Fans have been wondering about actress Michelle Rodriguez’s sexual orientation for years, but the Fast and the Furious star has always stayed mum on the subject. Now, Rodriguez, 35, is addressing the questions head on while promoting her new film Machete Kills.
Rodriguez has been linked with actress Kristianna Loken, Fast co-star Vin Diesel and actor Olivier Martinez in the past. “I don’t talk about what I do with my vagina, and they’re all intrigued,” Rodriguez told Entertainment Weekly about 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 lesbo.”
When EW pointed out that may be fair, Rodriguez laughed and said, “Eh, they’re not too far off. I’ve gone both ways. I do as I please. I am too f**king curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks.” In 2009, Rodriguez said that she didn’t feel like discussing the subject of her sexuality. "If I wanted to tell people what I do with my vagina, I'd have made a sex video a long time ago,” the actress told Style. “Largely, people don't know the whole story about anything. But still they need to put a name on it so they can label it and put it on the side and not dedicate any time to figuring it out. It's laziness."
In 2011 Rodriguez was more blunt when asked if there were any rumors she’d like to clear up. "I'm not a lesbian...yeah. Michi likes sausage."
Although Rodriguez is just opening up about her preferences now, the Avatar star has said she has always admired Angelina Jolie. Jolie, although in a long-term relationship with Brad Pitt, has said she is also bisexual. "I like women like Angelina Jolie because of her ability to harness masculine and feminine energy into one. There are certain people who are so sexual that it doesn't matter how old they get, they're still sexual. Angie, at 50, will still be sexual."
Machete Kills opens on Oct. 11.