Michelle Rodriguez talks 'Fast & Furious 6' 'multicultural voice'
Michelle Rodriguez, who reprises her role as Leticia Ortiz in 'Fast & Furious 6,' had nothing but praise for the popular film franchise, lauding its "multicultural voice" at the film's Los Angeles premiere.
"You know what I love about it? It's got this rare, multicultural voice of the rebellious outcasts of society," Rodriguez told OTRC.com. "And I think that that voice, that the multicultural cast itself, resonated worldwide."
The 34-year-old actress, who had just returned to Los Angeles after a worldwide promotional tour, also addressed the international impact of the street racing action film series, which first debuted in 2001 with "The Fast and the Furious."
"I just got back from Korea and the Philippines and London and it was just, I was beyond myself," Rodriguez said. "People really do love the franchise. It's almost as if they're saying, wow, we have a mirror that's facing back at us. It's not a pimp. It's not a whore. They're not selling drugs. They're cool. And they resonate with that. And as long as they love that and want to see themselves in a Hollywood feature film, then I think this franchise will live on beyond Vin, me and the whole crew. It'll resonate, I think, with the next generation. It's a beautiful thing."
Hollywood, she said, "should look at it as an example of how to format different feature films in the future."
Rodriguez, glowing in a white gown on the red carpet, also credited the fans for resurrecting her character, who had purportedly died in the fourth installment of the franchise.
"It's just magical. I'm happy. What touches my heart the most is that like the crowd asked for it, you know? It's like, if there's any opinion I respect, it's that one."
'Fast & Furious 6,' which debuted in the United Kingdom on May 17, will be released internationally on May 24.
Watch full interviews with Michelle Rodriguez and her co-stars Ludacris and Gina Carano, as well as the film's trailer, above.