Michelle Ro­driguez threat­ens to leave Fast and Fu­ri­ous

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment -

Amer­i­can ac­tor Michelle Ro­driguez (left) is un­happy with the di­rec­tors of Fast and the Fu­ri­ous for not bring­ing women any­more into the spot­light. The 38-year-old ac­tor an­nounced on In­sta­gram that she is pre­pared to leave be­hind her beloved role as Letty Or­tiz in the hit Fast and the Fu­ri­ous fran­chise due to its lack of strong fe­male voices in the se­ries.

She wrote, “F8 is out dig­i­tally to­day, I hope they de­cide to show some love to the women of the fran­chise on the next one. 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.”

Re­cently, in an in­ter­view with En­ter­tain­ment Weekly, the ac­tor re­vealed that even after hav­ing award-win­ning fe­male ac­tors like He­len Mir­ren and Char­l­ize Theron, the film had a greater fo­cus

on male ac­tors. She added, “On day one, I [changed] the char­ac­ter from be­ing some­thing that I could not do in front of mil­lions of peo­ple into a char­ac­ter that I’m ac­tu­ally proud of, but at the end of the day, what mes­sage are we send­ing out there for women? It does weigh heavy on my head.”

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