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See ‘Jane the Virgin’ Fan Theories Blow Away Star Justin Baldoni

Actor talks amnesia, sexuality and God-as-narrator in our exclusive “Fan Theory Exploder” video

Playing Rafael Solano, the sensitive biological father to Jane’s baby on acclaimed CW series Jane the Virgin, Justin Baldoni remains a crucial component in the loopy dramedy, which premiered its third season this month. Nonetheless, the actor promises no firm answers in his “Fan Theory Exploder” session, repeatedly apologizing to viewers and admitting, “I don’t know anything.”

Baldoni praises the creativity of fan theories, which touch on everything from Xo’s baby being Rogelio’s biological child to the Latin Lover Narrator’s higher power identity. “These are really good,” he enthuses. “I have a feeling they should be writing the writers. Some of these could probably get some writing jobs.”

One theory (“Michael’s shooting leaves him with amnesia and he must fall in love with Jane all over again”) strikes Baldoni as familiar: “I love this. I love this,” he gushes. “I think that something that [cast member Brett Dier] actually pitched.”

Another hypothesis – “The Latin Lover Narrator is actually future Mateo reading the story his mother wrote” – has already crossed his mind: “True story: This is what I thought too,” he said. “But they will not tell me if it’s right.”

Baldoni does offer solid commentary on the least bizarre theory: that “Jane will remain a virgin until the series finale.”

“Poor Jane,” he says, laughing. “Oh my God, that would be a very depressing show, I think. I don’t think that’s going to happen. I think they’re going to explore her sexuality in a very healthy way. And she’s married. Who knows what’s going to happen, right?”


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