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Actress Gina Rodriguez Offers To Give Fan Her 2015 Golden Globes Dress


by Jennifer McShane
29th Jan 2016

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Celebrities aren’t all other-worldly creatures who are far removed from reality. Some recognise that simply by reaching out, sending a tweet or even signing an autograph, that they have lifted a person’s mood or made dreams come true. Taylor Swift is a prime example. She’s done countless good deeds for her fans; inspired them when they felt no one else understood and literally changed their lives. Her actions are genuine, kind and generous, and they make us admire her all the more.

Jane The Virgin actress Gina Rodriguez is making headlines tonight for doing a similar good deed. And it’s pretty wonderful. Many of us sit through red carpet season with wails of “I’d kill to wear that Golden Globes?gown for a night!” and thanks to the 31-year-old’star, this will actually?happen for a young fan, thanks to?Rodriguez offering to give her the 2015 gown she wore to last year’s Golden Globes?- a black fitted strapless fishtail cut, designed by Badgley Mischka – to wear to her prom.

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Rodriguez revealed that she didn’t get to keep her beautiful 2016 Zac Posen creation so couldn’t offer it up, but we imagine the fan, eighteen-year-old Jessica Casanova, doesn’t feel too hard done by.

The cute exchange all went down on Twitter and various reports confirm that the deal has been done, how great is that?

Do you think Keira Knightley would lend out the emerald-green Atonement gown if we asked nicely? We can dream…

Earlier this week, the award-winning actress was also praised for calling for greater support and equality among fellow Latino actors, and raising awareness via social media.

Movement Monday’s. This is Oscar Isaac. He is a Guatemalan American actor. This is a picture from Ex Machina directed by Alex Garland and was released this past year. With all this Oscar Talk and lack of diversity I decided to start a movement and speak from the perspective of a Latina American who desires to see more Latinos on screen. There are 55 million Latinos in this country and although we all come from various backgrounds our unity can make a movie explode at the box office or a tv show soar to the highest viewers possible. The better these projects do financially, the more money they will spend on putting Latinos In blockbuster films, as leads in tv shows Etc. My solution is this, support is needed. Right now there isn’t one Latino that can Greenlight a movie. That means no studio will put their money behind a Latino face as a lead of a movie because they don’t believe we can make their money back. I am told time and time again “Latinos dont watch Latino Movies. Latinos don’t support each other” and sadly that is true. I’m not saying go and see a movie you don’t like to blind support, im saying if you want to see us represented on film and tv, if you want to see Latinos nominated for Oscars, we NEED to support one another. The industry sees money, the excuse can’t just be racism. We can make a difference in a very powerful way if we unite our support as one Latino community. Oscar Isaac, in my opinion had an Oscar worthy performance in this film. Let’s start making noise with where it matters most, where we put our dollars. Go support these films, watch these shows (mine is on tonight by the way, shameless promotion feel free to watch on the CW) and we can take making a change into our own hands. Each Monday I will highlight a latino artist we can support. Let us use our numbers and powerful voices to prove we support one another, to prove we can make a box office hit, to prove they need to support all the various Latino cultures in the media. That can be one part of the solution, so next year we have many movies that are worthy of Oscar contention! #MovementMondays Pick any Latino currently working we can support!

A photo posted by Gina Rodriguez (@hereisgina) on

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