While the world is teeming with excitement over Gina Rodriguez’s new Disney + show Diary of a Future President, no one is more excited than Eva Longoria. The 44-year-old actress took to her social media to share how thrilled she is for the new series, which premiered today (January 17) on the streaming service. “Congrats [Gina Rodriguez] on your new project,” the Desperate Housewives alum wrote on her stories along with the poster for the show.
The series tells the story of 12-year-old Cuban-American girl Elena (Tess Romero) who narrates her life as she tries to survive middle school and begins her path to becoming the president of the United States. Gina, who plays an older Elena once she is the president, serves as one of the show’s producers with her company I Can & I Will.
Eva continued her message with a nod to the show’s Latinx cast and crew by writing the hashtags “representation matters” and “Latinas.” Not only does it feature Latinx stars like Gina, Tess and Orange is the New Black star Selenis Leyva, the show is also directed by a Latina woman Ilana Peña. Eva and Gina have been candid about wanting to have more Latinx representation in Hollywood. The Grand Hotel star recently teamed up with other Latinx actors to join the initiative L.A. Collab, a project that is working toward “doubling the Latino representation in Hollywood by 2030.”
"As a Latina, I want to see more actors who look like me onscreen and behind the camera," Eva said about the project. "I started my own production company to create content from our community, and I became a director and producer to be in a position to hire people who look like me."
The first episode of Diary of a Future President is now streaming on Disney +.