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With three seasons under their belts, the characters in HBO Max’s Doom Patrol have gone on quite the journey and now with the fan favorite series in its fourth season when it comes to Diane Guerrero’s Jane that journey has in part manifested itself in a fashion evolution. Season 4 of Doom Patrol has seen Jane’s style mix it up a bit with a look that is a lot more distinctive and more defined from when we first met her in looking like what Guerrero described as a “shell of herself’ back in Season 1. Now, Guerrero tells ComicBook.com about how Jane’s new look is reflective of the shift in the character’s personality and a mirror to just how much she’s grown.

“As a character evolves … you can just tell she cares a little more,” Guerrero said. “Before she had a very kind of tunnel vision of who she was. She was honestly almost a shell of herself. She’s like, ‘I’m not going to care how I dress.’ She was actually intentionally almost not wanting any attention, not wanting to be seen. She wanted to be off-putting, which I really enjoyed from the character because I had never done that. I was always very concerned about being put together, how people see you.”

She continued, “The first three years I remember coming into wardrobe and telling Carrie, head of wardrobe, ‘I want to look like a clown this year. Give me clown.’ And that was third season. And then towards the end of third season, I was like, ‘I don’t want clown anymore.’ She goes, ‘you said clown, and we’re working with clown this year.’ And so, fourth season I came in, ‘I think Jane’s evolved a little more. I think she wants to be a little more playful with her clothing, but also just a little more put together.’ I think that’s just reflective of how her personality has changed.”

And Jane’s personality has changed a great deal over the three seasons, but her journey is far from over. Guerrero described the place where we find Jane in Season 4 as being a path where it’s almost like watching the character learn to walk as she starts to come into her own.

“She’s in a very interesting place in her life. She’s just found out that Kay has completely disappeared, and Jane has no contact with her or the other personas and she kind of just witnessed Dr. Harrison disappear. And there’s always been this debate, it’s like, where do the personalities go? Do they die? Do they actually die in the well or how do they disappear or how do they move on? So, I think that Jane is kind of tackling her own sense of mortality and her usefulness,” Guerrero told ComicBook.com. “For her entire existence she’s been focusing on protecting kay and she recently finds out that kay doesn’t need her protection and she finds out that Kay actually wants her to find her own purpose. Now she’s just struggling with what the hell is my purpose if it isn’t to protect you? You’ll see through the season, she’s kind of dipping her feet into what it’s like to self-discover, to experiment and to find out what makes you happy.”

She’s kind of going through it right now,” she continued. “But at the same time, there is some levity there. I think the audience is going to be surprised with Jane this season. I think they’re going to see a new side of her. When someone is so focused on just one thing being their thing, like protecting someone else, there’s not much room for yourself. So, it’s kind of like, you’re just going to be witnessing her learning how to walk almost. So, I’m excited for that.”

Doom Patrol airs new episodes Thursdays on HBO Max.

Source: ComicBook.com

Jan 01, 2023 0 Comment Interviews

Jane (Diane Guerrero) is going through some big changes on this season of HBO Max’s Doom Patrol. Mostly cut off from the personalities she ostensibly leads as part of the collective mindscape known as The Underground, and told by her host body Kay that she needs to figure out who she is on her own, Jane has been on a journey of self-discovery in Season 4.

“There’s so much to explore with Kay, I was excited to explore Jane, as well,” Guerrero told Decider. “It finally happened in such a way that was so personal, self-expression, self-actualization, and finding your identity. One of those was a very intimate, was Jane sort of discovering her sexuality and what that meant in context with being one of the personalities of Kay, especially one that came to protect her at a time that was so sensitive, like at a time when Kay’s body was experiencing sexual abuse.”

Spoilers for today’s episode “Youth Patrol” past this point,

Dec 30, 2022 0 Comment Interviews

Season 4 of Doom Patrol is well underway on HBO Max and it’s a season that has found its reluctant heroes in an interesting place not just as a team but personally as well. The season thus far has seen them come together as a real time just in time to discover that they might be the catalyst for an apocalyptic event — one that involves carnivorous zombie butts no less — but also sees them each dealing with major changes to their own status quos. For Jane, that means the disappearance of Kay and a disconnect between herself and the other personas. It’s the start of a new journey for Jane and according to star Diane Guerrero, it’s an interesting place for Jane to be and for fans, the path she’s on will be like watching her learn to walk almost — starting to come into her own over the course of the season.

“She’s in a very interesting place in her life. She’s just found out that Kay has completely disappeared, and Jane has no contact with her or the other personas and she kind of just witnessed Dr. Harrison disappear. And there’s always been this debate, it’s like, where do the personalities go? Do they die? Do they actually die in the well or how do they disappear or how do they move on? So, I think that Jane is kind of tackling her own sense of mortality and her usefulness,” Guerrero told ComicBook.com. “For her entire existence she’s been focusing on protecting kay and she recently finds out that kay doesn’t need her protection and she finds out that Kay actually wants her to find her own purpose. Now she’s just struggling with what the hell is my purpose if it isn’t to protect you? You’ll see through the season, she’s kind of dipping her feet into what it’s like to self-discover, to experiment and to find out what makes you happy.”

She’s kind of going through it right now,” she continued. “But at the same time, there is some levity there. I think the audience is going to be surprised with Jane this season. I think they’re going to see a new side of her. When someone is so focused on just one thing being their thing, like protecting someone else, there’s not much room for yourself. So, it’s kind of like, you’re just going to be witnessing her learning how to walk almost. So, I’m excited for that.”

Source: ComicBook.com

Dec 28, 2022 0 Comment Interviews

Disney+ debuted the trailer for Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl, a magical live-to-film concert experience featuring a special introduction by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

From Disney Branded Television and produced by Fulwell 73, the new Original special will become available to stream on Wednesday, December 28, exclusively on Disney+.

Dec 18, 2022 0 Comment Projects, Videos

You probably know Diane Guerrero from Orange Is the New Black, where she starred as Maritza Ramos, a tough-talking Bronx woman with Colombian roots — and thrice won Screen Actors Guild Awards with the cast for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

Now, she is returning for the fourth season of Doom Patrol, an action-drama series based on characters created for DC Comics by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney, and Bruno Premiani. It follows a group of superheroes who each have suffered accidents that gave them superhuman abilities. Together, they are a group of outsiders who fight to save the world that doesn’t want them.

The series features an all-star cast of superheroes, including Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby), and Cyborg (Joivan Wade), and now former supervillain Madame Rouge (Michelle Gomez) is joining the group too. Guerrero stars as Crazy Jane, whose superpower is having 64 alternate identities, each of whom has their own superpower. It’s complex, to say the least. Not only that, but she’s also the first actor to ever play Crazy Jane on-screen, which Guerrero considers a huge honor.

Season four of Doom Patrol premieres with two episodes on December 8 on HBO Max, followed by one episode weekly through January 5. In the fourth season, the team of superheroes travels to the future to find an unpleasant surprise. Guerrero speaks with Shondaland about season four, the importance of mentors, the power of kindness, and why she identifies with Crazy Jane.

Visit Shondaland to read the full interview

Dec 09, 2022 0 Comment Interviews

There’s a new trailer for the upcoming fourth season of Doom Patrol!

Nov 27, 2022 0 Comment TV Shows, Videos

Diane Guerrero and her castmates from Encanto have been nominated at the 2023 Grammy Awards! The film’s soundtrack scored a total of three nominations!

Best compilation soundtrack for visual media
“Elvis,” Various Artists
“Encanto,” Various Artists
“Stranger Things: Soundtrack from the Netflix Series, Season 4 (Vol 2),” Various Artists
“Top Gun: Maverick,” Harold Faltermeyer, Lady Gaga, Hans Zimmer & Lorne Balfe
“West Side Story,” Various Artists

Best song written for visual media
“Be Alive” [From “King Richard”], Beyoncé
“Carolina” [From “Where The Crawdads Sing”], Taylor Swift
“Hold My Hand” [From “Top Gun: Maverick”], Lady Gaga
“Keep Rising (The Woman King)” [From “The Woman King”], Jessy Wilson feat. Angélique Kidjo
“Nobody Like U” [From “Turning Red”], 4*Town, Jordan Fisher, Finneas O’Connell, Josh Levi, Topher Ngo, Grayson Villanueva
“We Don’t Talk About Bruno” [From “Encanto”], Carolina Gaitán – La Gaita, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto – Cast

Best compilation soundtrack for visual media
“Elvis,” Various Artists
“Encanto,” Various Artists
“Stranger Things: Soundtrack from the Netflix Series, Season 4 (Vol 2),” Various Artists
“Top Gun: Maverick,” Harold Faltermeyer, Lady Gaga, Hans Zimmer & Lorne Balfe
“West Side Story,” Various Artists

Grammy winners will be revealed during the live ceremony on Sunday, February 5, 2023, from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The show will air at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS and stream live on Paramount+.

Source: ABC News

Nov 15, 2022 0 Comment News

In honor of National Immigrants Day, the Kennedy Political Union and American University Residence Hall Association held a discussion with actress Diane Guerrero on Oct. 28.

Moderated by Kelly Ma, RHA vice president of diversity and inclusion, Guerrero spoke about her experience as a first-generation Latina actress and how her experiences shaped her career, passion for immigration reform and self-confidence.

“I am who I am, and I can’t be anything else,” she said. “I think that who I am and my story really influences all of my work, but it’s changing.”

Guerrero, known for her roles as Maritza Ramos in “Orange is the New Black” and Lina in “Jane the Virgin,” expressed how important it was to her in the beginning of her career to be vocal about her identity, but no longer feels that it is necessary for it to be the forefront of her work.

“I think I’m just trying to live my life and not have that be the central focus, but just an influence,” she said. “I [want to] tell all kinds of stories, not just ones about family separation and immigration.”

Guerrero has spoken in support of immigration reform, having experienced the consequences of the system herself. When Guerrero was a child, she came home from school one day to find her house empty, her family having been deported to Colombia while she was gone.

She shared her family’s story of deportation in her books “In the Country We Love” and the youth adaptation “My Family Divided,” which influenced her work in advocacy and sharing her experiences. However, Guerrero said the immigration system left her continuously disappointed despite her efforts.

“All of this work is because I thought I could get closer to my family,” she said. “Time and time again, none of that worked.”

Different ways of storytelling, she said, is what’s coming next, and Guerrero plans to be behind the camera, not in front of it — she is already planning on making a documentary about her family in Colombia.

In particular, Guerrero spoke about how she wants to tell different stories going forward in her career, specifically about her family. Hollywood, too, has confined her to a certain type of story; Guerrero said she was typecasted often, playing characters whose main traits involved their status as an immigrant.

“I’ve had to break down a lot of those stereotypes for myself, to say, ‘I can do this role, and this role has nothing to do with my heritage or my ancestry or anything,’ she’s just a person,” she said. “I’ve had to break down a lot of that for myself because those walls are already there.”

Guerrero hopes that her work evolves from 2016 — when she published “In the Country We Love” — to be more honest and more unashamed. She is reaching a point of patience in her life when she no longer feels the need to compare herself to other people, resulting from a desire to be closer with her family in Colombia and years of therapy.

“It’s a process; therapy’s important, wellness is important, self-care is important, you just have to find what works for you, but it certainly needs to be your number one priority, or else everything else just sort of falls apart,” Guerrero said.

In an interview with The Eagle, Guerrero said that the most important thing she’s learned in therapy is “patience.”

“I think we get so caught up with having to catch up … catch up to whom? Everything needs to be at your own pace, at your own time, and know that the universe is working with you, not against you.”

With therapy, Guerrero has also learned important aspects of self-care that have helped her learn more about herself as a person. Instead of being so focused on her career and getting jobs, she said she has learned to appreciate spending time with family — after her dad’s death this year, she found herself regretting not taking the time to visit more.

During the conversation, Latine students in the audience expressed gratitude and support for Guerrero, thanking her for sharing her story on and off the screen.

“You remind me that what I’ve gone through is valid,” one student said. “We need people like you back home,” said another, whose family was also from Colombia.

Throughout the conversation, Guerrero touched on topics of home. While she still plans to work in the U.S., she’s looking at buying property in Colombia, where she’ll spend more time with her family and possibly start one of her own.

She also spoke about the advice she’d give her younger self: “I would tell myself that I didn’t have to be like anybody else,” she said. “What is going to set you apart is not being like anybody else.”

The advice she gave to people in similar situations as her: you belong everywhere, even when people tell you that you don’t.

“You are here to be your best self and to do your best, and that’s all that matters,” Guerrero said.

Source: The Eagle

Nov 11, 2022 0 Comment Interviews

This year vegan beauty brand Love Beauty and Planet partnered with the Orange is the New Black star, Diane Guerrero to celebrate the launch of their Plant-Based Body Wash Collection and how Latinas are making the world a ‘sensational space’ through small acts of love for the planet in their community and at home.

According to their site, since the Unilever brand launched in 2018, it has been dedicated to making our planet cleaner, greener, and more beautiful. It uses 100% recycled plastic to make our in-shower bottles to reduce waste and lower the impact on our environment.

HOLA! had a chance to ask Diane why she partnered with the brand to launch these body washes. The 36-year-old star said “This is a partnership based on values I share for people and the planet: products that are biodegradable, with proceeds that support communities in need. I couldn’t be happier to see organizations that hold these values in mind as they produce great products.”

Guerrero told HOLA! that she is growing a small garden because she believes sustainable food sources are the key to securing a sustainable future.

Throughout her childhood, Diane’s mom would use coffee grounds for a body scrub or squeezed Limones to treat dark underarms and elbows. Now in her 30’s, she has her own sustainable and natural beauty and health secrets. Here are three that she shared with us:

1. There is one for a mask that I use when I am breaking out – yogurt, honey, and oatmeal 🙂

2. I also make a cinnamon & honey tea and drink that 4 times a day for a week, then take a week off, and do it again for a week. That is for skin & reproductive health.

3. I also eat papaya & granadilla (which is hard to find in the states but I have found it at some farmers markets) which is great for digestion.

Love Beauty and Planet has also donated $50,000 to Mujeres De La Tierra – a Latina-owned organization selected by Diane herself, working towards making their local communities cleaner, greener, and more beautiful! The donation went towards their Vamos a la Playa program, designed to teach community members about public access to the beautiful Southern California coastline and allow them to learn about marine life and environmental responsibility.

Was it weird going from playing Crazy Jane in Doom Patrol to Isabela Madrigal in Encanto? What was the biggest challenge?
I don’t think it was hard for me because both characters were something that I really wanted to play. Because of my role on Doom Patrol, I’m going from character to character so I was ready to go and play Isabela. Especially because I have been preparing to play Isabela since I was a little girl. 🙂

Do you have any singing projects in the works? What are you currently working on?
I just recorded a scripted podcast called Adelita: Changing the Key, where I play a Tejano singer wanting to cross over musically. I got to sing different styles of music on that and it was very rewarding. And I’m doing a live performance of Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl in November, so I’m really looking forward to that.

Source: Hola

Nov 07, 2022 0 Comment Interviews

Celebrate the holiday season with the Madrigal family as the storied Hollywood Bowl transforms into the magical Casita from “Encanto” in a show-stopping concert event, “Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl,” with a special introduction by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

From Disney Branded Television and produced by Fulwell 73 Productions (“Among the Stars,” Emmy Award®-winning “Adele: One Night Only,” “GRAMMYS®”), the all-new original special will be available to stream on Wednesday, December 28, only on Disney+.

Step into Casa Madrigal for an unprecedented concert spectacular as the original voice cast of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award®-winning “Encanto” reunites at the Hollywood Bowl.

Starring Stephanie Beatriz (as Mirabel), Adassa (as Dolores), Carolina Gaitán (as Pepa), Jessica Darrow (as Luisa), Diane Guerrero (as Isabela), Mauro Castillo (as Félix), Angie Cepeda (as Julieta) and Olga Merediz (as Abuela Alma) and special guests, including legendary Colombian superstars and multiple Latin GRAMMY Winners Carlos Vives and Andrés Cepeda, “Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl” turns the historic venue into the world of the animated film that became a global phenomenon.

Oct 28, 2022 0 Comment News