Gina Rodriguez Is Starring in Hollywood’s ‘Miss Bala’ And Her Fans Are Screaming

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Our very own beloved Gina Rodriguez is gracing the big screens once again next February 2019 as Gloria, a.k.a. “Miss Bala.” We know her best as Jane Villanueva in The CW’s “Jane the Virgin,” but out in the real world she is so much more. Rodriguez is one of the best representation of Latinas we could ask for in this moment.

Now, she’s taking on the action thriller lead role in Hollywood’s remake of “Miss Bala.” The literal only spillage about this movie has been the trailer, which Rodriguez posted to her Twitter. Here’s what we’ve pieced together of the plot.

Miss Bala is not to be messed with.

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Rodriguez a major advocate for educational scholarships for Latinos, who are falling behind every other ethnic group in achieving college degrees. “I am the educated Latina you’ve been warned about,” she posted to her Instagram. “But you haven’t been warned about us. Because you don’t think we exist.”

You’ve been warned.

Instead of the good-intentioned virgin mom we’ve grown to love on JTV, Rodriguez packs heat in this film.

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It seems as though the Internet is here for it. The only other times Rodriguez has posted about “Miss Bala” has been to share a photo of Jonathan Adler packages from her agency (caption: “I love my agency.”) Claro.

And this on June 15, 2017: “Began my summer film and feeling really challenged along with outrageously gracious. #missbala”

Jane’s TV Dad came through with some emotional support.

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Anything Jaime Camil has to say is going to make me tear up. I don’t care that his undying love for his daughter is fictional, who couldn’t love Gina like that in real life?

The trailer sets the scene in México.

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The opening lines in the trailer start out with Gina Rodriguez saying, “After my parents died, I didn’t really think I was going to be able to come back to Tijuana.” The Wikipedia page about the 2019 film says that it was produced in both México and the United States.

There are some breakout Latinx stars getting their shot on the big screen.

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Cristina Rodlo plays Suzu, Gloria’s soul sister in “Miss Bala.” Rodlo is recognizable in Spanish-Language films, but “Miss Bala” is really her breakout role in Hollywood. We’re excited to see actual Latinas playing Latina roles.

All starts out pretty cheery with Gloria and Suzu.

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Rodriguez is sitting on a bed, teary eyed, when she tells Suzu, “You’ve always felt like family.” She responds, “Because you are family.” Then comes the montage of them smiling, taking chupitos and dancing at a Tijuana club.

But then a gang infiltrates and shoots out  the club.

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At this point, we’re all realizing that this is a remake of México’s Spanish Language film of the same name in 2011. The whole 2011 film’s plot is loosely based on a real story. It seems that Hollywood’s version veers away from the original beauty pageant backdrop.

It looks like the gang takes them both hostage, but separates them.

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We don’t really know what happens to Suzu, but we know that Gloria is hell bent on finding out. Once the gang finds out she’s an American citizen, they use her to blow up a DEA safe house.

The DEA now has footage of her committing a horrible crime.

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Now, she has to work with the DEA as an undercover informant to avoid going to prison for the rest of her life. Casual trip to Mexico gone real bad, right?

No te preocupes: there’s a Stockholm love interest situation brewing here.

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Smoldering Ismael Cruz Córdova, de Puerto Rico, and famous for his breakout role on “Sesame Street”, is now playing Lino, the gang leader and love interest of Gina Rodriguez. I’m melting for all this character development.

Gloria continues to prove her worth on both sides, but TBH, looks like she defects to Lino.

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I mean, we see cops shooting at them and Gloria turning back to help Lino escape while they drive through a hellfire of burning DEA cars. But what do we know?

One woman tries to tell it to Gloria straight:

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“Forget your friend. No one is coming to save you.” But Gloria won’t abandon Suzu, who appears to be used for some kind of sex trafficking.

Lino tells Gloria, “You’re going to be my queen.”

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Though his fellow gang leader is suspicious of her, saying that everything started to go wrong when she arrived. Psh, everything in my life is going right since Gina Rodriguez arrived, verdad.

What he also tells her?

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“The bala always settles the score.” Gloria takes it to heart and is seen walking away from some dead bodies in a glamorous red dress with an AK-47 as an accessory.

 This might not be a tear jerker, but we’re already crying.

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Raise your hand if you felt invincible after watching “Wonder Woman,” porque mujeres se puedan hacer todo. Imagine watching a Latina, and not just any Latina, but Gina Rodriguez, the champion of Latinidad facing present day problems. OK, her problems are extreme, pero still.

I tried to give them my money but you can’t buy tickets four months in advance apparently.

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Bet that when the movie comes out on February 1, 2019 that I’m going to be there. And then again the next day because we turn out for nuestros hermanos.

Plus, I’m just paying to stare at the beauty of this ship.

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Why are they so beautiful and perfect? So much more perfect that Raphael and Michael. If you’re not picking up what I’m putting down, educate yourself on Netflix, pronto.

Gina could have shared a 3 minute video of her playing with her dog, Casper, and we would have all had the same reaction TBH.

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Gina is the Latina who is strong and confident enough to clap back at haters calling her not “Latina enough.” In a HuffPost Live interview, Rodriguez explained that her parents raised her to speak English because “they wanted to assimilate us into a culture that wouldn’t, right away, put up their guard against us because of our accent.”

“I’m going to be reprimanded by a culture that I’m supposed to support and is supposed to support me because of the way I was raised?” she posited. “That is too limiting. That is unfair.”  😭 😭 😭 👏🏽 👏🏽 👏🏽

The fact that Gina Rodriguez can be Latina, the star of a production, and not hypersexualized is a victory of its own.

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And this is exactly the type of movie where that would happen. This isn’t “Real Women Have Curves.”

So block out your calendars. 😝

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You’re booked February 1st on a third wheel date with Gina Rodriguez and Ismael Cruz Córdova. 😍😍😍 Let’s support movies that Hollywood does right. It’s just so rare.

READ: Rita Moreno And Gina Rodriguez Shared In Mutual Puerto Rican Love And We Should All Aim For This Kind Of Relationship

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We Have No Pictures Yet, But Here Is Everything We Know About Baby Kulture


We Have No Pictures Yet, But Here Is Everything We Know About Baby Kulture

Kulture Kiari Cephus was born on July 10, 2018, meaning Bardi fans have spent four excruciating months waiting to see what the heir to a dynasty will look like. Cardi B has said outright that she’s not “mentally ready” to share her baby with the public right now, and we respect that. Even without pictures, we are already in love with the little bundle of joy. Even though they want to keep the baby a secret, we can’t help but try to learn everything we can about the little baby.

Offset and Cardi B have been incredibly private about Kulture’s life.

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Some have suspected that Kulture’s name came from daddy Offset’s album name, ‘Culture,’ but they haven’t confirmed. Offset did immediately get Kulture’s name tattooed on his face in tradition with his other children.

“She’s very feisty … She really is very demanding…”

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Cardi joked on Jimmy Kimmel Live when Kulture was just three months old. “My husband used to tell me like, ‘Stop screaming and stop catching an attitude when you’re pregnant because you’re gonna pass that to the baby.’ And I did!” 😂

Cardi B has said that she wants three to four children.

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“There’s certain things that I want to do with my daughter — like, I want to go to the beach with my baby, I want to take a stroll down the street with my baby — and I can’t because I don’t know who’s next to me and who has certain intentions,” she told Kimmel.

The paparazzi has forced her to be “very low key” with Kulture.

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Hence these pics in parking garages. She told Kimmel, “I don’t want to show my baby out to the public right now. I want to protect her. I’m not mentally ready — paparazzi be everywhere, like, even in my a**hole. I would like to do normal things with my baby, normal things, but right now I gotta keep it very low key.”

Bardi has turned down seven figures to publicly reveal her baby’s photos.

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In an interview with AppleMusic she told host Ebro Darden, “Me and my husband … we just don’t wanna show our baby right now. I got offered seven figures, but I’m just not ready yet … Over a million.”

This is the only photo we have of Kulture to date.

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Take it in. It’s the fullest picture you can see of Kulture. Todo respeto to la familia for being uncompromising about the worth of their privacy.

Just last week, the star opened up to People en Español about her separation anxiety from Kulture.

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“I don’t want to miss nothing from my baby,” she confessed. “I read that babies forget people so quick; I don’t want her to forget me. I don’t want her thinking that somebody else is her mom; I want her to love me as her mom.”

Bardi’s fear fueled her decision to drop out of Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic World Tour.

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She told the magazine that she has zero regrets about her decision to pull out of the tour which has now grossed almost $310 million dollars with 2.8 million tickets sold so far.

“Being a week away, it would just drive me insane,” she admitted.

Cardi B confessed that she wishes she had Kulture when she was a teenager.

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She gushed to Kimmel, “I am enjoying [motherhood]. It’s the best. It’s like, ‘Oh my gosh, I should have had you when I was a teenager. This is what I’ve been missing my whole life? I love you!'”
Here’s what we know about Kulture thanks to Cardi B. 

“She broke my vagina.”

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Reasons why we love Cardi B? She is unfiltered and unapologetically herself.. On Jimmy Kimmel Live, she shared, “Why nobody tells you about those things? Nobody told me they were gonna stitch my vagina! People just be like, ‘Oh you know when you give birth, it’s gonna hurt,’ but no one tells you that like, ‘your vagina!'”

Cardi B is obsessed with her lips.

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Alright you guys. Together we know what her forehead, hands and lips look like. We all know we won’t be satisfied until we see those windows to the soul. We all already love you, Kulture!

Kulture loves her abuelo.

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We’ve seen Cardi’s Dominican dad on her IG Live. He himself is 55 years old and is married to a 33 year old. Together they have a four year old son, meaning that Kulture’s uncle will only be a couple years older than her.

She gives Cardi B ‘peace of mind’ amidst all the Nicki beef.

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She tells People Magazine that having Kulture is her “proudest and my happiest [achievement being a mom].
“When you’re famous, so many things are being thrown at you: so many gossips, so many problems, so many beefs, so much money, so much of everything, it just kind of drives you crazy. And then when I see my daughter, it’s like a peace of mind. [I say:] ‘Ahh, I do this because of you.’ It cracks a smile on the most stressful days.”

The parents have opted not to hire a nanny.

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See that speck of a forehead? That’s the most they’ve shared of her face. Cardi B told People en Español, “I want to be the one that when she cries, I’m the one that stops her from crying. Seriously.”

Which means that we’re getting all the late night posts.

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It is so clear that Cardi B is giving Kulture all the emotional and physical labor she’s asking for. She is up at all hours, and is super open about her exhaustion.

Kulture is going to grow up “very humble and cultured.”

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She wants Kulture to spend time with her cousins and abuelos and understand that life isn’t like the mansion she will inevitably grow up in. Cardi B also wants her to grow up speaking four languages including, English, Spanish, French and possibly Italian. 

Kulture has an eye for nice things.

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She went on to say that, “She’s most likely gonna get whatever she wants from me and her dad, but I also want her to be humble.” She doesn’t want Kulture to be ‘snobby.’

Kulture has a very retro pink lava lamp that I’m coveting.

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Of course, Kulture’s crib is draped in tule and glitter ribbons. We could expect nothing less after the extravagant baby shower she was celebrated with.

Direct quote: “I do feel like I need a rest.”


After Cardi B told Kimmel she wants three to four kids, he/we were all like, pero como? She admits that she is tired, “but the happiness that my baby brung [sic] me, like, it’s just like, I can do this over and over again.”

i.e. We won’t be mad if you have more hijos, Cardi.

The Bardi gang is starving for content but is also like, cuidaté, todo bien.

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We’ll survive, Queen Bardi, and we have no idea how you are hangin’ in there. Soak up all the Kulture love so that we get a turn. 😉

READ: Cardi B And Offset Won’t Have To Worry About Much After Being Showered With So Many Gifts For Their Baby

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