With Michelle Rodriguez, there aren’t any half measures. Known in Hollywood as a risk taker and certifiable ‘tough-chick,’ the actress has faced many obstacles in her career. But apparently none quite like this.
In her latest turn in the fifth installment of the popular movie franchise, "Resident Evil: Retribution,” Rodriguez was forced to take on the challenge of wearing high heels.
In an interview with HuffPost Voces, the actress laughed as she said "It was the hardest thing [...] the percentage of my life that I spend walking in high heels is minimal, so imagine what it's like running in an action movie in them [...] I only have three pairs of heels in my closet.”
Obviously proud of her role in a franchise which has grossed over $700 million worldwide, Rodriguez further appreciates the opportunity the new film gave her in expanding her repertoire as an actress.
"I was not intimidated by this role at all. [In the film] I’m on the side of the Umbrella Corporation, seeing the walking dead all around me. But my character doesn’t let fear in, like a normal person would,” she explained. One of the great benefits of this role was that she played a “sweet” character, a challenging detail for Rodriguez.
“What is most attractive to me as an actress is to confront that ambiguity, that complex energy in a character, where you just don’t know where they’re heading,” she added.
"Resident Evil: Retribution" opens nationwide on Friday, September 14.
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Ukranian-born actress Milla Jovovich, right, poses for the press with her husband and film director Paul W. S. Anderson and American actress Michelle Rodriguez, left, during a photocall to promote their latest film, "Resident Evil: Retribution" at the Summer of Sony 4 Spring Edition in Cancun, Mexico, Thursday April 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)
Michelle Rodriguez poses at the Weinstein Company Post-Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in West Hollywood, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Michelle Rodriguez attends ladies day at 'Glorious Goodwood' at Goodwood on August 2, 2012 in Chichester, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/Getty Images)
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Cast members Jordana Brewster, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel before the premiere of their film 'The Fast and the Furious' at Mann Village Theatre in Los Angeles, CA., Monday, June 18, 2001. (photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Michelle Rodriguez, actress in the new film, Girlfight, at the Sundance Film festival in Park City, Utah.