By Jesus Trivino | 04/19/2013 - 15:50
Gina Rodriguez still misses Jenni Rivera—we all do. Fortunately, Rodriguez co-starred with JR in her first film role, Filly Brown, which hits theatres nationwide today. In the film, Rodriguez portrays the titular character, an aspiring L.A.-based rapper with a mother (Rivera) in jail and a father (Lou Diamond Phillips) struggling to make ends meet. Think 8 Mile with a Latina spin. Here the up-and-coming actress remembers her time with "La Diva de La Banda."
By Tom Castaneda | 12/24/2012 - 20:57
It’s shaping up to be a really competitive awards season with films like Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln and Life of Pi already garnering serious Oscar buzz in the acting categories, as well as those behind-the-scenes.
By Samantha Leal | 08/29/2012 - 16:00
For someone who just turned 26, Joseph Julian Soria is making some serious moves – most recently starring in the film fest favorite Filly Brown and joining the newest season of Army Wives as Hector Cruz, husband to Gloria (played by Alyssa Diaz). We caught up with the young actor to get the scoop on his Army Wives character, his celebrity crushes and the lowdown on his love for Meryl Streep.
Let’s start with your background – where’d you grow up?
By Sugey Palomares | 08/20/2012 - 13:00
Actress Gina Rodriguez has earned positive praises for her powerful role as an aspiring rapper who struggles to survive after her mom (played by Jenni Rivera) is incarcerated in the indie NYILFF favorite, Filly Brown. Now movie lovers wonder what kind of roles the talented 27-year-old actress plans on pursuing next.
By Sugey Palomares | 08/15/2012 - 13:07
Movie lovers, it’s that time of year again to support Latino independent films! The New York International Film Festival rolled out the red carpet for the premiere night screening of the Sundance hit, Filly Brown. The film directed by Youssef Delara and Michael Olmos, features Gina Rodriguez as an aspiring hip-hop artist who struggles to balance success and her personal life while her mother, played by Jenni Rivera, is incarcerated.
By Adriana Rivera | 01/16/2012 - 09:39
Gina Rodriguez is soaring right now with buzz for her new film Filly Brown, which is due to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this month. The 27-year-old Chicago native of Puerto Rican descent stars as the title character in the film opposite Jenni Rivera and Edward James Olmos. Rodriguez, a graduate from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, plays an aspiring hip-hop artist struggling to make the right decisions.