The “Fast & Furious” franchise will be releasing yet another installment in 2021 – “F9.” The difference from the previous eight installments: a female screenwriter was brought on board at the request of actress Michelle Rodriguez.
Speaking on SiriusXM’s “The Jess Cagle Show” last week, Rodriguez said that she was willing to walk away from her role as Letty Ortiz if filmmakers did not bring on a female screenwriter to give the franchise’s female characters the depth that their male counterparts have enjoyed.
“A lot of my necessity to have a female writer was just really more about candor,” she said, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter (THR), adding that male writers prefer “a one dimensionalized” female character.
Rodriguez further explained her position on the matter during an interview with Jessica Shaw on SiriusXM’s “EW Live,” saying that men often forget female characters after getting excited about their own stories.
“Guys get excited about their own stories. So it’s