Most actors aspire to land a well-known part in an adored TV show or film. In light of this, it is understandable why a large number of Fast and Furious movie stars keep going back to join Vin Diesel on new adventures. The saga has had a progressively larger ensemble cast since 2001. Nevertheless, Michelle Rodriguez, who played Diesel’s leading lady, has been in almost as many Fast and Furious movies as he has. However, that popular series wasn’t where she had got her biggest success.
The actor’s biggest success, according to The Numbers, was Avatar in 2009. With $2.8 billion in worldwide sales, James Cameron’s Oscar-winning film currently holds the record for the highest worldwide box office. None of the Fast and Furious films reportedly have even come close to reaching that sum. Unfortunately, none of the three upcoming Avatar sequels will feature Rodriguez.
Her character ‘Trudy Chacón’ lost her life in battle toward the end of the first part of Avatar. And yet she once claimed that Cameron’s Avatar was the one that saved her sinking career in Hollywood.
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How Michelle Rodriguez Got the Role in Avatar?
Michelle Rodriguez added James Cameron’s Avatar to her already-expanding filmography in 2009. She was not required to appear in an audition for the movie. When Cameron was developing the idea for the Avatar character Trudy, Rodriguez just appeared in his mind.
She was reportedly having a lot of trouble in Hollywood at the time she was chosen for Avatar. Rodriguez had difficulty getting acting roles as a result. However, when casting her, Cameron paid little attention to the rumors that surrounded her, which Rodriguez was extremely appreciative of.
She once told CNN, “It was really cool of Jim to grab my hand when nobody believed in me. They thought I was going to be this loser, this party animal, and he just grabbed my hand and pulled me in.”
Her professionalism while filming Avatar was the only thing that mattered to Cameron, as he admitted when explaining his decision to cast her. Rodriguez and her persona won his heart, and Cameron didn’t even have second thoughts about getting rid of her in that way.
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And James Cameron Saved Her Hollywood Career
Michelle Rodriguez’s career changed after she appeared in Avatar. The epic sci-fi film changed her luck despite the fact that her reputation had a negative impact on the work she was getting. This change didn’t appear until James Cameron came and said to her, “I want you to be a part of this project,” and she said, “You do acknowledge that Hollywood thinks I’m crazy.’
However, Rodriguez will regrettably not be seen in any of the three upcoming Avatar sequels. Her character, Trudy Chacón died in battle toward the end of the first film.
On the current work front, a trailer for her upcoming movie Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves has been released. Hugh Grant, Chris Pine, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, and Regé-Jean Page are among the ensemble cast members in that film.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves will be released on March 31.
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