Gina Rodriguez is quickly making a name for herself as America's Sweetheart. She's hilarious, kind, and working hard to bring visibility to Latinx voices on screen. Fans across the nation want Rodriguez to be cast in every single role and we are here for it!
The most recent casting news has made some fans' dreams come true. Last year fans of the hit TV show Brooklyn Nine-Nine tweeted their dreams of having the Jane the Virgin star and Stephanie Beatriz together on screen and the two responded in kind.
— Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) August 22, 2017
And now, this dream has become a reality. In the now deleted Instagram post, Terry Crews posted a photo of him, Stephanie and Gina outside of the Brooklyn Nine-Nine set. The hot gossip is that the Puerto Rican actress will be playing the girlfriend of Rosa who is portrayed by the Argentine actress. The 33-year-old actress is supposedly only starring in one episode so the lovers don't seem to be fated for a happily ever after. However, if fans are what helped get Gina the gig, with more of the fans' love we may see more of the Latina actress in the future on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
This news also brings LGBTQ+ visibility to the forefront. Recently, Rosa came out to her parents in an emotional episode.
And I know this story is just one of MANY MANY coming out stories in the world. I know it’s not on me to tell them all, just this specific one as well and honestly as I can.
— Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) December 13, 2017
According to GLAAD's 2017 report LGBTQ+ characters only make up 6.4 percent of characters on broadcast television. Steps have been made in terms of progress, such as How to Get Away With Murder, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Riverdale recently tackling bi-sexual issues in confronting myths and stereotypes. However, there is no denying that more can and should be done.
We can't wait to tune in and see these Latinas light up our screen during Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Beatriz and Rodriguez #forever.