Michelle Rodriguez recently expressed her strong desire to see a female writer brought onboard for the ninth installment of the "Fast And Furious" franchise and guess what? she got it.
The actress made headlines when she threatened, via social media, to leave the movie unless producers committed to adding more roles for women behind the camera, specially screenwriters.
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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 🤘🏼❤️🤗🙏🦄✨🌍🙊🤔
“’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 and I’m grateful for the opportunity the fans and studio have provided over the years,” she posted on Instagram two years ago, implying she would bow out of the movie because of the gender imbalance in the action film.
She also talked about her frustration during a Bloomberg panel appearance.
“I felt like there was not enough of a female voice in the franchise. You should evolve with the times, not just pander to certain demographics that are stuck,” she explained.
“I’ve been the franchise for 16 years and I can count on both hands how many times [co-star Jordana Brewster] and I actually have had a conversation on screen. And I thought that was pathetic,” she added. “And I said if I’m coming back, I really want there to be a female writer to give it a female voice. And finally they showed me some love and said yeah.”
Several media outlets reported that Rodriguez secured a female writer to join the production, although there’s no word yet on who that writer might be.
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