Michelle Rodriguez: In ‘Machete’ there is ‘hope’

HollywoodNews.com: What did Robert Rodriguez’s rock ‘em, sock ‘em actioner “Machete” symbolize to Michelle Rodriguez? In a word: Hope.

The actress, who stars in the film as an underground Che-like figure, went so far to put the R-Rated film which deals with Mexican immigration issues on a pedestal with President Barack Obama’s election.

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At first Michelle was concerned that “Machete” would only exhibit Mexican stereotypes.

“I was nervous about doing a movie about Latinos. I’ve usually stayed away from it,” said Michelle.

“But after I read the script, I realized this is about a symbol of hope. It was kind of the way we felt about Obama when he was first elected.”

Michelle Rodriguez is an American-born actress of Puerto Rican-Dominican descent.

“Machete” won the top spot at the box office on Friday drawing in $3.9 million. While many are acquainted with the film’s origins as a trailer in the “Grindhouse” double-feature, director Robert Rodriguez actually conceived the idea for the character while watching actor Danny Trejo on the set of “Desperado.”


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