Rosario Dawson In Cosmo For Latinas

Rosario Dawson covers the Fall 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan for Latinas, on stands September 9th. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Rosario’s organization Voto Latino, which encourages young Latinos to vote and be involved in politics. The Sin City 2 star opens up to the magazine about what’s next for Voto Latino, plus what she looks for in relationships, dating, and romance.

What are Voto Latino’s goals for the coming year?

“It’s not just about getting out there to vote, it’s also about who you vote for. We need more women of color in politics, because, otherwise, we’re not represented. Through our summit series, we’re engaging Latinos in community building and networking—it has been absolutely remarkable because we’re having students and dreamers from across the nation networking.”

What were your teenage years like?

“I was an awkward teenager. I went stag to my prom. I was a virgin until I was 20 years old! My mother was raising five kids on her own, I wasn’t just going to sit back and be a horny teenager and continue some cycle of teenage pregnancy—I wanted more opportunities.”

What do you look for in relationships?

“I’m a touch person, I love intimacy…I love men! I love romance. I would love to fall deeply in love with someone, but at the same time it’s not my everything.”

What’s the most romantic thing somebody can do?

“For me, it’s about forethought. For my 25th birthday, my then-boyfriend prepared a beautiful bath for me. He put flowers and a bunch of little candles everywhere. He was crazy busy, and he knew I loved a great bath! I remember it was so small but it was so special to me because he thought it through.”