GINA RODRIGUEZ CREDITS MENTORS FOR HER SUCCESS
Posted On Jan 06, 2017
“Having role models in my life was so important – I just went after dreams that seemed greater than themselves, and that was very helpful to me as an artist,” said Gina Rodriguez at the Moet & Chandon launch of the 2nd Annual Moet Moment Film Festival in LA last night. The festival, which kicks off the Golden Globes week, honors short films by aspiring young artists. “As a director, I have done a lot of short films, and it all comes down to a good story well told,” said actress, writer, producer, and director, Bryce Dallas Howard. She also acknowledged her father, director Ron Howard. “Dad has always been a mentor for me – our entire creative community supports each other,” said Howard. On stage, Rodriguez spoke about her journey in film. “It is a difficult journey where you find where you belong, where your voice is and where your space is,” she explained to the audience. “To have film festivals like this one that can give you opportunities to push you for your art and your voice is just so valuable,” noted Howard. Howard added that not only is her best childhood friend and mentor named Moet but that the best Golden Globes parties and this iconic French Champagne were dance partners for life. From rock candy cocktails to “inspiring and innovative” films, the Moet Moment Film Festival was the place to be for anyone climbing the very elusive and star-studded Hollywood ladder last night.