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Michelle Rodriguez on lesbian rumors: 'I've gone both ways'

Actress Michelle Rodriguez has answered a longtime question about her sexuality.
Posted By CAROLINE LEE, UPI.com   |   Oct. 3, 2013 at 2:19 PM   |   Comments

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Oct. 3 (UPI) -- After a long period of tight-lippedness, actress Michelle Rodriguez has opened up about her sexuality.

The "Machete Kills" actress was asked about whether she prefers men or women in a recent interview.

Rodriguez answered in the most laid-back, low key way possible.

"I don't talk about what I do with my vagina, and they're all intrigued," the 35-year-old said of the media.

"I've never walked the carpet with anyone, so they wonder: What does she do with her vagina? Plus, I play a butchy girl all the time, so they assume I'm a [lesbian].... Eh, they're not too far off," she said.

"I've gone both ways. I do as I please. I am too ... curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks."

She made headlines earlier this year for her girl-on-girl scene in "Fast & Furious 6," when she threw down with MMA fighter Gina Carano. With those roles, she said, she takes the opportunity to find the empowerment in her characters.

"The drive behind the majority of female characters is, 'Let's have the girl let the bad guys in.' Or, 'Let's give the lead guy something to save,'" she said. "It's typical of Hollywood decisions that don't work anymore.

"You can be kick-ass and a sexy woman. You can't just write the female off with wackness. It's hard for a woman in this business. I always have to redevelop the script for my character to be involved. It sucks!"

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