Michelle Rodriguez almost left Fast and Furious
- Bang Showbiz
- 1 April 2015
Hollywood actress Michelle Rodriguez has revealed she nearly walked away from the 'Fast and Furious' franchise
Michelle Rodriguez almost left the 'Fast and Furious' franchise after disagreeing about the development of her character.
The 36-year-old beauty, who stars as Leticia 'Letty' Ortiz in the films, was originally due to form part of a love triangle with Dom (Vin Diesel) and Brian (Paul Walker), but the idea was abandoned after Rodriguez threatened to walk away.
She explained: "I just said to myself, 'Look, you're going to just have to create your own archetype, doesn't matter if you go broke doing it'.
"And I almost did go broke, twice! But people finally got it: OK, Michelle is not malleable, you're not going to influence her by shining fame and money at her, and they stopped offering me that sort of stuff. But you know, it's a Catch-22."
The actress confesses her attitude has been a hindrance in some aspects, but she's proud of the fact that she's stuck by her principles and refused to back down.
She told NJ.com: "It's helped me and it's screwed me. I've stuck to my guns and I'm proud and people get it. But I also haven't carried a movie since 'Girlfight.'"