Michelle Rodriguez threatens to leave ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise if it doesn’t ‘show some love to women’


Michelle Rodriguez is, fittingly, furious with "The Fast and the Furious" franchise for not giving enough opportunities to women.

The actress threatened to leave behind her role as Letty Ortiz, the wife of Vin Diesel's Dominic Toretto, if the series continues to limit its female roles.

"F8 is out digitally today," she captioned her Instagram photo. "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 & I'm grateful for the opportunity the fans & studio have provided over the years."

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Michelle Rodriguez attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Michelle Rodriguez is seen on May 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG008/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 11: Michelle Rodriguez seen at a 'Fast and the Furious' movie event on April 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 11: Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez (pictured) visit Washington Heights on behalf of 'The Fate Of The Furious' on April 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Universal Pictures)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Michelle Rodriguez attends the Jaguar next era vehicle unveiling event at Milk Studios on November 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Actress Michelle Rodriguez attends the premiere of 'Milton's Secret' at The TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on September 27, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Michelle Rodriguez is seen on October 07, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG002/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 14: Actress Michelle Rodriguez attends the '(re) ASSIGNMENT' Premiere during 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on September 14, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)
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Rodriguez, who has portrayed Letty in five of the eight installments, has previously pointed out that she's had limited dialogue along with actress Jordana Brewster, who plays the sister of Dom, and other women who have joined the series.

And despite the films including roles for Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron, and Gal Gadot in her pre-"Wonder Woman" days, Rodriguez qualified to Entertainment Weekly that men still dominate the action series.

"On day one, I [changed] the character from being something that I could not do in front of millions of people into a character that I'm actually proud of, but at the end of the day, what message are we sending out there for women?" she said. "It does weigh heavy on my head — especially in the male-dominated environment that I work in."

Rodriguez, along with Diesel, is one of the only actors to appear in the first film of the franchise that still stars in the new movies.

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