Michelle Rodriguez on why her characters keep getting killed off

MRODRI~1.jpgActor Michelle Rodriguez has some theories on why she keeps getting cast in roles which see her killed off. Asked about this at a comics convention, she said:

Because I don’t take my clothes off, and I’m nobody’s girlfriend. The writers are new to the whole tough girl thing, and they don’t know what to do with [me]. We’ve got the dude who’s strong, so what do we do with the chick who’s strong? We kill her. Eventually they’ll get used to it, and maybe Salt will change a thing or two.

io9 say they liked her response so much they got her to repeat it on camera.

Photo is a publicity still from Avatar, a recent film in which Rodriguez’s character died onscreen – although that’s not it’s most problematic moment