Jane The Virgin star Gina Rodriguez is taking matters into her own hands to tackle the controversy surrounding the Oscars.
She penned an open letter to launch #MovementMonday, which will highlight a Latino actor or actress every Monday in hopes that the larger community will support films that the actor appears in.READ MORE: FRESH for Fall on KBCW
More support from the Latino community, she says, is what’s needed to prove that Latino cultures need to be represented in the media.
” #MovementMondays, pick any Latino currently working we can support,” she wrote.READ MORE: Return to the Hidden Temple!
“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.”
Her first #MovementMonday post recognized Guatemalan-American actor Oscar Isaac for his performance in Ex Machina. Isaac also appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.MORE NEWS: Serinda Swan On Her Character Dr. Jenny Cooper In The CW's 'Coroner': 'The Humanity Seen In Jenny Is Really Resonating With People'
Be sure to catch Gina in Jane The Virgin every Monday night at 8pm right here on The CW Philly.