Gina Rodriguez may have just given her dad the best Father’s Day gift ever.
The “Jane the Virgin” star announced on Tuesday that she'll be publishing a book that will encompass all of the lessons she's learned from her father, Genaro Rodriguez. The book, titled I Can And I Will: Tools My Daddy Gave Me, is expected to be released by Simon & Schuster in 2016, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Rodriguez enthusiastically shared the news on Twitter after the announcement by the publishing company.
— Gina (@HereIsGina) June 16, 2015
“In I Can and I Will, [Rodriguez] will share words of wisdom from her father,” Simon and Schuster associate editor Emily Graff told EW. “These are words that give her strength in times of hardship. Through personal stories, she will describe how these words were challenged, and confirmed. This book will be something you can turn to when you are in search of a friend, when you need inspiration and encouragement.”
When Rodriguez, 30, accepted her Golden Globe in January, she spoke about the influence her father has had on her life and career. Rodriguez is just the second Latina to win a Golden Globe for best actress.
"This award is so much more than myself," Rodriguez said during her acceptance speech. "It represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes."
"My dad used to tell me to wake up each day and say, 'I can and I will,'" she continued. "Well, Dad, today's a great day. I can and I did."
Rodriguez and her fans have since used hashtags like #ICanAndIWill as empowering statements. Earlier this week, the actress channeled her father again with an Instagram photo and caption that thanked him for introducing her to boxing as a child.
My father gave me boxing as a young kid. Boxing makes me feel strong both inside and out. It puts perspective on what beauty truly means to me, it's not about being skinny it's about being strong. Strong in my character, strong in my heart, strong enough to give my strength away to another. Thank you @jeremyrayvaldez for capturing this moment. You are an incredible actor, photographer and friend.