(Courtesy Cosmopolitan) Michelle Rodriguez covers the summer 2013 issue
Michelle Rodriguez graces the summer 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan for Latinas—on newsstands April 30th!—and inside, she talks about her troubled past, her role in the Fast & Furious franchise, and taking a break from acting. Check out some of the best bits from her interview, right here.
On taking a break from acting: “The truth is I’m about to say goodbye to acting for a minute and move behind the camera. I got into this business to write. I’ve waited 13 years to actually do it. You know how painful that is? It’s very painful. But like now I’m ready, so that means I have to do the cutoff. I’ll go into the mountains, and bye-bye everybody. Well, I’m a Cancer so…it’s in my nature to hide.”
On her role in the Fast & Furious:"Fast & Furious definitely comes up first for Latin folks I meet at the airport. They can relate because there are a lot of blue-collar individuals that feel like outsiders just by being in this country. It makes you think that living on the other side of the tracks is just a better option."
On her style: "I can make anything sexy. I'll wear a leather jacket and nothing underneath."
On her troubled past: "I had some bad moments. I partied hard. The world knew it. I feel like my growth is a progression. It's like you're about to fly out and head to Ibiza another year in a row and your gut's telling you, 'no, stay home and write.' I go forward, and I've had times when I go back. Just last year I had a time where I had a bad stretch. I rebel against everything, including myself. I'm like, 'oh no, lemme do something fucked-up now.' But then I'm like, 'okay, what am I doing to myself.'"
On her type of guy: "I'm attracted to manly men. I can't do metrosexuals who get their nails done more than me. Which is why, living in LA for eight years, you can't blame me for not having a partner."
To check out the entire interview with Michelle Rodriguez, click on over to Cosmopolitan for Latinas right here. And don't forget to pick up the summer issue when it hits newsstands April 30th!