Michelle Rodriguez has gone under the knife for gender change? The Fast and Furious star surprised fans with a totally different look. She took to Instagram on Tuesday and posted several photos of her new look. The actress has flattened her breasts and even grows a beard.
The grand transformation actually takes place in her latest movie, Re (Assignment). This American thriller is the story of an assassin who undergoes gender transition against his will. Rodriguez describes the movie’s genre as belonging in the B category and a culture shock.
The famous actress plays the character of a male assassin in (Re) Assignment. Rodriguez plays Frank Kitchen for only four days. A rogue doctor then takes away his manhood through a sex change surgery out of revenge. The actress said that she never felt more feminine than after she had to play a man. She did say the beard was itchy.
The movie was earlier known as Tomboy, a Revenger’s Tale. It was blasted last year by a major LGBT group. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance against Defamation criticized the movie saying that its story line comes at an inappropriate time. Reports have it that they think the film can undermine the movement of the transgender rights that they are working so hard for.
Rodriguez is currently promoting her upcoming thriller at the Toronto Film Festival. Press release from the film festival makes no references to the film’s transgender theme. The story is instead described as a pursuit towards self-discovery and overcoming a clever criminal opponent.
Rodriguez is joined in the cast by fellow actress Sigourney Weaver. Weaver takes on the role of the rogue surgeon. The film is directed by Walter Hill. The movie is scheduled for release in 2017.
We’ll just have to wait and see then how Michelle Rodriguez transforms from ace hit man to ace hit woman.