Gina Rodriguez Had A Panic Attack After Booking ‘Jane the Virgin’

Gina Rodriguez is just like us! Not everyone will be offered the role of a lifetime, but we’re sure we’d react in exactly the same way. 

In a new interview with Cosmopolitan, the actress revealed that she had her first panic attack a couple years after landing the lead role in Jane the Virgin. 

“The anxiety started coming, like, two years into Jane,” she said, explaining that she “had my first panic attack at a sushi restaurant.”

“All of a sudden, I thought I was going to die, and people are taking pictures. It was horrendous,” she said, adding that there are many negative aspects of fame that people don’t usually think of before experiencing it firsthand.

“There are a lot things in the manual of living out your dreams that you don’t know about,” she shared. “Like you don’t have any more friends. You never go out to eat. You never see your family, your boyfriend, girlfriend, or whatever you have… It’s interesting. As a performer, you have to quite literally bury your life.” 

Still, despite the hardships, “everyday on set I’m like, How the hell did I get this lucky? To live out your dreams is a really surreal experience.” 

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