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Thursday, 29 June 2017

Michelle Rodriguez has threatened to leave the Fast And Furious franchise if producers don't "show some love to the women"

The actress, who made a recent comeback to the franchise after her character Letty was presumed dead, shared a post on her Instagram page announcing the eighth instalment's digital release.

"F8 is out digitally today," she wrote. "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."
She has featured in five out of eight Fast And Furious films, and went from being a main character to having limited screen time in the latest movie. The Fate Of The Furious introduced two new female characters to the mix, Charlize Theron and Dame Helen Mirren, but almost doubled the size of its male entourage since the first film.

Actors Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Dwayne Johnson, rapper Ludacris, Scott Eastwood and Kurt Russell have now joined the original cast. It is not the first time the actress has expressed concern over the lack of female characters in the franchise.

"It gets physical and that's why it seems like we've been stuck in the '90s for the last however many years that we've been doing the franchise, because of the macho bravado involved," she recently told Entertainment Weekly.

"I was hoping that at some point we'd evolve out of that vibe." The franchise started in 2001 and has made over £1bn worldwide, with two more films planned for 2019 and 2021.

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