“They’re like: ‘We love her. But can she come back in with a tight black dress?’,” the Golden Globe award-winning actress Gina Rodriguez said of an audition.
Apparently, the casting team was more concerned with her being “pretty enough to be on the cover of a magazine,” then with the genuine portrayal of the character. Rodriguez even poked fun at how she’s willing to push the envelope when it comes to getting a good laugh. “I’m a brown girl, so I have to cross all the lines. I did just recently give birth on-screen,” she joked.