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The actress may have beef with the franchise, but not her co-star.
Michelle Rodriguez opened up recently about the sexism of the 'Fast and Furious' franchise, but she has now clarified that her comments were not in reference to her co-star Vin Diesel's input in the film series and insists that he is a 'supporter' of strong female roles.
Michelle Rodriguez at 'The Fate of the Furious' premiere
The 38-year-old actress wants everybody to know that she was not talking about Vin Diesel when she said recently that she may leave the 'Fast and Furious' series for good if the next movie does not explore equal opportunities for female stars. In fact, Vin is totally on her side.
Rodriguez, who plays street racer Letty Ortiz in the films, has suggested she may walk from the franchise if there aren't more and better roles for female actors.
Michelle Rodriguez has threatened to quit the Fast and Furious movie franchise unless the producers improve the quality of roles offered to female actors.
The 38 year old star, who has played street racer Leticia ‘Letty’ Ortiz in five of the eight films in the multi-million dollar movie series to date, made the comments on Instagram on Wednesday (June 28th) as the most recent film The Fate of the Furious marks its digital release.
Michelle Rodriguez may turn her back on the 'Fast and Furious' films
With the more dumbed-down title Fast & Furious 8 outside of North America, this overcrowded franchise continues in its trajectory to provide mindlessly outrageous thrills involving muscly guys, tough girls and loud cars. This episode is marginally more grounded than the high-flying previous instalment, but it's still utterly preposterous. It's also a huge amount of fun, thanks to the snappy cast and far larger than life driving stunts.
We catch up with Dom and Letty (Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez) living in Havana and challenging the locals to some vroom-vroom racing antics. But their happy life is interrupted by the arrival of Cipher (Charlize Theron), a mysterious woman who has something on Dom and lures him to the dark side. To stop Cipher's nefarious plan, Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) is brought back into action by Mr Nobody (Kurt Russell) and his rookie colleague Eric (Scott Eastwood), who also draft in Letty and the team (Tyrese Gibson, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges and Nathalie Emmanuel) before heading off to Berlin. Things don't go so well there, so they bring in hothead nemesis Deckard (Jason Statham) and chase Dom and Cipher to New York and Arctic Russia for even more outrageous vehicular mayhem.
New to the franchise, director F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) gives the film a gritty edge that sits surprisingly well with a stream of wry comedy running right through every scene. He also kicks off the action from the opening shot, then barely pauses for breath for a odd moment of plot exposition or emotion along the way. This is full-on action entertainment, riotously over-the-top and hilariously enjoyable, even if it's dumb as a post. And the action sequences are jaw-droppingly enormous.
Continue reading: The Fate Of The Furious Review
Having become a tremendous smash-hit, the 'Fast & Furious' franchise has no plans of stopping. But where will it go without Paul Walker?
As the seventh 'Fast & Furious' movie continues to dominate the global box office, rumours are swirling about where the franchise will go from here. Originally conceived as the first in a trilogy, 'Furious 7' was rewritten as a send-off for the late actor Paul Walker and ends on a definitive final note. So where to from here?
"We think there's at least three more," says Donna Langley, head of the film's studio, Universal. "Paul is, and always will be, an integral part of the story. But there are many other great characters, and it's also an opportunity to introduce new characters."
Continue reading: 'Furious 7' Sparks The Rumour Mill
Michelle Rodriguez - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival world premiere of 'Live From New York' which was held at The Beacon Theatre in New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 15th April 2015
For their seventh adventure, the Fast & Furious cast and crew continue to outdo themselves with mind-boggling stunt driving and outrageous action mayhem, this time infusing everything with emotion as a way of honouring late actor Paul Walker. The rip-roaring pace and more internalised drama combine effectively to create a riotous thrill ride that might actually bring a lump to the throat. Even if it's all utterly preposterous, it's solidly entertaining.
Things pick up right where Part 6 left off, with former black-ops killer Deckerd Shaw (Jason Statham, who else?) determined to avenge his fallen brother. As he tracks them down, Dominic and Brian (Vin Diesel and Paul Walker) have reassembled their team (Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges) to take a job with shady government agent Mr Nobody (Kurt Russell). Their target is the even shadier villain Jakanda (Djimon Hounsou), who has kidnapped a genius hacker (Nathalie Emmanuel) to get his hands on her all-seeing gadget. But Shaw is on their trail as they track Jakanda to the mountains of Azerbaijan, and he interrupts their mission there as well as in the deserts of Abu Dhabi and the streets of downtown Los Angeles.
The double-edged premise offers all kinds of opportunity for plot twists, but of course the main point of these movies is to create increasingly insane set-pieces. This time, the film opens with Brian explaining to his young son that cars can't fly, after which director James Wan proves otherwise, flinging our heroes' hot rods into the sky from airplanes, tower blocks and cliff tops. Amazingly, they seem able to steer even in mid-air! But never mind, it looks so painfully cool that there's little do do but sit back and enjoy the chaos, knowing that even though a flashy vehicle is destroyed every minute, there's a newer, more awesome car coming in the next scene.
Continue reading: Furious 7 Review
Guys, chill. She didn't mean it that way.
Michele Rodriguez sure knows how to word an apology right. This time, she took to Facebook to apologize about “the whole superhero thing.” She was referring, of course, to her TMZ interview, in which she unintentionally went on a tirade about actors from ethnic minorities playing characters, intended to be white. When speaking to TMZ recently, she dropped this gem of a quote.
Oops! Michelle Rodriguez didn't mean it that way, apparently.
“That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard,” she told TMZ in a video posted Saturday. “I think it’s so stupid because of this whole minorities in Hollywood thing. It’s so stupid. Stop stealing all the white people’s superheroes. Make up your own. What’s up with that?”
Continue reading: Michelle Rodriguez Apologises For Foot-in-Mouth Minority Comment
The 36-year-old actress was forced to clarify what she actually meant when she told minority actors to "stop stealing all the white people's superheroes."
Michelle Rodriguez is known to be rather outspoken, but she even realizes her recent comments about minority actors in Hollywood may have gone a little too far, and now the 36-year-old actress is offering an apology.
Rodriguez has apologized for ehr comments about minority actors
Rodriguez caused controversy on Friday night (Feb 28th) when she was caught on video saying that minority movie stars shouldn't play white characters that are already established and make up their own.
The sins of London have followed them home. After throwing Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) out of a cargo plane, his brother, Ian Shaw (Jason Statham), is out for revenge. When Shaw kills Han Seoul-Oh (Sung Kang) in a brutal car-crash, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) are forced back behind the wheel for one last ride, in order to find the man who killed their friend before he can get to them. This investigation will see the team dropping their cars out of planes and driving between buildings to prove that they are the Furious 7.
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One year on, Walker's family and friends still find it hard to deal with the loss.
It’s been a year since the death of Paul Walker. With all the bad stuff that happened in 2014, the actor’s death last winter sort of fell behind in newsworthiness, but he is constantly in the thoughts and prayers of his family – both his real one and his onscreen one.
A year later, life without the beloved son, father and friend hasn't gotten any easier.
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12th July, 1978
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