TV’s Coolest Mom Talks About Her Empowering Role
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The last we heard from Jane Villanueva and company, the romantic heroine’s new (like, new new) husband Michael appeared to have been murdered. But in a show like “Jane the Virgin” that’s full of sharp turns, borrowing its template from telenovelas, it’s probable that the kindly heartthrob lives on in Season 3, which airs Oct. 17.
Jane’s mother, Xiomara “Xo” Villanueva, has a winding story arc of her own. Last season, her entanglement with Jane’s superstar father fizzled cordially after it became clear that the two fundamentally disagreed on whether or not to have more kids. Andrea Navedo, who plays the character, spoke on the phone with The Huffington Post about what to expect from Xo in the upcoming season.
She also touched on the show’s political bent, which has veered toward issues previously untouched by sitcoms, like the Bechdel Test and the personal tragedies that can accompany stricter immigration policies. Between seasons, Navedo produced and performed in a remake of a
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