Michelle Rodriguez 'Went Crazy' With Grief After Paul Walker's Death

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During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Michelle Rodriguez opened up about the death of her Fast and Furious costar, Paul Walker. “I actually went on a bit of a binge. I went crazy a little bit—I went pretty crazy. A lot of the stuff I did last year I would never do had I been in my right mind,” she says.

After Walker died in a car accident on November 30, 2013, Rodriguez was spotted with Justin Bieber, Cara Delevingne and Zac Efron (she was rumored to be dating the latter two). As she tells EW:

“I was pushing myself to feel. I felt like nothing I could do could make me feel alive, so I just kept pushing myself harder and harder. I was traveling and I was having sex. And I was just trying to ignore everything that I was feeling.
“…I could see Paul once every two years and just know there was another human on the planet who’s deep like me, who loves like that. When that disappears, you wonder, ‘Wait a minute, what do I hold on to?’ There was nothing to tether me to this existence: ‘Why am I fucking here? And, like, why’d you leave without me?'”

Rodriguez says her grief has become less overwhelming: “I just woke up [one morning] with a profound respect for living. I stood tall one day and I said, ‘You know what, Michelle? Stop fucking hiding. Go manifest.’ And all of a sudden, I picked myself up and started hustling.”


Cara Delevingne (whom you may remember from the last item) has only had a handful of movie roles and has already encountered an abundance of sexism in the film industry. “Every movie I’ve done I’ve had to fight for lines and fight for point of view,” she tells Time Out. “Usually it’s a male director, male producers. It’s all very much a man’s point of view.” [Vogue UK]

Sorry, Russell Crowe: AUSTRALIA DOESN’T WANT YOU. The actor, who has lived Down Under since 1968, but was born in New Zealand, can’t get AU citizenship no matter how hard he tries. As he told the Radio Times, “They changed the law for New Zealanders. No matter how long you’d been in the country, if you weren’t in Australia for the majority of 2000 to 2002 — when I was particularly busy filming overseas — you can’t become a citizen.”

Russell, weeping into a Vegemite sandwich, continued: “I’ve been voted one of Australia’s 50 national treasures. I’ve even had my face on an Australian stamp, the only non-Australian to do so, apart from the Queen, of course. It’s so, so…unreasonable.” [Radio Times]

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