Magazine article Variety

You Don't Want Them to See You

Magazine article Variety

You Don't Want Them to See You

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It should be noted that while star Gina Rodriguez dazzles as the eponymous celibate on the CW's "Jane the Virgin." the literal voice of the show is the smart, suave narration offered by voiceover artist Anthony Mendez. WHITNEY FRIEDLANDER

What was the audition process like?

I almost didn't want to do it. I mean you look at the premise - accidentally artificially inseminated and then you have a Spanish accent on top of that. As a voice actor of color, you're always a little bit weary of something like that What I liked about "Jane* was they weren't making fun of the accent, it's just an enhancement to fthe show].

It's interesting that you say voice actor of color ...

Because you don't see what the person looks like. You can change the way you speak, but the essence of who you are is still there. …

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