Michelle Rodriguez is fighting for her female co-stars.
The Fast & The Furious actress announced on Instagram that she is willing to leave the franchise behind due to the movie’s lack of strong female characters.
Rodriguez wrote in the caption of her Instagram photo, “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 & I’m grateful for the opportunity the fans & studio have provided over the years … One Love.”
The franchise currently features several award-winning actresses including Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron. But, men still are predominately featured in the Fast and the Furious franchise, according to Rodriguez.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly Rodriguez said, “On day one, I [changed] the character from being something that I could not do in front of millions of people into a character that I’m actually proud of, but at the end of the day, what message are we sending out there for women?”
Rodriguez added, ”It does weigh heavy on my head — especially in the male-dominated environment that I work in.”
The Fate of the Furious was directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Chris Morgan. The movie was a box office hit and earned over $1 billion dollars in the box office on a budget of $350 million including marketing costs. It is Universal Picture’s biggest worldwide distribution in the company’s history. The movie is so huge it earned the biggest global opening in filmmaking history.