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.
Deadline is reporting that Gina has left her agency APA and is nearing an exit from her management company Primary Wave.
Gina Rodriguez, the Golden Globe-winning star of Jane the Virgin, has split with her agency APA and is nearing an exit with her management company Primary Wave. It’s unclear whether her departure from APA is related to the sexual harassment scandal at the agency involving agent Tyler Grasham, who has been fired.
We hear that Rodriguez’s exit is impending from Primary Wave, where she was managed by David Guillod. The co-CEO resigned this past weekend in the wake of sexual assault allegations made against him by actress Jessica Barth.
APA fired agent Grasham last month after multiple accusations of sexual harassment emerged. Some of Grasham’s young clients including Stranger Things‘ Finn Wolfhard and Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce also left the agency. Rodriguez was not a Grasham client.
We hear that Rodriguez is not currently taking meetings for a new agency.
The first couple of stills from the first few episodes of season 4 of “Jane the Virgin” have been added to our gallery. Be sure to check them out. “Jane the Virgin” returns this Friday on the CW.
The first teaser trailer for Gina’s highly anticipated movie “Annihilation” has been released. Gina is featured in it a bit so we get a first look at her character. Be sure to check it out below! Edit: Screen captures from the trailer have been added to our gallery!
Gina attended the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards last night to present an award. Photos have been added to our gallery thanks to my friends Mouza, who is the webmaster of Lin Manual Miranda Fan, and Claudia, who is the webmaster of Mary McDonnell Vault, for helping out with the photos!
Gina is gracing the cover of the October issue of Shape magazine. She looks absolutely phenomenal on the cover and outtakes. Be sure to check out part of the interview below as well as the video that was shot during the shoot. Shape will be on newsstands September 12!
“I’m the strongest I’ve ever been,” says Gina, 33. “Doing Muay Thai taught me so much about my body. Now I view it as an engine that keeps me active and healthy.”
This way of thinking has been a revelation for Gina, who was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease—an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the thyroid and causes symptoms such as fatigue and muscle pain—right after she filmed the pilot for Jane. Once she started practicing Muay Thai regularly, however, “I felt very stealthy and quick,” Gina says. “It was an amazing transformation.”
The extra energy she gets from pushing her body is powering up the rest of her life too. In addition to working on Jane, Gina is shooting a movie in Mexico and is the voice of Una in the animated film Ferdinand, which is out in December. Add to that the role of CEO and president of her own production company. “I’m living my dream,” she says. “I want to say to women who are reading this story, try anything you want. You’re strong and durable.”
Here’s how Gina taps into her grit and how you can too.
Find what drives you.
“My go-to workout has always been a form of fight training. My father was a boxing referee. He taught my sisters and me how to box at a very young age, which was fantastic for our confidence, athleticism, and discipline. This past year, I learned how to do Muay Thai. I went to Thailand with my boyfriend, Joe, for a month, and we trained with champions. To do Muay Thai, you have to build up your strength and stamina. It’s mind over matter; you’re pushing yourself. What I like best about it is the sense of inner strength it gives me. Knowing I can protect myself is a powerful feeling.” (Gina‘s on our list of badass celebrities who will inspire you to take up martial arts.)