Michelle Rodriguez wants to clear the air after her comments about superhero movies made headlines.
When TMZ asked Rodriguez on Friday if she was “going to be the Green Lantern,” the actress responded, “That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Because of this whole ‘minorities in Hollywood’ thing … It’s so stupid. Stop stealing all the white people’s superheroes. Make up your own.”
The 36-year-old took to Facebook on Saturday to clarify the meaning behind her statements. In the video, Rodriguez first apologizes to those offended.
“I want to clarify about my comment yesterday. I stuck my foot in my mouth once again, and I said that people should stop trying to steal white people superheroes,” she said. “I guess it got taken out of context because a lot of people got offended … but I have a tendency to speak without a filter, so sorry about that.”
The “Furious 7″ star continued on to say that she wants to see more minority writers and producers create their own original characters for minorities.
What I really meant was, ultimately at the end of the day there’s a language. And the language that you speak in Hollywood is successful franchise. And I think that there are many cultures in Hollywood that are not white that can come up with their own mythology … I’m just saying that instead of trying to turn a girl character into a guy or instead of trying to turn a white character into a black character or Latin character, I think that people should stop being lazy, and that people should actually make an effort in Hollywood to develop their own mythology.
Watch Rodriguez’s full video here: