Michelle Rodriguez on past mistakes: 'My growth is a progression'
Despite being somewhat typecast in tough-girl roles ever since she played the quick-tempered, gun-wielding Ana Lucia Cortez on "Lost," Michelle Rodriguez, 34, sounds like the introspective type. The "Fast & Furious" and "Machete" star covers Cosmopolitan for Latinas’ summer issue, where she reveals that she plans to give up acting "for a minute' and get back to her true love: writing. "I'll go into the mountains, and bye-bye everybody,' she says, explaining that she "got into this business to write."
Rodriguez also spoke candidly about what she calls her "bad moments." Those include multiple arrests for DUI, one for assault and a host of vehicular charges including a hit and run.
"I had some bad moments. I partied hard. The world knew it," she admits. "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 f—ed up now.' But then I'm like, ‘OK, what am I doing to myself?'"
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