Gina Rodriguez Is Now Team Harry Styles

by S. Atkinson
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Attention One Direction fans, stop what you're doing and head to Twitter immediately. Gina Rodriguez tweeted Harry Styles what sounded to me like a musical challenge, and I guess this might mean that her adoration for the photogenic Brit might even outweigh your own. You know, if that's even possible, which seems unlikely. Given the fact that "Mic Drop" in the tweet below could refer to "Drop the Mic," the segment in The Late Late Show with James Corden, I have a sneaking suspicion that this tweet isn't as cryptic as it sounds. But let's back up for a second.

This isn't the first time we've learned that, much like the rest of the world, the Jane The Virgin actor is carrying a flame for the Dunkirk star. On May 16, she confessed that, at the grand old age of 32, she has only just "discovered Harry Styles." Earlier in the day, she'd retweeted her friend complimenting the Brit's appearance on The Late Late Show and added: "Dude. I can't sleep and I also was watching tonight's episode and yes......I think I need it too. Wait, yes. I...just...bought the single."

I should stress at this point that a heart-eyed emoji was used at the end, because she's only human.

And if you're wondering how a person stumbles across this quasi-unknown, underground musician like Styles, the answer is television. Obviously. The 32 year old tweeted "I discovered his album because of his @latelateshow takeover." But does Rodriguez has the requisite musical experience to challenge one of the world's best set of vocal chords in a rap battle? You'll be soothed to hear that she won a 2011 Imagen Awards nomination for her performance in the musical film Go For It! Hopefully she'll be able to project her insults in ringing tones and with all the confidence the segment requires.

If you're thinking that #micdrop seems far too vague to be a reference to one specific TV short, Rodriguez's emphasis on having discovered the mop-top Brit via The Late Late Show could also imply that they'll be busting some rhymes there. We haven't seen a "Drop The Mic" moment on the show since Corden took on none other than Riz Ahmed in April 2017, so we're certainly due a new installment.

But given all the tweeting your favorite actor has been doing on the subject of the musician this week, I'm guessing this battle will go down sooner rather than later. So make sure you tune in to The Late Late Show tonight; you won't want to miss this if it happens.