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Jordana Brewster Says She Wants Michelle Rodriguez to Stay in Fast and Furious Franchise

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Jordana Brewster Says She Wants Michelle Rodriguez to Stay in Fast and Furious Franchise

Jordana Brewster, EMA Awards

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Galpals stick together!

Fast and Furious franchise star Jordana Brewster caught up with E! News at the 27th Annual Environmental Media Association Awards, hosted by Jaden Smith, at Barker Hanger on Saturday night.

While at the EMAs, Brewster said that the environment “is one of the most important causes.” The 37-year-old, who donned a floral wrap dress, added, “I don’t see taking care of the environment as a luxury anymore, it’s essential and I think everyone is waking up to that now.”

Additionally, the Lethal Weapon star dished about what was coming up for her fast-moving and wildly popular film franchise—and admitted that she wanted her longtime co-star Michelle Rodriguez, who threatened to walk away from the franchise over the summer, to come back.

In June, Rodriguez took to Instagram to speak up about the franchise’s treatment of women and admitted she may not come back.

The outspoken star wrote, “F8 is out digitally today, I hope they decide to show some love to the women of the franchise on the next one. Or I just might have to say goodbye to a loved franchise. It’s been a good ride & I’m grateful for the opportunity the fans & studio have provided over the years… One Love.”

In response to Rodriguez’s controversial comments, Brewster told E! News last night, “I don’t feel like I can speak for her, I adore her and I adore the franchise.”

The loyal pal did admit she wants her longtime co-star to continue on her role as bad-ass babe Letty, Brewster said, “I just hope she stays in it because I love Letty, and I love Michelle.”

Additionally, when asked about the possible spin-off, Brewster said, “I thought there was a spin-off happening with… I think if the franchise is successful then there can be spin-offs, that’d be great! So that’s how I feel about it.”

In April, rumors started swirling that Universal was hoping to do a spin-off that would focus on the characters originated by Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in The Fate of the Furious.

As for the OG franchise, Fast & the Furious9 and 10 have already been confirmed—the first of which is scheduled for release on April 19, 2019, and the second on April 2, 2021.

Published at Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:05:00 +0000

Watch Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande and More Join Dave Matthews Band for A Concert For Charlottesville

They’re a band on a mission!

In response to the recent tragic events in their hometown of Charlottesville, Dave Matthews Band is hosting an evening of music and unity at University of Virginia’s Scott Stadium in Virginia today.

Check out Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Chris Stapleton, Ariana Grande, The Roots, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes and Cage the Elephant as they join DMB for the charity event. Chris Martin also stopped by for a surprise perform during the concert.

The whole concert, which is directed by Brett Ratner, is free to residents of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia communities. Attendees are being encouraged to donate to the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation.

Fans can watch the livestream, produced by Oath, here and can also tune into musicandunitytumblr

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Published at Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:22:00 +0000