Nights and weekends tend to be the best time for the paparazzi to catch up with celebrities and bug them incessantly. Hence Friday night’s run-in with Michelle Rodriguez, during which photographers asked the actress about her rumored casting in Green Lantern. Her response, needless to say, was interesting.
First, Rodriguez laughed in the face of a TMZ reporter and said, “That’s the dumbest thing I ever heard.” Then she ranted about the subject at length:
I think it’s so stupid because of this whole minorities in Hollywood thing. It’s so stupid. Stop stealing all the white people’s superheroes. Make up your own. What’s up with that? (Via Vulture)
Um, what? TMZ identifies Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Michael B. Jordan (Johnny Storm), and Jason Momoa (Aquaman) as recent points of reference. Then again, these reference points totally ignore the ever-evolving history of each’s comic book franchise.