WATCH: Michelle Rodriquez Says the ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise Has to ‘Evolve or Die’


In June, Michelle Rodriquez took to Instagram the day The Fate of the Furious (aka Fast 8) dropped on digital and DVD. 

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While M-Rod loves the franchise and is grateful to Universal Pictures and the fans, she admitted that it was time for the brand to “show some love to the women” of the franchise—or she would have to bounce.

Her gripe? That the women characters barely get to talk to each other. The actress is right. If you saw Fast 8, then you know that Michelle, Helen Mirren, and Charlize Theron don’t interact with each other. Boo.

On Monday, TMZ spotted M-Rod in Beverly Hills and asked if her feelings about the testosterone-driven franchise were still the same. M-Rod didn’t back down. In fact, she reinforced her comments with a “female empowerment” stance.

She told TMZ: “Evolve or die, baby. I hope they show some love to the women in the franchise. I’d like to see what. I’d like to see them talk to each other for a change; you know what I mean? I can count on one hand the times I’ve talked to female actresses in the franchise, and I think that’s kinda sad.”

Watch the video here.


Fans aren’t ready to say adiós to badass Letty Ortiz, and we hope the screenwriters aren’t either. It would be bomb to see Letty get a stronger storyline and even kick (more) butt n the next two installments, which are slated for 2019 and 2021.

Honestly, in Fast 8, we were waiting for Letty to put serious hands on Charlize Theron’s Cipher. Letty needed to beat Cipher's ass like she stole something. 

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