Quotes of Michelle Rodriguez

“ 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. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ 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. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ 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. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ 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. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ 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. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ You have to struggle no matter where you are to get to where you're going. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ 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. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ 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. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ 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. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ 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. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ 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. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ I'd never been on an audition before so I went for it. I don't know what it was. I walked in there late. There were lots of people there and it was really crazy, a cattle call kind of thing, and I walked in there with a pessimistic attitude. I guess it suited the role or something because they picked me and two other girls… ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ 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. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ 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. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ 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. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ I came here thinking I was going to be in paradise and working on a movie, being in the water all the time… that's heaven to me. I'm a tropical girl, you know? But no, you're indoors sitting there with maid outfits on for two weeks after training and I'm still doing dialogue scenes? Forgetting everything I learned about the ocean… ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ 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. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ I grew up a Jehovah's Witness because my grandmother was really influencing that lifestyle on me. That is a very morally intense religion. And although they keep you from experiencing a lot of the bad things that can really hurt you out there in the world, they are also depriving you from experiencing life… Whenever I would visit my dad, it was like Freud and Darwin… So I grew up torn… ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ I grew up a Jehovah's Witness because my grandmother was really influencing that lifestyle on me. That is a very morally intense religion. And although they keep you from experiencing a lot of the bad things that can really hurt you out there in the world, they are also depriving you from experiencing life… Whenever I would visit my dad, it was like Freud and Darwin… So I grew up torn… ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ I grew up a Jehovah's Witness because my grandmother was really influencing that lifestyle on me. That is a very morally intense religion. And although they keep you from experiencing a lot of the bad things that can really hurt you out there in the world, they are also depriving you from experiencing life… Whenever I would visit my dad, it was like Freud and Darwin… So I grew up torn… ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ 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. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ 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. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ 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. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ I'm a video game fan. I played them before I became an actress. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ 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. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ 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. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ 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. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ 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. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ 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. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ 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. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez
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