These traits were ones he literally did not consider a Latina for. He picked her specifically because he fit that damsel in distress imagine that’s been coded as white. Latinas were not even given the opportunity to audition for the role.
Let me post this again so people can see how we continuously allow (require?) movies to whitewash and erase POC out of media/our consciousness
"Netflix has put us on Twitter so I now have a constant reminder of so many people who are calling me Bae. It feels really nice that there’s still space for me in this industry and that everyone is so warm to me… Now it’s like all day I know that I’m their Bae."