Vin Diesel has taken to Instagram to support Michelle Rodriguez following his co-star’s reveal last week that she might have to exit the ongoing Fast & Furious franchise if the film series doesn’t start to give the female characters more prominent roles beginning with the next installment.
In an image posted to Instagram by Rodriguez, the actress celebrated the Digital HD release of The Fate of the Furious and expressed her gratitude to have been a part of the franchise since its debut in 2001 with The Fast and the Furious but ultimately revealed the onscreen imbalance between males and females in the high-octane action films has her considering her departure.
Over the weekend, Diesel shared a video with Rodriguez in which the actress praised the star for having always supported strong women and clarified her post was not directed at Diesel himself. In the caption, Diesel expressed how proud he is of how far the Fast & Furious films have come but acknowledged there is still room for improvement. You can check out his post below.
The Fast franchise has been well known for featuring a diverse cast for many years, however, the series has been light on female characters compared to the number of male co-stars since the sixth installment. Furious 7 only featured 2-female leads compared to the seven male leads. Fate slightly improved on this as it introduced Charlize Theron as the anarchist Cipher and Helen Mirren as the mother of the Shaw brothers, both of which could return for future installments including Theron’s Cipher who may also be returning for a future spinoff.
The Fate of the Furious is now available on Digital HD and will be followed by the UHD, Blu-Ray and DVD release on July 11. You can check out our review of the film here.
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