Written By Damilola Faustino
Michelle Rodriguez has threatened to quit the Fast and Furious movies if they do not give women more and better roles.
The actress, who acts Letty, Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) wife in the franchise, made this known in an Instagram post.
She said: “@mrodofficial 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 & Im grateful for the opportunity the fans & studio have provided over the years… One Love 🏼️.”
However, Business Insider spoke to “Fate of the Furious” director F. Gary Gray, who was promoting the Blu-ray/DVD release of the movie (out July 11), and he responded to Rodriguez’s comment.
“Here’s the thing, I’m the new guy and I thought with ‘The Fate of the Furious,’ as it relates to women, I thought there was a strong representation of women in the movie when you bring on what I thought was one of the strongest antagonists in Charlize Theron. And then you have Helen Mirren, who has a cameo that’s strong. I can’t speak for Michelle, she has a very specific point of view and I can’t take anything away from that, but I would like to think that with ‘The Fate of the Furious’ specifically, I can’t speak to the other films, I thought the combination of female characters was pretty strong.”
It sure would be sad to see another member of the Furious family out of the franchise.