Gina Rodriguez Proposes To Jessica Marie Garcia And Asks Her To Star In New Disney Series
Gina Rodriguez may be putting “Jane The Virgin” behind her, but that doesn’t mean the Boricua doesn’t have plans in the works.
According to a report by Deadline, the actress is taking on a recurring role in the upcoming Disney+ series “Diary of a Female President” and will also get back in the saddle of her director’s chair to direct the first episode. The news was announced today as production commences and the selection of the series’ main cast has been set.
Anticipation over the new series is building fast and hard.
The new Disney series will narrate the story of a 12-year-old Cuban-American Elena as she goes through middle school and sets out on her path to becoming the future president of the United States.
The series will be narrated by Gina as she reflects on her diary as a 12-year-old named Elena who “walks through the world with purpose and confidence.” Gina will play Elena as an adult as she embarks on the campaign trail.
In a statement about the new series through her production company I Can And I Will, Rodriguez said that she established her production company “as a vehicle to tell stories for and by the underrepresented… Bringing this story to Disney+ is a dream come true not to mention hope for our future.”
And what a brilliant imagining for the underrepresented this new series is set to provide. Casting for the show seems to be including Latinas of all kinds, including an Afro-Latina actress who has been on the scene for a while.
Selenis Leyva of Orange Is The New Black will also star in the series.
Leyva, who has had wide acclaim for her role in Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black” will star in the series, though we aren’t too sure what her role will be in it yet. She will also star alongside freshman actors Tess Romero and Charlie Bushnell.
It’s clear Gina’s expectations for the series are high, and with her goals of representation in mind, it’s a project close to her heart. So close in fact, that in a recent post to Instagram, she was seen crying over a new addition to the cast.
Jessica Marie Garcia of “On My Block” was seen being asked to join the cast in a new Instagram story that is beyond sweet.
During an Instagram story posted by Garcia, Rodriguez proposed to the “On My Block” actor asking her to take part in the series as well. Garcia has recently rocketed to fame with her roles in the Netflix series “On My Block” but has been in the Hollywood scene for a while. She’s racked up roles in series films such as “Betch,” “Liv and Maddie, and “Avenge The Crows.” She’s also acquired a pretty massive following of 1.2 million followers on Instagram and been active about voicing her opinions about her culture and political events on the platform too.
‘Diary Of A Female President’ is set to debut next year
The series will include 10 episodes and will stream on Disney+ in 2020. The streaming service officially launches in the US on November 12, 2019 and is expected to feature a library of Disney canon.