Michelle Rodriguez threatens to leave Fast and Furious
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.”