The CW actress, 32, is used to being in front of the camera, but in the clip directed by her friend, Anton Soggiu, she tried something entirely new. The video is a part of Soggiu’s art project called “Ten Second Portraits.”
“It's always great to be in front of his lens but this time it was just me,” Rodriguez captioned the clip. “Bare and exposed in the streets of LA. No makeup. No styling. Just me.”
The Golden Globe winner went on to explain why this was so significant.
“I suffer from anxiety,” she wrote. “And watching this clip I could see how anxious I was but I empathize with myself. I wanted to protect her and tell her it's ok to be anxious, there is nothing different or strange about having anxiety and I will prevail. I like watching this video. It makes me uncomfortable but there is a freedom I feel maybe even an acceptance. This is me. Puro Gina.”