Oscars 2015: Gina Rodriguez Talks Meryl Streep Comparisons!

Gina Rodriguez Talks Meryl Streep Comparisons at Academy Awards!
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Gina Rodriguez strutted the red carpet of the Academy Awards for the first time on Sunday night, and she certainly made an impression.

The Jane the Virgin star and Golden Globe winner chatted with Ryan Seacrest during the E! red carpet special about comparisons to living legend Meryl Streep. "I am not deserving of that whatsoever," she said. "That's really cool. Hopefully, one day, I will be deserving of that. So, I'm gonna work hard." 

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In the past, the 30-year-old actress expressed her desire to be the "Latino Meryl Streep." 

"I didn't see color as a young girl," she told The Hollywood Reporter. "I used to think that [Latinos] didn't even exist...and then to see Rita [Moreno] do it, I just realized we needed to make a stronger impact. That set off my course. And I used to say that I was going to be the Latino Meryl Streep one day."

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