By Adam S. Levy For Dailymail.com
Published: 00:00 BST, 11 September 2020 | Updated: 00:00 BST, 11 September 2020
Michelle Rodriguez opened up about the emergence of a female writer on staff for the Fast & Furious movie, as well as the inclusion of space scenes in the action film series.
The 42-year-old actress, speaking on on SiriusXM Thursday, said that she successfully lobbied producers to add a female writer to the staff of the film series.
'My biggest fight was getting a female writer and I’m really happy that they were open to it,' said the San Antonio native, who's played Letty Ortiz Toretto in every installment of the films since 2001. 'Super grateful that they were open to it. I wanted a female writer. I wanted all the females in Fast & Furious to get some love.'
The latest: Michelle Rodriguez, 42, opened up about the emergence of a female writer on staff for the Fast & Furious movie, as well as the inclusion of space scenes in the action film series
The Machete Kills Beauty said it was necessary to integrate a female perspective to the creative side of the action film anthology.
'I’m just really, really happy that, that it was able to happen and that they brought female writers on board to kind of just cause the thing is, is that all the guys are focused on the guys, period,' Rodriguez said. 'It’s just an egoist natural thing.
She continued: 'For people, people just care about themselves usually, or people who look like them or act like them or have the same genitalia, I don’t know. It’s just how it works. And so I just know that if I bring up a female writer and she might care a little more