What do “Jane the Virgin” stars Andrea Navedo (Xo), Yael Grobglas (Petra) and Jaime Camil (Rogelio) think of the show’s breakout success and its potential Emmy chances? Gold Derby recently chatted with each of them on the Paley Festival red carpet at the Dolby Theatre. Watch our exclusive videos below.
Navedo plays Xiomara Villaneuva, Jane’s (Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez) mother on the show. On the red carpet she got emotional while talking about her cast and told us that the attention the show has been getting from fans, critics and award shows was an unexpected, but great surprise. “It’s surreal. To be honest, I had no idea. I just wanted to book a pilot. That was my goal and to continue to pursue my dream and step forward in that way.”
Grobglas has the tough job of balancing the villainous role of Petra Solano on the show while still reminding people that she’s really not like that in person. Actually, she doesn’t really think Petra is all that bad either, just a misguided soul. “Petra, deep down, she’s not a bad person, she’s just really struggling to survive. I feel for her a lot of the times. I mean, I don’t agree with her decisions … but I feel for her,” Grobglas told us.
There are few things Rogelio De La Vega loves more than himself, Jane, Xo and awards. However, Camil, who plays Rogelio on the CW hit series, says he differs on that last sentiment. “To be honest, we don’t work based on having a como se dice, un resultado [how do you say, a result]. We don’t work because we’re expecting something to happen.”
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