Working her new short cut, Gina Rodriguez is the September 2016 cover star of Health magazine. On the cover which was shot by James White, Gina worked her frame in a fitted yellow mini dress with white pipping and a cut-out waist. In this issue, she talks what she was like in high school, her instagram posts, boxing and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview. For more on Gina's feature, visit Health.com and pick up a copy on newsstand on August 12th.
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I obviously like to box, and I grew up in a boxing family, but I didn't know [director] Peter [Berg] was so into boxing. I ended up boxing every day. I got so strong that summer, it was unreal. Mark [Wahlberg] would come when he could. Peter and I would box each other in the ring. I adore him. He's cracked me across the face, and I've cracked him across the face. It's really not as painful as you would think. We don't break that easily.
On if she did stunts in her new film 'Annihilation':
I have some pretty big stunts. I mean, I'm not stupid. I wanna live, but I'm like, 'I'm gonna Tom Cruise this. I wanna do my own stunts.' There are things I can't do, but if I can do it, I'm gonna try. I've always been that girl.
On cutting her hair:
You know what's so crazy? I was going to write for [Lena Dunham's] Lenny Letter about the transition of cutting my hair, and how five years ago, should I have cut my hair, nobody would've had any opinion or said anything to me on Instagram or Facebook or whatever. But being on a bigger platform like Jane means I got mixed reviews that really had me second-guessing my beauty.
On what she was like in high school:
I looked like a little boy. I didn't get my period until I was 16. I went to school with all the wealthy kids, and I was on financial aid, and they all seemed to grow up a lot quicker than I did. So it was difficult. These kids had Mercedes at 16. It was surreal to think, 'Why isn't this my life?' But it made me work harder because I wanted it, too, and I knew I was gonna be able to get it: 'Oh, this is not my life, but it will be one day.'
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