Michelle Rodriguez broke out in Girlfight back in 2000 but that was a long time ago and she hasn’t done something of the same caliber since. She probably never will either because she tells Cosmo that she’s quitting acting to work behind the camera.
“The truth is I’m about to say goodbye to acting for a minute and move behind the camera,” said the actress to the magazine. “I got into this business to write. I’ve waited 13 years to actually do it. But like now I’m ready, so that means I have to do the cutoff. I’ll go into the mountains, and bye-bye everybody.”
“I had some bad moments. I partied hard. The world knew it. I feel like my growth is a progression,” the artist says. “I go forward, and I’ve had times when I go back. Just last year I had a time where I had a bad stretch. I rebel against everything, including myself.”
Michelle also talks about her role in Fast & Furious and how many Latinos relate to it.
“[The movie] definitely comes up first for Latin folks… They can relate because there are a lot of blue-collar individuals that feel like outsiders just by being in this country. It makes you think that living on the other side of the tracks is just a better option,” she says.
Wait, we’re talking about the same movie, right? The one where Paul Walker and Vin Diesel drive fast cars and hijack stuff? I had no idea this franchise was an allegory for the disenfranchised. And here I thought it was just because people liked to see things go vroom, vroom. Consider my mind blown.