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Michelle Rodriguez Quotes
Michelle Rodriguez Quotes
"A lot of people are really intimidated when a girl comes out and she's really tough." "After awhile, when I started boxing, and started really fighting within myself, my animalistic qualities, and I started letting out all the aggressions that I've learned to suppress throughout my life, I realized how beautiful it is, to let loose and feel free." "As far as technology, I'd go to Japan. Not everything should be centred around the U.S. All the special effects from these... countries were awesome." "Basically I was a rebel growing up. I got kicked out of six schools. But I don't think that it makes you less of an intellect. You know, if you ever crave knowledge, there's always a library." "Berlin is liberation. Architecture, man!" "But I really, honestly, do not believe in competition. There is ALWAYS somebody better out there, in whatever you're doing. So, I'm really not down with that, I like letting out my aggressions but I don't want to lose my teeth in the process." "Going to car racing school was phenomenal." "Hollywood is trying to keep up with middle America. Mostly MTV. There is a formula." "I also love the makers of South Park, because they're political, strong, and they're making all of these comments that would get you shot for if you did it in a drama." "I am looking forward to seeing my buddy Colin represent in front of Pacino. That's sweet." "I box every now and then. But I started going out and was wanting people to start to pick on me... That's when I decided to calm down." "I didn't know how to box so I would have looked like a complete street fighter actually, but what we did have to do was pick up some sides and then just memorize them within two days and go there and audition." "I do have a delicate side." "I have so many genres that I'm into. Weezer. Ludicrous is pretty great. New wave. I'm into the old stuff too. I like classical too. Missy Elliot kicks some ass. She's new and fierce and freaky. I like that. I like a little bit of everything though. I'm pretty open as long as it's good." "I just decided to play make believe, memorize it like it was just some kind of song and just take the emotion out of the words. And I did. I goofed a couple of times." "I knew nothing about the independent film industry. I didn't know much about the industry itself. All I knew was how to watch movies, how to enjoy them, how to hate them, how not to like them." "I learned that you can make a sci-fi film that is satisfying overseas. European people have everything in check. I'd make every sci-fi film in Europe. They only work 14 hours a day. After that, it's overtime." "I think empathy is a beautiful thing. I think that's the power of film though. We have one of the most powerful, one of the greatest communicative tools known to man." "I thought surfers were corny, aimless people, and when I got to Hawaii, I discovered that they were spiritual, beautiful people who at times risked their lives for the love of sport." "I took the GED, and left the option open to go to school. I did go to business school but left after four months because I just didn't want to be a puppet of society, stuck in an office, craving some sunlight." "I trained with an ex-Navy Seal. We shot a lot of guns. Real bullets... I underwent commando training." "I use to watch like maybe three or four movies, five days out of the week. I was a movie buff, but I really didn't know what it was like behind the scenes, or the whole political process of it." "I want them to listen to me for what I am saying. And I think the best way to do that is to sniff my armpits, and like, sit and burp every now and then." "I wanted to express myself. I wanted to be creative and I didn't want to worry about someone bossing me around in the process. You have to struggle no matter where you are to get to where you're going, so I'm like, working it honey!" "I wanted to write a film and I thought the best way to do so was to train myself within the field... It was just like a cycle of people trying to make it, not making it, doing extra work, and it was pretty depressing in the end." "I was born in Texas and I lived there 'till I was 8. Then I moved to the Dominican Republic with my mom, lived there for two years and forgot every word of English I knew." "I was in Jersey when the whole World Trade Center thing happened and I felt powerless. So, I went to Hawaii and did a surf movie. It's kind of fluffy." "I wasn't into smooching until I was 16." "I would like to see a fierce Fantasia mixed with Blade Runner, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars all in one. That's the kind of movies I want to make." "I'm a video game fan. I played them before I became an actress." "I'm glad if women, men, boys are into the kick-ass movement. That gives me hope." "I've been doing lots of hard-core chick, kick-ass things. The action is appealing because I haven't found the mental challenge in the dramatic roles that I've been shown. I don't want to be the girl who just falls in love." "It's all about being cool." "It's pretty intriguing what you learn. Twelve minutes of three-dimensional footage cost so much money. Like, $60 million. Your imagination runs wild. You have all these possibilities. You can do anything with film and make anything come to life." "It's the board I had a problem with. I could totally handle being in the water and stuff. I came here to do my own stunts. Water! Ocean! Action! Big waves! That water, that water has tamed me. You can feel that the world is connected to it." "Jersey is my hometown, and I love it. I'll probably have houses in other places, but that's my home, and nobody's kicking me out of there." "Milla is a strange person. We're so different. But, we accept each other. She's glam and I'm fierce. She put me in high heels and I taught her how to belch." "People forget we come from an embryo and we're part sperm and part ovary. We have both sides in us." "The best part of making the movies... learning from the pros themselves." "The Dewey decimal system really works. So that's all I needed to know. Elementary school taught me that." "The more confidence you have in yourself and the more you believe that you are destined to do what you are gonna do, it will happen." "The only place that I'd be worried about being typecast is the independent film world." "The whole surf culture is starting to embrace women a lot more." "They didn't train me to be in the ring for five and a half hours punching air. So, it was hard, I had to get some body contact in there somewhere, it was mostly body shots and stuff. I had no clue, really." "To get out of getting up at 5 in the morning, I'm gonna do Howard Stern next week. This time I'm ready. I've got some good comebacks." "To make a video game come to life was definitely a childhood fetish of mine. I have to admit there's not much substance there, but it was fun." "Until they come up with an independent woman who's on an adventure of her own, I don't think I'm interested." "Well, in my house, you know, when nobody was home, I'd dance. I'd also RollerBlade and bike ride a lot. I'd just never sit still. I was always the one goofing off and running around, so I think that helps. I've always stayed energetic." "When I was about, I'd say, 18 or 19 years old, I wanted to be a part of the CIA just because they know those intimate secrets... So I was just always into knowing. I like to know things." "When you make a film, you have to follow filmmaking rules. Like, a soundtrack... can get in the way of the serenity of the game." "Whenever a female takes a strong stand for herself, the majority of the time they have to really, really narrow it down to being feminine and wearing dresses and just being lipstick chic." "I love the makers of South Park, because they're political, strong, and they're making all of these comments that would get you shot for if you did it in a drama."