'Jane The Virgin' Star Gina Rodriguez Is Publishing A Book... And I Can And I Will Buy It ASAP
Following up a year full of successes, including winning a Golden Globes award, Jane The Virgin star Gina Rodriguez is publishing a book! Rodriguez announced the book deal with Simon & Schuster on Twitter Tuesday afternoon. Titled after part of her inspiring Golden Globes acceptance speech, the book will be called I Can And I Will: Tools My Daddy Gave Me. Which I LOVE.
In the speech, Rodriguez mentioned her father's advice to her, and soon after, according to the L.A. Times, Jane The Virgin creator Jennie Snyder Urman rushed to meet the Rodriguez's father and pick his brain for parenting advice. "I want my daughter to turn out like Gina and her sisters," Urman said.
Urman wasn't the only one who was taken by the fatherly advice Rodriguez shared. The Internet went wild with tears and "aww"s over the actress' speech. Now, Rodriguez will share more of her father's wise words in I Can And I Will.
According to EW, Simon and Schuster issued a statement in which Rodriquez shared her motivation for the book:
“This book has been a dream of mine for many years now, a love letter to a father who has given me strength I only know is right to share with others. If you can move, stretch, teach, inspire, encourage and motivate others by telling your stories why wouldn’t you?” said Rodriguez.
The book is due to be released in 2016.