Category: The Star

Public Appearances Update – The last few months

So time to get this site back alive. I’ve finally added photos from events of the past few months that Gina attended including lots of photos promoting “The Star”. Be sure to check them out. Gina is currently attending the premiere of “Ferdinand” so be sure to check back later for more on that.

Public Appearances > 2017 > Last Uploads

Visiting The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Gina was a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk about “Jane the Virgin” and “The Star”. Be sure to check out the interview below and check out our gallery in which you can find photos of Gina outside of The Late Show.

First look at Gina’s character in “The Star”

The first photo of Gina’s character Mary in “The Star” has been released.

Within reading the first few pages of The Star‘s script, actress Gina Rodriguez knew she wanted to be involved in the new animated film by Sony Pictures Animation.

“I laughed after only reading a few pages,” the 32-year-old told People en Español. “I was so in love with all the players that I fell in love with the [nativity] story all over again.”

The movie—directed by Tim Reckart—tells the story of how Bo, a brave donkey, and his animal friends become the unrecognized heroes of the first Christmas. “I love the story of the nativity, this was part of my childhood and this story tells it in a splendid way,” she says.

Rodriguez, who is behind the voice of the Virgin Mary, lets us in on her unique experience recording voiceovers and bringing her character to life. “I exaggerate my physicality to get it across in my voice. I tend to be pretty animated in real life. For voiceover work you have to be aware of your physicality but at the same time extend yourself so that the audience feels every intention,” shares the Jane the Virgin star, who also revealed that her Christmas celebration involves salsa dancing and eating a delicious pig with her family.

The Star is set to premiere in theaters on November 10th.

Gina joins “The Star”

The Hollywood Reporting is reporting that Gina has joined the cast of the animated movie “The Star”. Gina will be voicing Mary.

The Walking Dead star Steven Yeun, pop star Kelly Clarkson, Oprah Winfrey and Saturday Night Live’s Aidy Bryant are among those lending their voices to The Star, Sony Pictures Animation’s animal take on the first Christmas.

Keegan-Michael Key, Kristin Chenoweth, Anthony Anderson, Gabriel Iglesias, Ving Rhames, Delilah Rene, Kris Kristoferson, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Tyler Perry, Tracy Morgan and Christopher Plummer are also in the large cast, which was announced as part of SPA’s presentation Wednesday.

Academy Award nominated Timothy Reckart is directing The Star, which has a story by Carlos Kotkin and Simon Moore, and screenplay by Kotkin. The movie is aiming for a Nov. 10, 2017, release.

Per SPA, The Star tells of “a small but brave donkey named Bo (who) yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock, and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told — the first Christmas.

Yeun is voicing the donkey, Bryant the sheep and Key the dove.

Plummer is King Herod, while Rodriguez and Levi are Mary and Joseph, respectively.

DeVon Franklin, who works on faith-centric films (such as Miracles From Heaven) is exec producing along with Lisa Henson and Brian Henson. Jenni Magee Cook is producing.