If you haven’t already fallen in love with Gina Rodriguez, the well-spoken, smart star of The CW’s delightful dramedy “Jane the Virgin,” on her press tour for the new show, your obsession will definitely start to take hold when you read her answers for Zap2it‘s Ones to Watch survey.
It’ll take approximately 30 seconds to become obsessed with Rodriguez as the clever, ambitious, twentysomething wannabe-teacher Jane, who is accidentally artificially inseminated after spending her life actively avoiding following in her teen mom’s footsteps.
But before the show’s premiere on Monday (Oct. 13) at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, here are a few more examples of why she’s just so darn likable: For starters, she’s totally prepared for a zombie apocalypse, and second, she’s just as obsessed with Meryl Streep as the rest of the world.
What’s the current home-screen picture on your phone?
My boyfriend and our puppy Charlie.
What are your can’t-miss TV shows?
“The 100,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “New Girl”
What’s a song that always makes you happy when you hear it?
“Turn Down for What!”
What’s the most embarrassing song on your iPod?
“Story of My Life,” One Direction
Zombie apocalypse or alien invasion?
Zombie apocalypse. I’m ready.
What’s the last item you purchased?
Two Mark Laser paintings
Do you have any current pop-culture obsessions?
No. Wait. No, nope.
What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had?
Stuck in the forehead with an icicle in Chicago’s blistering winter.
Do you have any nicknames?
G, Lil G.
Your first kiss — who and when?
Macho. I was 11, he was 13. He put his tongue in my mouth and I almost punched him in the throat. Didn’t kiss again ’til I was 16!
What’s the worst place you have ever been to?
Crossfit. Any place that has Crossfit is the worst place.
What’s your spirit animal?
What was the last lie you told?
I don’t lie. It’s a curse.
Do you have any strange phobias?
Dental phobia. I hate dentists.
Air guitar or hairbrush singer?
Who is your last text message from?
Group text from my cast of “Jane.”
Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23. What’s the third sentence?
I’m in the makeup trailer. No books. Page 2 of my sides (bc there aren’t 23) is:
Michael: I just wish I could rewind everything, take it all back.
If you had to choose another career, what would it be?
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
Right where I am. Wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
Is there a celebrity that you have met and been starstruck by?
Meryl Streep. SAG Awards 2012, I was with Edward James Olmos after “Filly Brown” was at Sundance and she approached him to say hi. He introduced me and I was in awe. So regal, such a beautiful light. I thought, yeah, moment in the books.
What goes in your carry-on bag on the plane?
Headphones, mini iPad, snacks, a book (usually bought at airport) tampons (because you never know) wallet, phone and the stuff left over from the last trip.
What’s your favorite beverage?
Ginger beer. Perrier.
What food can you not resist?
Gluten-free pizza from Dominos
What do your friends make fun of you for?
Being a control freak.
What clique did you belong to in high school?
I ran my own clique. Those that were chill, honest, being themselves and usually artists.