Words matter. These are the best Andrea Navedo Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I’ve seen other actresses refuse to be ugly. Even if the story line calls for it or the character calls for it, they just can’t go there for vanity’s sake, and they don’t want to be perceived in an ugly way. I was like, ‘Nah, I wanna go for this.’
Soap operas are like TV boot camp. You have to be able to self-direct, learn a ton of dialogue in a short amount of time, and deliver a performance in one or two takes.
My dad was in my life, and he was actually a very positive influence on me in my life. He was always there. He was a great dad. But my parents divorced when I was 5, so I grew up in a single-parent home.
When I was in Mexico and started to dream in Spanish, I knew that was a good sign that I was learning the language. It was cool.
The black community sees itself as one group, and they are all experiencing the same experiences as a group with racism and whatnot, growing up in this country.
It’s really easy to give in to, ‘I want to raise my kids,’ ‘I want to be the best mom, so I have to give up my dreams.’ I don’t believe that. I think, if anything, being a living example to your children is beautiful.
When my career started on daytime soaps, those characters usually didn’t have much depth to them. The main goal was to memorize my lines in order to film efficiently the next day. But with ‘Jane The Virgin,’ the writing is strong, and everything is intentional.
I have to stop and think about everything I do. I’m very calculated in a lot of ways.
I have a cousin who, at age 36, passed away from cancer, and she left three girls.
You’re not going to learn about acting on TV and in film. You’ll learn more in plays and in class.
When I discovered eyelash extensions, it was like the sea has parted; the sun came out. It was everything.
In real life, we think people don’t change, but they do. People do change in profound ways with all the different major things that happen in their lives.
There’s so much humor in serious things sometimes.
Latinos come from different countries, and they tend to segregate with only their country instead of embracing all the other countries, because in reality, all the Latinos are going through the same experiences of discrimination and racism.
The most important thing you can do for yourself is get an education. Learn, listen, and respond. You have to study and practice to get better at your craft and to widen your skill set.
Every mother wishes the best for her children.
I try to eat almost the same thing every day, as it makes food shopping and what to eat much easier as well as healthier.
My husband is actually Italian-American, and he thought I was Italian when he first met me.
Many people don’t have a strong support system because entertainment is a tough industry to get into. Even though my family wanted me to find financial and professional stability, they supported my passion for acting.
My mom struggled for a long time growing up poor, and then we were on welfare when I was a kid. So to see her kids, not just me, be successful and making money and happy and healthy and in good relationships – it means so much to her after all that she’s been through.
When I was 11, I went to Puerto Rico for a month to stay with my grandmother. To see the way people lived there and experience my own culture was wonderful.
My grandmother is bilingual, but she preferred to speak Spanish at home, so she would speak to us in Spanish, and everyone responded in English, sort of like what happens on ‘Jane.’
I can easily tap into the feeling of being a mother and the feeling of, you always want what’s best for your kids. And that’s where most parents come from.
My mom was a single mother in the South Bronx living in adverse conditions. Seeing her struggles to get herself off of welfare and get back into the workplace and give me and my sister a better life – it’s an inspiration for me.
The women are so strong in my family.
Since I don’t have much time to cook, I tend to cook in bulk and eat leftovers.
I really needed a show like ‘Jane’ when I was growing up, so being able to portray a positive Latina character means a lot to me because I feel like it’s helping me to contribute to someone’s dreams.
Acting was always a secret desire of mine when I was growing up.
After moving to California, I decided to go back to school and get an education on various aspects of the entertainment industry.
I’m really Americanized. The only real Latina thing I do is cook rice and beans with chuletas and tostones. I do the healthier version of what my grandmother would have made: a lot less salt, a lot less fat, a lot more vegetables. Sometimes I serve it with brown rice, which is, like, sacrilegious.