Whenever there is a discussion about women’s MMA, Ronda Rousey is a name that definitely pops up. Rousey gained significant popularity as a professional mixed martial artist and later as a professional wrestler. Her rise to fame can be attributed to her exceptional skills and trailblazing achievements in combat sports.
Ronda Rousey has ventured into the world of Hollywood, showcasing her talents as an actress. And making appearances in various movies and television shows. In 2015, Rousey had a more prominent role in the action film “Furious 7”. It was the seventh installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise. In the movie, Ronda’s character “Kara” had a brawl scene with her co-star, popular actress Michelle Rodriguez.
During an interview with Access, Michelle recalled how she wanted Rousey to work as hard as she could to make the scene look authentic. “Hell yeah! I’m not about that girly-girl stuff. Like, I want it to be real. I want it to feel genuine,” she stated. On being asked whether she was afraid of brawling with The Baddest Woman on the Planet, Rodriguez replied, “Hell no [I wasn’t scared]! I want her to whoop my a**, if anything I’m begging for it!”.
She also revealed how she sustained an injury following the scene saying, “By the end of it I had two golf ball-sized knots on my head. She kept slamming me against the wall and I forgot to put my hand up because you forget you’re doing stunts. I was like, ‘Oops, I forgot! There goes one golf ball! Do you think we can get it in two takes?”.
Michelle concluded by stating that she would love to take a beating from Ronda again until it looked “real”. She said she wants it because she “loved it” when Rousey legit hit her.
Will Ronda Rousey return to the Fast and Furious franchise with Fast X
Ronda Rousey made her first and only appearance in the popular “Fast and Furious” franchise with the “Furious 7” movie in 2015. She played the character of Kara, a highly skilled government operative. Ronda showcased her physicality and fighting abilities on the big screen.
Although the former UFC Bantamweight champion acted in more movies after that, she is yet to reprise her role in the “Fast and Furious” franchise after Furious 7. Meanwhile, as announced, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson made his long-awaited return to the franchise with the first outing in the “Fast X” trilogy.
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Furthermore, several actors who were previously part of the franchise are also rumored to return in the remaining installments. Therefore, there is a possibility of Ronda reprising her role as “Kara” in the finale of the Fast Saga. Fans should stay tuned for official announcements regarding the cast list.