Michelle Rodriguez Threatens to Quit 'Fast & Furious' Franchise


Michelle Rodriguez isn't afraid to voice her opinions.

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While promoting the digital release of The Fate of the Furious, the 38-year-old threatened to leave the franchise if it doesn't start showing support to female characters. “I hope they decide to show some love to the women of the franchise on the next one,” Rodriguez, who plays Letty Ortiz in the film, wrote on Instagram. “Or I just might have to say goodbye to a loved franchise. It’s been a good ride & I'm grateful for the opportunity the fans & studio have provided over the years… One Love.”


In the past, the Puerto Rican and Dominican star has also been candid about sexism on the testosterone-driven film. Rodriguez pointed out that although she and actress Jordana Brewster, who plays Dom Toretto’s sister, have starred alongside the popular movie for sixteen years, they've had little interaction with each other on the films. “I think that’s pathetic and it’s lack of creativity,” the actress told Entertainment Weekly.

However, this is not the first time the brunette beauty has threatened to quit the blockbuster franchise. Back in 2015, the star revealed she was ready to walk away from the first film because she disagreed with her character's development, who was supposed to have a love triangle between Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker). "Is it realistic for a Latin girl who’s with the alpha-est of the alpha males to cheat on him with the cute boy? I had to put my foot down,” the Texas-bred star told the Daily Beast. “I basically cried and said, I’m going to quit and, ‘Don’t sue me, please—I’m sorry, but I can’t do this in front of millions of people.’”

She added: “My whole point in being an actress is that I thought I got to live a dream. And I don’t dream about being a slut! Do you?!”

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Guess only time will tell if Rodriguez will star in the final two films from the long-running franchise. Fast and Furious 9 will be released April 19, 2019 and 10 will follow on April 2, 2021.