Just because Michelle Rodriguez makes her living making flicks in Hollywood doesn’t mean she loves the industry that writes the checks.
The star of the box office hit Fast and Furious 6 recently sat down for an interview with Latina magazine. During her chat with the publication, the actress discussed what’s wrong with Hollywood and how women only have a handful of different roles to choose from.
According to Michelle Rodriguez, actresses can currently play “inspiring” roles or portray characters with “sexualized strength.” In her opinion, the latter are nothing more than a “guy’s version of what a strong woman should be.” She thinks this needs to stop.
“It’s either this tomboy who acts like a dude, which I’ve played for a grand majority of my career, or she’s this completely dripping wet with sex creature, which is completely incredulous to profit. You just can’t believe there’s this individual just oozing sex with their outfit and attracts everything that walks. It’s just weird, I just feel like more women need to get in there and tell stories.”
The Girl Fight star also took issue with women who are in positions of power throughout Hollywood. Michelle Rodriguez firmly believes that these ladies should use their clout in the business to tell stories that women want to see.
“If you look at the statistics, it’s sad the fact that 30 percent of women in the industry aren’t inclined to give a female perspective of the story. And I’m talking about women who are heads of studios, I’m talking about producers, I’m talking about actresses, I’m talking about directors,” she explained to Latina magazine.
Rodriguez added, “There are 51 percent of women in the United States, which means there are more women than men. And only 30 percent of them get to talk about what it’s like to be a woman in Hollywood? I think that’s sad. I think it’s pathetic. I look at the market and I’m like wow, that’s a lot of space, we need to get in there.”
Earlier this year, Michelle Rodriguez revealed that she’s getting ready to bid farewell to the world of acting. Instead of focusing her strengths in front of the camera, the actress wants to try her hand at actually writing and directing motion pictures.
“The truth is, I’m about to say goodbye to acting for a minute and move behind the camera. I got into this business to write. I’ve waited 13 years to actually do it. You know how painful that is? It’s very painful. 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,” she said.
Are you a fan of Michelle Rodriguez? What do you think about her opinion of Hollywood?