Press Tour: 'Jane the Virgin' breakout Gina Rodriguez 'waited patiently' for right role

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Press Tour: 'Jane the Virgin' breakout Gina Rodriguez 'waited patiently' for right role
Anyone looking for the breakout star of the upcoming fall TV season found the answer in "Jane the Virgin" leading lady Gina Rodriguez. When you can charm a room full of grouchy, sleep-deprived critics at the 2014 TCA summer press tour -- as Rodriguez did, with ease -- you can probably win over the world. The panel easily could've gone the other way. "Jane," inspired by a Venezuelan telenovela, has one of the new season's most absurd premises: Jane (Rodriguez), a young college student Miami and avowed virgin, is accidentally artificially inseminated during a visit to her Ob-gyn and winds up pregnant. The father, Rafael (Justin Baldoni), is the owner of the hotel where Jane works. And that's where the insanity begins. In the hands of showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman ("Emily Owens, M.D."), "Jane" adopts the same heightened mix of comedy, romance, sentimentality and unique, relatable characters that defined the
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