Interview with Gina Rodriguez and Manny Jacinto: I want you back

We interview I Want You Back stars Gina Rodriguez and Manny Jacinto about their favorite rom-com couples, divorce advice and more.

In the new rom-com I want you backNow streaming on Amazon Prime, Charlie Day and Jenny Slate play two unlucky singles who are frustrated after finding out their former significant others have moved on and are happy with other people. The two team up to get their exes back by sabotaging the new relationships. Gina Rodriguez plays Anne, Day’s Peter’s ex-girlfriend, who is now with Manny Jacinto’s Logan.

Rodriguez and Jacinto spoke to screen frenzy to discuss their all-time favorite rom-com couples, what to do after a breakup, and more.

Related: Read Screen Rant’s I Want You Back Review


Screen Rant: This was a beautiful movie, a joy to watch. Another romcom to add to my collection. I want to know who is your all-time favorite rom-com couple?

Manny Jacinto: I mean off the top of my head, Harry and Sally. Sage and Harry.

Gina Rodriguez: George Clooney and Amal Clooney. They give me a few goals.

Going real life. Love that.

Gina Rodriguez: But I kinda like me, you know, Monster Beauty was my favorite rom-com. It was like J.Lo and Jane Fonda were my favorite couple. The two together. Wow.

I love that you just said that. I think that movie is so underrated. It’s fantastic.

Gina Rodriguez: So good, right? I’m going to check that out again today.

Manny Jacinto and Gina Rodriguez in I Want You Back

Yes, I think I am, actually. I’m going to light it next.

Now I want the Manny and Gina guide to breakups. Your best friend gets dumped. They try to move on. What is your advice? What are steps one through three of what you tell them to do?

Manny Jacinto: First you would throw your phone away. Don’t look at your phone. Get that out of there. That’s the first for me.

Gina Rodriguez: Then you hang out with this person as much as they allow you. You’re just taking their time. You are taking up your friend’s time. You go hang out. Maybe go to the park, go for a walk, get massages, do what is financially able for you. But to spend some time with that friend so that their loneliness doesn’t tempt them to pick up that phone you asked to throw away.

Manny Jacinto: Step three. When you’re ready, spend that time alone. Go in a little bit. Work on yourself. Look at what growth needs to be done and keep your fingers crossed that things will eventually get better. That’s the step-by-step guide from Gina Rodriguez and Manny Jacinto there.

A lot. Top Gun: Maverick† Comes eventually, I’m told. So I need you to give us one more plague to tie us up until… Top Gun: Maverick arrives.

Manny Jacinto: Oh man, it’s been so long since we shot that movie. But when it comes out, it’ll be worth it, guys! It will be worth the wait. 30+ years. So if you can wait that long, you can wait another three months.

Following : Charlie Day & Jenny Slate Interview For I Want You Back

  • I want you back (2022)Release date: February 11, 2022

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