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Michelle Rodriguez Bisexual? She Says She's 'Gone Both Ways'

October 3, 2013

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Oct. 03--Action star Michelle Rodriguez is finally talking about her sexual preference: She doesn't have one.

The "Machete Kills" actress opened up about her personal life in Entertainment Weekly, calling herself "loud, obnoxious, crazy" early on in her career, and addressing the gay rumors nagging her personal life, saying that she goes for both men and women.

Rodriguez, an iconic Latina actress of Dominican and Puerto Rican roots, has built a career playing tough girls in film and television. She debuted as a boxer in the Sundance film "Girlfight" in 2000 and continued the theme in "Lost," the "Fast & Furious" franchise and "Avatar." Her slew of films has accumulated an impressive $5.2 billion at the box office, the mag reported, and now she's working on building up her writing career.

Despite her female empowerment or blockbusters, the actress is still constantly questioned about her sexuality.

"I don't talk about what I do with my vagina, and they're all intrigued," the 35-year-old said of the media. "I've never walked the carpet with anyone, so they wonder: What does she do with her vagina? Plus, I play a butchy girl all the time, so they assume I'm a [lesbian].... Eh, they're not too far off," she said and laughed.

"I've gone both ways. I do as I please. I am too ... curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks."

And there you have it.

Over the summer, when she made headlines for her girl-on-girl throwdown with costar/MMA fighter Gina Carano in "Fast & Furious 6," the outspoken actress told The Times that she's constantly changing scripts to empower her character.

"The drive behind the majority of female characters is, 'Let's have the girl let the bad guys in.' Or, 'Let's give the lead guy something to save,'" she said at the time. "It's typical of Hollywood decisions that don't work anymore. You can be kickass and a sexy woman. You can't just write the female off with wackness. It's hard for a woman in this business. I always have to redevelop the script for my character to be involved. It sucks!"

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