast, from this family. A lot of movies were offered to me after the Golden Globes—Jane opened so many doors—and when the Deepwater Horizon script came across my iPad, I was like, this is the movie I’m going to fight for. This is the one I want to do.