I love you, Michelle Rodriguez

Friday, July 23, 2010 3:22 PM By Simon

"Oh baby, I was typecast the minute I did a film called, 'Girlfight' years ago. That has nothing to do with anything, it just to do with... you allow yourself to be typecast. If I decided I didn't want to be typecast tomorrow I'd just go do an indie film where I play some poor girl who goes through some excruciating experience and win myself an award for crying or being raped [breaks into laughter] or playing someone with mental illness. But at the end of the day I'm not in it for the acting. If I were in it for the acting then I would be worried about people not giving me the opportunity to express my vast array of emotions on the screen.

I could give two shits. I only wanna be someone or I respect or someone that I consider interesting or fun. I'm here to entertain people and make a statement about female empowerment and strength and that's what I've done for the last 10 years, and people can call it typecast, but I pigeonholed myself and I put myself in that box for saying no to everything else that came on my plate. Saying no to the girlfriend, saying no to the girl that gets captured, no to this, no to that. and eventually I just got left with the strong chick that's always being killed and there's nothing wrong with that."

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3 comments:

Angie said...

She's awesome, I like that she doesn't play typical pathetic chick roles!

July 23, 2010 at 3:28 PM
Neil Fulwood said...

"Saying no to the girlfriend, saying no to the girl that gets captured, no to this, no to that. and eventually I just got left with the strong chick that's always being killed and there's nothing wrong with that."

This should be the gospel for all aspiring actresses.

July 23, 2010 at 5:41 PM
moviesandsongs365 said...

@ Simon

Care to elaborate on my blog what you found unpleasant about Scent of a woman ?

July 24, 2010 at 6:52 AM