The star of Jane the Virgin took to BUST magazine to talk about her life, and no topic was off limits. Gina Rodriguez told the publication that she can relate to her CW character since they both grew up in Catholic households and tried to conform to traditional standards of sexual purity.
this month talking about so many things including but not limited to three concepts near and dear to our collective hearts: feminism, masturbation and bisexuality. “In all honesty, I used to feel guilty for masturbating. Oh my god, this extreme guilt! And that lasted way too long. Or maybe I masturbated too much! It’s OK to look back in retrospect and be like, it wasn’t good that I felt bad about touching myself,” she told the magazine.
The most revealing details came when Rodriguez confessed that in real life she feels that she is more bisexual than her on-screen character.
For her part, Rodriguez says, “Jane with Michael was everything to me, and I really can’t imagine Jane being with anyone else.” But she’s on board with the fans who ship her with Jane’s frenemy (and Rafael’s ex-wife) Petra, with the couple name “Jetra.” Rodriguez says she sees that fantasy pairing online “so often,” adding, “and so many fans ask me if Jane is bisexual. Jane is the furthest from bisexual — maybe Gina’s a little closer than Jane is! — but I love that they want that. And I’m all about ‘Jetra.’I love ‘Jetra.’”
Does she have a celebrity crush? “I want to play [Stephanie Beatriz’s] love interest so bad. I really hope they make that happen,” she said about the openly bisexual Brooklyn Nine-Nine actress.