Dead Woman Talking: Michelle Rodriguez on Leaving 'Lost'
May 5, 2006
“Lost” fans everywhere are still reeling from the shocking
death of Ana Lucia Cortez, who is played by Michelle
Michael killed off Michelle’s tough-girl character this
week, and coincidentally, it happened just days after
the actress served time in a Hawaii jail for drunk driving.
But Rodriguez told us her exit from “Lost” had nothing
to do with her off-screen troubles.
“I knew signing on to the deal that was actually the
plan,” Michelle said. “I’m a gypsy. I have to move around.
I can’t stay in the same place.”
Michelle chose to serve five days in jail rather than
community service because she wanted to get on with
her life. “I was learning how to make dice out of soap,” Rodriguez said of her jail time.
Rodriguez now plans to go back to making movies, and
she revealed she’s developing a Latina superhero character
who is part tigress.
As for her “Lost” co-star Cynthia Watros, who was also
arrested for drunk driving on the same day as Michelle
and whose character Libby was also shot this week, Rodriguez
gave us this hint about her fate: “Maybe she's not dead
Leave it to the stars of “Lost” to always keep us hanging
on for more!