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Actress Michelle Rodriguez She talked about her fear of becoming a teenage mother and how it led her to adopt tomboy fashion.
The 44-year-old — known for her iconic role as the hardcore character Letty Ortiz in the Fast and Furious franchise — recently shared this revelation with PEOPLE magazine as part of the outlet’s “Beautiful” issue set to be released this week.
In the discussion, Rodriguez disclosed that growing up in a low-income neighborhood in San Antonio, Texas, she saw many teens “having kids.” The star said that she would still consider herself a “very feminine creature” despite the tomboy style she has adopted over the years.
“I grew up in the ghetto. You grow up quick when you’re in poverty and see kids having kids — teen moms are a big thing. I was so tomboyish because I was terrified of getting pregnant. But if you dig deep, underneath all of that armor, I’m a very feminine creature.”
Further in the interview, Rodriguez also shared that as she has gotten older, she’s realized the essential things in life, including one’s personal relationship with themselves and others. She said,
“The older I get, the more I realize that everything needs to be nurtured. All of your relationships, animals, body, physical spirituality, psychology and your relationship with your animal companions need to be nurtured. It’s an ongoing thing. And it starts with you loving yourself.”
Rodriguez has been very busy this year. The actress has recently starred in the newly-released Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves alongside Chris Pine, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, and Hugh Grant, and is set to reprise her role as Letty Ortiz in the tenth installment of Fast and Furious franchise, Fast X.
Fast X follows Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his family as they endure the wrath of drug lord Hernan Reyes’ son following his untimely demise. The movie also stars Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Nathalie Emmanuel, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jason Momoa, John Cena, Brie Larson, and many others.
Fast X The film will be released in cinemas on May 19, 2019.
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