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Michelle Rodriguez threatens to quit ‘Fast & Furious’ series


Michelle Rodrigues has said she is ready to leave her role in the “Fast & Furious” franchise if the next installment does not bring women more into the spotlight. For six “Fast & Furious” films, Rodriguez has starred as Letty Ortiz, Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) badass, ride-or- die love interest. “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,” she wrote on Instagram along with pictures of her with Diesel and co-star Nathalie Emmanuel.

Loss of Rodriguez would be a major blow for the franchise. With the late Paul Walker being written into retirement following his November 2013 fatal car accident and Jordana Brewster sitting out the last film, Rodriguez and Diesel are the last original cast members left. Universal Pictures, which co-produces and distributes the “Fast and the Furious” movies has not responded yet.