Jane the Virgin won’t be a virgin anymore.
The CW dramedy reaches its benchmark moment on Monday’s episode, when newlywed Jane (Gina Rodriguez) -- and mother of one -- will lose her virginity for the first time.
It’s not only a special episode in front of the camera, but also behind it: Eva Longoria got the task of directing Jane’s “big moment,” as she called it.
“Because we had Eva, it was perfect,” Rodriguez said. “And sex scenes are not as comfortable as people think -- not as intimate, not as sexual as people think. But, with the person that I lose it to, he made me feel very comfortable.”
Rodriguez couldn’t help but praise Longoria for expertly leading the charge behind the scenes. Special guest stars Gloria and Emilio Estefan make an appearance in the episode as well.
“She is focused, prepared, driven, funny, loving, generous and so smart!” the 32-year-old star marveled, with Longoria by her side.
Rodriguez’s co-star, Jaime Camil, who plays Jane’s father, the uber-successful telenovela star Rogelio, is getting a new love interest. After breaking up with Jane’s mother, Xo (Andrea Navedo), over their opposing opinions on whether or not to have kids (for the record, Rogelio wants more kids), he may get that chance when Darcy (Justina Machado), a matchmaker Rogelio hires, becomes more.
“The character of Rogelio, Jaime’s character, comes to meet up with me because he’s looking for somebody and then little things happen between Jaime and I,” Machado hinted to ET, adding “there might” be some romance blossoming between the two.
Meanwhile, Xo -- who had an abortion in the last episode -- will continue to face forks in the road.
“I’ll be making some difficult life choices [and] decisions that will be coming up quite soon and trying to maybe change my life path, so we’ll see,” Navedo told ET, adding that her TV daughter, Rodriguez, continues to inspire her. “She’s such a hard worker. She’s so smart and she maintains her humbleness through everything and all the wonderful things that are happening for her. I always tease her, ‘I want to be you when I grow up!’”
Jane the Virgin airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.