This Latina May Get Her Own ‘Fast & Furious’ Movie and It’s Not Michelle Rodriguez


Can we all agree Letty Ortiz is one of the most memorable characters in the Fast & Furious franchise?


Who can forget this iconic death stare…


Or that time she KO’ed one of Johnny Tran’s henchmen.


Ande, cabrón.

Remember when Letty came back from the dead?


OK, not quite. She was *presumed* dead, but we find out she actually survived the crash in Fast & Furious…


And was suffering from a bit of amnesia.


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That just means she survived this crazy crash:


Still a badass.

Then she got back to doing what she does best. Jumping from moving cars…


And getting into fights…


And getting into more fights.

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And hitting us with classic lines like these:

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So, if there was one character you’d want to see in a Fast & Furious spinoff, it would be Letty, right?


Well, keep waiting.

The movie blog We Got This Covered is reporting that Monica Fuentes, the character played by Eva Mendes, is rumored to be under consideration for an F&F spinoff.

Credit: Universal

According to We Got This Covered, Monica Fuentes will reappear in Fast & Furious 8, and if audiences take a liking to her, she may get her own film.


Vin Diesel is one of the F&F producers who has a say in launching the spinoffs. So, Dom – we mean, Vin – don’t forget about Letty, OK?


READ: Don’t Think Michelle Rodriguez is Tough? Watch her Drink Your Own Pee

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7 Latino Characters Who are Finally Adding Diversity to TV


7 Latino Characters Who are Finally Adding Diversity to TV

It’s taken a long time, but it appears Latino characters are slowly starting to make their way into both network television and streaming online shows. From Gina Rodriguez’s Golden Globe darling Jane Villanueva to Gael Garcia Bernal’s Rodrigo De Souza, here are some of the Latino TV characters making us proud.

Jane Villanueva of Jane the Virgin (Gina Rodriguez)


The beloved Jane is a Latina character who doesn’t rely on heavy accents or maid costumes. Gina Rodriguez plays a witty Latina who is focused on her goals. But, she’s got to grapple with bringing to full term a baby that she was accidentally inseminated with. Yea, wrap your head around that last sentence. #AsiEslaVida

Laurel Castillo of How to Get Away with Murder (Karla Souza)


Mexican actress Karla Souza plays the sharp and intrepid Laurel Castillo, who has both the wits to aide her law professor in solving court cases, as well as an under-the-radar darkness that keeps viewers on their toes. Laurel’s last name made us question if she had Latina roots, and the show answered our hypothesis when she was shown in a flashback with her Spanish-speaking Florida family.

Rodrigo de Souza of Mozart in the Jungle (Gael García Bernal)

CREDIT: Mozart in the Jungle / Amazon Studios

Gael Garcia Bernal’s character Rodrigo De Souza, an eccentric conductor trying to keep the magic of symphony orchestra alive, is based off the real-life Latino conductor who is bringing the joy of classical music to thousands: Gustavo Dudamel.  So it was a double ? ? that Gael won a Golden Globe for his performance! A real “si se puede” moment.

READ: 7 Unforgettable Moments by Latinos at the Golden Globes

Alonzo Gutierrez of American Crime (Benito Martinez)

CREDIT: American Crime / ABC

The first season of this ABC network show featured several Latino characters. However, we couldn’t be particularly proud of them since they were having run-ins with the law. Benito Martinez’s character, Alonzo Gutiérrez, stood out from the bunch though as the hardworking and dedicated father of character Tony.

Daya of Orange is the New Black (Dascha Polanco)


Dascha’s character Dayanara “Daya” Diaz has an intriguing backstory and storyline in OITNB. Although drugs are involved with her character’s history, the circumstances surrounding her story still make us proud. And of course, OITNB has brought a whole host of Latinas – Diane Guerrero, Jackie Cruz among them – into the spotlight. We applaud that!

READ: If ‘Marking a Murderer’ was Turned into a Telenovela

Chava of Club de Cuervos (Luis Gerardo Méndez)

CREDIT: Club de Cuervos / Netflix US & Canada

Netflix made the push into Latin America by premiering its first Spanish-language series, Club de Cuervos. The comedy stars Luis Gerardo Méndez as Chava, a spoiled party boy who inherits his late father’s club soccer team. Despite having more experience partying with players than managing a huge corporation, Chava swears he has ALL the right answers (spoilers: he doesn’t). Futbol and #Netflixandchill? We’re in!

Harlee Santos of Shades of Blue (Jennifer Lopez)

CREDIT: Shades of Blue / NBC

J.Lo is back on the small screen, everyone!!!  This time, as tough NY detective Harlee Santos. After years of doing not-quite-by-the-book police work, Santos has to do whatever it takes to protect her family. We know Jenny from the Block kicks ass in real life (fashion, live dance routines, being a fierce #cougar), and now we’re excited to see her do it on TV.

Did we miss any of your favorite Latino TV characters? Let us know in the comments below!

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