Jane the Virgin, but pregnant
When Jane Villanueva was a young girl, her grandmother told her that women must protect their virginity at all costs. Despite the fact that she wanted to wait to have sex with Michael, her fiancé, until their wedding, she got pregnant.
How could Jane’s life plan change that much? She went to see her doctor for a routine check-up and was accidentally artificially inseminated with a specimen meant for the patient in the next room.
Isn’t that enough? The specimen belongs to Rafael, a reformed playboy and cancer survivor, who is not only the new owner of the hotel where Jane works but also a former summer crush of hers.
So Jane will have to make a decision about her future, while living around the contradiction between her mother Xiomara, who was a teenage mom, and her grandmother Alba, a religious woman.
“Jane the Virgin”, an adaptation of a Venezuelan telenovela, will air on October 13th at 9 p.m. on the CW, starring Gina Rodriguez as Jane, Justin Baldoni as Rafael, Brett Dier as Michael, Andrea Navedo as Xiomara, Yael Grobglas as Petra, Ivonne Coll as Alba and Jaime Camil as Rogelio.
In a conversation with The Outsider Argentina, Jennie Snyder Urman, executive producer of “Jane the Virgin” spoke about the adaptation of the telenovela, the main characters and the expectations of the show.
What is “Jane the Virgin” about?
It’s about an ordinary girl whose life becomes extraordinary. About fate and destiny and the elusive “meant to be…”
How did you adapt the Venezuelan telenovela to the American life style?
I tried to write the character specifically — Jane is a second generation American — and that informs who she is.
Which role is going to have the theme of religion?
It will definitely play a big role, as her grandmother specifically, is very religious.
What can you tell us about the main characters?
Everyone has dreams, secrets and complications!
How will Jane handle the contradiction between her mother’s teenager behavior and her religious grandmother?
That conflict will drive much of the show!
Which influence will have the “telenovelas” in Jane’s life?
Huge. They inform her ideas of romance!
What can people expect from the show?
Lots of fun, lots of twists and turns, and lots of unexpected emotional moments.