If one thing’s for sure, it’s that Gloria and Emilio Estefan impressed the stars of Jane the Virgin and the love is mutual.
At the Paley Center’s tribute to Hispanic achievements in television, Gina Rodriguez and Andrea Navedo gushed on having the Estefans on set with them, and it all felt like family.
“That’s difficult because we’re only on episode eight, but Emilio and Gloria Estefan, I mean…we had Eva Longoria direct which was absolutely incredible,” Rodriguez said to E! News.
Navedo, who plays Ximoara, said, “I love each and every one of our guest on the show, they each bring something different to our show. But my favorites have been Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio they were just so wonderful. It was like having our tio and our tia visit us, and come hang out with us. We were just beaming, beaming the day after they left, even the crew was saying, ‘Wasn’t that the best day yesterday?'”
Here’s an exclusive look one of the scenes from the singer’s cameo.
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The day that she left the filming of the show, Estefan was overwhelmed with happiness.
“So happy to actually be a part of one of my favorite shows on television, Jane the Virgin. It feels like family. Thanks to the entire cast and crew and our incredible director and friend, Eva Longoria. On the show Rogelio (Jaime Camil) has always been saying that I’m one of his best friends,” Gloria says exclusively to E! News. “Funny, because Emilio and I consider Jaime one of our best friends too! FUN!”
Longoria, who directed the episode, shared a photo of herself with the singer, Rodriguez and some of the ladies from the cast. “These are some of my favorite women! #JaneTheVirgin #Directing,” the star captioned the post.
Jane the Virgin airs Mondays at 9 p.m on the CW.