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.'”