Gina Rodriguez Talks 'Deepwater Horizon' Role

The "Jane the Virgin" star is live in Times Square to dish on her big screen role!
4:43 | 09/26/16

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school. You have recently spoken out aens photo shopping. Speaking out, talking about it. Amazing people that have been part of my career journey they look at unrealistic expectatio expectations. We're bombarded by images that constantly remind us that we're not skinny enough, don't work hard enough. Artists are contributing to that by not standing up and presenting themselves. I think the young girls that are part of my awesome journey, I want them to know I'm battling the same ins kuecurities pip look at a magazine cover, it doesn't look like me, that can be damaging to myself. When it looks like me, I think, there I am. I am enough. So important for young girls to hear that. Absolutely. I had a chance to meet you backstage. You have a glowing personality. You said you would like to be the first Latina Oprah? Can you give us your best Oprah impersonation? I love bread! I do, I do. I think what's beautiful about Oprah, not only does she inspire everyone across the board, but her ability to bring together a community, have outlets, have a voice for the community. And Latinos in the country, 65 million plus. Under the umbrella of Latino, there are many different cultures. We deal with the same reputation and struggle living here in America. Where you're born here or come across for the American dream. That kind of unity is needed. Especially now during the campaign. Your show is such a big hit. Have you felt that community come together behind you? Sure. I feel the love from every community. I could not be more grateful for that. We all want the same things. Love, happiness, success. Really, our skin color only defines how much pigment we have. You're not -- you have a new movie out, "Deepwater horizon president" let's take a look. Original. Cool. We might need to rebuild. Stand up higher, we can jump out further. We're going jump over the fire. Yes. Trust me. The real story. Tell us about your character. I play Andrea. She was an officer on the oil rig during the oil spill. A young Latina, right out of university. She was one of the only females on the oil rig during the explosion. I feel great to feel be able to play her. Courageous. Brave. One of the survivors. The film is about the human lives we lost. Celebrating them. Paying tribute to them. During the oil spill, we were familiar with the environmental crisis. The oil in the what person the mans covered. We never talked about the lives that were lost. The 11 lives that were lost and the -- the -- it's so interesting, this idea of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. We're all ordinary. We're all, you know, equal. We're all capable of extraordinary things. It's great to see that on screen. Peter berg is brilliant. Kurt Russell, John malkovich, Kate Hudson, mark Wahlberg. Thank you for bringing the most delightful, positive energy on a Monday morning. I love your energy. I love your smile. If you want to be Oprah, I have no doubt you will. Here she comes. No, I'm kidding. I don't. Gina Rodriguez, everybody.

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