EXCLUSIVE: Michelle Rodriguez Talks Turbo, Fast & Furious and Red Carpet Fashion

There is a lot of competition at theaters right now. Why should everyone run out and see “Turbo”?

It's a movie where you have some cool characters played by Sam Jackson, Michael Pena, and Snoop combined with a great soundtrack. But even above all that, what sells this movie is the moral of the story-- if you dream big and believe in yourself, it could help you through some of the toughest times. It might even help you make those dreams come true.

What was it like for you to see your animated character come to life?

Paz is very different from the real me. She’s got this funny combination of rockabilly and Chicana going on! I found [the process] very innovative and I love her.

Paz is very much like the character of Letty that you play in The Fast and the Furious. In fact, most of the characters you portray are pretty badass. What attracts you to these roles?

I just really respect those characters because of their independence. They don't rely on anybody to live and I like that. I think it's a great message to send out. If there is a role that I don’t want to play, I’m not going to. It's just how I am.