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Gina Rodriguez 'empowered' by Mark Wahlberg

Gina Rodriguez 'empowered' by Mark Wahlberg

Gina Rodriguez felt "empowered" by Mark Wahlberg.

The 32-year-old actress has nothing but praise for her 'Deepwater Horizon' co-star and admits he just "got" her.

She told Latina magazine: "One thing I find extremely empowering about Mark is that he doesn't want to do it alone. He wants to help everyone around him, uplift everyone around him. Mark understands that he got to where he was because of all the people that helped him get there, including himself.

"He got me. He got the idea that s**t was hard and I pushed through. It wasn't just hard as a Latina, it wasn't just hard as a curvy leading lady, but it was hard as a woman. It was hard as somebody that came from the hood. He gets the struggle, and he could see it in someone else."

Meanwhile, the 'Jane The Virgin' star previously admitted her journey to fame "hasn't been easy".

She said: "I know that this journey hasn't been easy or quick. It seems to almost get harder because my dreams get bigger and I desire more.

"The idea of staying grounded is so crazy to me because I remember what it was before those dreams came true. I remember all the challenges and obstacles and I see the new challenges and obstacles as I go along. Everything comes to an end. Every chapter has an end. I'm not going to be Jane the Virgin forever. I'm going to do movies that fail; hopefully I'll do movies that succeed."