8. Rodriguez was also not thrilled with the first role of Letty Ortiz, which she had more than one sexy Latina girlfriend and which involved a love triangle between her, Dom and Brian.
“It was a reality check for them to realize that the streets don’t work like that,” Rodriguez told EW for an oral story for the film in 2021. “You don’t just hang out with one guy because he’s hot. There is a hierarchy there. Can this hot guy get beaten up by who you date? If he can, then you don’t date him because why would you want to. To lose the hierarchy, I had to train her: “I know you love Hollywood and all that, but if it’s supposed to be realistic, it really works like this, and I’m not. ” I’m going to be a bitch in front of millions of people so if you don’t change that, you will lose me. ‘ And they found out. “
Brewster recalled with appreciation: “When Michelle read her role, she said, ‘No, I won’t play that.’ And then she changed it completely. It went from being a trophy lover to this really complex character. “
Walker said E! News from his co-star who only appeared in her second film after breaking out in Girlfight: “Michelle Rodriguez plays probably one of the toughest characters you’ve ever seen in a movie, she’s just a tough, really cool character. “
Reflecting on the contribution she had made to the franchise over the years, Rodriguez told Entertainment Weekly, “Ultimately, the only leverage I have as an individual is my involvement. That’s the only lever I ever use. It’s like, look, that’s not in line with my ethics and morals. My heart doesn’t feel right doing this in front of millions of people, so I can always commit and leave because money isn’t as important to me as my boundaries, which you can’t cross. “