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Do You Remember these Movies Michelle Rodriguez Starred In?

Michelle Rodriguez’s breaking records along with the rest of “The Fast and the Furious” cast. But before she was zipping away in tricked-out cars, she was being a badass in these roles. How many have you seen?

As Luz in “Machete Kills” (2013) and “Machete” (2010)

As Paz in “Turbo” (2013)

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In between filming for “Fast and Furious” and “Fast & Furious 6,” MRod swapped fast cars for guns to team up with Robert Rodriguez twice and give life to Luz, who fearlessly led the Network.

As Paz in “Turbo” (2013)

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Gamers may have recognized her voice (or not) in the popular video game. Some claim to have never come across the Strike Force soldier and that’s because you’d have to go through all strike force missions to hear her. She also lent her voice to other games like Halo 2 (2004), Driv3r (2004) and True Crime: Streets of LA (2003).

Read: Vin, Michelle & The Rock @ FF7 World Premiere

As Ana Lucia Cortez in “Lost” (2005 – 2010)

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Michelle Rodriguez also had a recurring role on the what seemed to be never-ending series, “Lost.” She was the leader of the tail section survivors with deep emotional issues. Any surprise there?

As Trudy Chacon in “Avatar” (2009)

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She landed a role in the highest-grossing movie, “Avatar,” but her presence as Trudy Chacon the pilot may not have been strong enough to land her a role on the sequel set to debut in 2017. She did however get a part in the “Avatar” video game.

As Chris Sanchez in “S.W.A.T.” (2003)

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When you think about the movie S.W.A.T. you think of LL Cool J and Colin Farrell strapped to powerful guns (and wearing tight black shirts), but Michelle also had a part in the cop thriller as Christina Sánchez.

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As Eden in “Blue Crush” (2002)

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Looking at her career now, no one would guess that a few years ago Michelle was prancing around the beach in a bikini for one of her roles. But she did. Back in 2002, she played surfer girl Eden in “Blue Crush” next to Kate Bosworth.

As Rain Ocampo in “Resident Evil” (2002)

As Diana Guzman in “Girlfight” (2000)

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Most think Michelle’s big break came from “The Furious” franchise, but critics credit “Girlfight” for making her a household name. We don’t know about that…

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Cardi B’s Role in the Upcoming ‘Fast & Furious’ Installment Has Finally Been Revealed

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Cardi B’s Role in the Upcoming ‘Fast & Furious’ Installment Has Finally Been Revealed

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The fast and the furious series may be on its ninth installment, but it has no intention of slowing down. Last week, the dependable franchise dropped a new trailer. And although Cardi wasn’t in the trailer, fans were later given a hint as to who Cardi B will be playing in the upcoming movie.

Apparently, Cardi will be playing Leysa in Fast & Furious 9, “a woman with a connection to Dom’s (Vin Diesel) past”.

And that’s the extent of the information we were given about that! Talk about a tease.

The official synopsis for F9 is as follows: “Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most.

“His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena).”

Cardi’s addition to the cast was announced back in 2019, when Vin Diesel posted a surprise video with Cardi by his side on the set of the latest installment.

“Day 86 here on the set of ‘Fast 9,’” Diesel told the camera. “I know I’m exhausted. We all gave every single thing we could for this movie, put it all on the table, put it all out there.”

“I’m tired, but I can’t wait,” Cardi added, looking notably exhausted. “I ain’t gonna front, I think this is going to be the best one.”

Cardi B wasn’t the only Latino star to become a new member of the Fast family. Back in 2019, the news dropped that the king of reggaetón himself, Ozuna, would be appearing in the upcoming movie as well as contributing to the soundtrack.

Last year, Vin Diesel revealed to Jimmy Kimmel how Cardi happened to become a part of the Fast & Furious family.

“My daughter wanted a piece of casting to happen, so Cardi B is in it,” he told the late-night host. To which Kimmel responded: “Your daughter said to you ‘Dad, will you put Cardi B in the movie?’ And you said ‘Oh that’s a good idea?’”

“I said, ‘It’s a great idea!’ As she’s listening to ‘I Like It Like That’,” Diesel admitted. Sounds like the kid’s got good taste.

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Cardi B Has a New Facebook Show With the Weirdest Premise

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Cardi B Has a New Facebook Show With the Weirdest Premise

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You know what they say: the devil works hard, but Cardi B works harder. After all, there’s nothing in this world she likes more than checks.

The rap superstar is returning to reality TV with a series in partnership with Facebook that is premiering today, December 17th on Facebook Watch.

You heard it here first, folks! Cardi B will be starring in a show called Cardi Tries in which the Grammy winner will try out activities that she’s not well-versed in.

According to the Cardi Tries promo, Belcalis Almánzar will be trying out out ballet, stunt car racing, basketball, making sushi, making wigs, ranching, teaching kindergarten…the list goes on. And of course, the best part about seeing her “try out” everything will be her hilarious reactions. Say what you want about Cardi, but the girl is hilarious.

The premiere episode features Cardi trying out ballet dancing.

Legendary choreographer Debbie Allen asks her if she’s done ballet before, to which she replies “I used to be a stripper.” We then see her doing ballet, her long blue acrylic talons posed in front of her.

To make things more fun, Cardi will be joined on the show by special guests, like fellow Dominicana Michelle Rodriguez, legendary actress and choreographer Debbie Allen and Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers.

Facebook Messenger as a part of the app’s new “Watch Together” feature.

Apparently, the “Watch Together” feature will allow Facebook users to watch the show together with other users in real time. Since COVID-19 has made “Watch Parties” a thing of the past, this new feature could definitely give people that sense of togetherness without actually, you know, being together. Viewers will be able to watch Cardi Tries over video calls on Instagram, Facebook Messenger, and Messenger Rooms.

This isn’t Cardi’s first foray into the reality TV space.

Many of Cardi’s fans were first introduced to her through Love & Hip Hop, where she stole every scene she was in with her infectious laugh and her catchy Cardi-isms (you know the ones).

Cardi also starred alongside Chance the Rapper and T.I. in the Netflix series Rhythm + Flow in which she judged contestants on their rap skills. It’s safe to say that audiences love to watch her do just about anything.

You can catch new episodes of Cardi Tries every Thursday at 12pm EST on Instagram video chat and Facebook messenger.

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