After starring in the comedic telenovela spoof Jane the Virgin, Gina Rodriguez was ready to do something a little different — and Miss Bala is definitely a departure for her. It tells the story of a young woman who, while looking for a missing friend in Mexico, is abducted by a drug cartel and forced to do work for them. All the while, she’s coming up with an escape plan. For Rodriguez, making a movie like this was an entirely new experience, but one she enjoyed immensely, especially since so much of the cast and crew was Hispanic. (Click on the media bar below to hear Gina Rodriguez)
Miss Bala opens in theaters on Friday, February 1.