On the day The Fate of the Furious was released on Digital HD, an ultimatum has been dealt by one of the series’ original stars.
Michelle Rodriguez has starred as Letty Ortiz, Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) love interest. But on Tuesday, the actress announced on Instagram that she’s prepared to leave her highest profile role in the rearview if the next installment doesn’t bring women more into the spotlight.
“F8 is out digitally today, I hope they decide to show some love to the women of the franchise on the next one,” she wrote, along with pictures of her with Diesel and costar Nathalie Emmanuel. “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.”
But what about Vin Diesel’s cherished screen time? More women = diminished screen time for Diesel!