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05.23.134:15 PM ET

Michelle Rodriguez: Where Are Female Superheroes?

Actress says strong women in comic books ‘don’t exist now.’

Michelle Rodriguez plays plenty of tough characters in her movies—but she doesn’t see many women portrayed that way in the comic books she loves. “There aren’t a lot of chicks that I like at all in comics,” she said at the premiere of her movie Fast & Furious 6 (although she noted Catwoman is an exception). “As a matter of fact, in order to have one, I’d probably have to invent one. They just don’t exist now.” The fangirl lauded directors like Resident Evil: Retribution’s Paul W.S. Anderson for bringing female leads to the big screen: “It’s rare that an American man director would have that open-mindedness about having a female lead, and fight the way Paul did.” Here’s to recognizing girls who pack a punch!

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