Jordana Brewster talks Fast Furious 6
There are very few movies where you can use phrases like “oiled bodies” and “torqued to the max” and accurately describe both men and machines but Fast Furious 6 is one of them. It’s the series’ latest gear head film where muscle Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and the rest of his car thievin’ gang smash bang and wallop their way through yet another international criminal threat.
The sixth instalment brings its hefty carbon footprint to London to stop the evil Brit, Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), with all the death defying stunts, explosions and sick making driving we’ve come to expect from the franchise. Amongst all of the testosterone fuelled fist pumping and steely looks, there’s the relative calm of Jordana Brewster, who plays Mia Toretto, Vin Diesel’s on screen sister and linchpin of the “criminal family.”
I think it’s something that comes with age, and I’m only 33, but it happened in my late 20s: I got in a plane and it felt really enclosed and I started freaking
out and I just couldn’t breathe.
You play quite a maternal role in the latest Fast and Furious, has the film made you broody at all?
Has it made me broody? Meaning wanting a baby? Yeah. I definitely want kids really soon. I would like two or three, so I better get started and my husband, who is eleven years older than me, is game whenever I’m game.
The girls do as much fighting as the guys, are you a little envious that you didn’t get a few more fight scenes?
A little bit. That was a sacrifice I love what the baby brings into the mix. I love that it shows (Diesel’s character) Dom’s very sweet vulnerable side. The fact that he has a new nephew shows the new dynamic in Mia and Brian’s relationship, but I didn’t get to kick ass like Gal (Gadot), Michelle (Rodriguez), and Gina (Carano).
I’ve been in quite embarrassingly pathetic scuffles. Have you ever been in a proper fight?
A girl slapped me once. I went to an all girls’ school in New York and a girl slapped me in the dark room I was developing pictures and she slapped me and I slapped her back,
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Is that the worst girly battle you’ve been in?
Actually no, my sister and I would get in really bad fights when we were younger and I would threaten to bite her all the time. So I would bare my teeth and that was my threatYeah, we were just really aggressive.
Who’s got the shortest fuse on set?
I’m really impatient. I like getting stuff done,
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The girls in the movie are quite adept at manipulating the male characters. When have you used your feminine charms to get your own way,
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I only pull it out for special occasions (laughs). Um, I would say if I’m trying to get out of a ticket, or if I’m trying to get on a plane at very short notice. I flirt and you know compliments helps a lot. I find that disarms people.
Guys that drive souped up, flashy cars look a bit ridiculous. Do you think that they’re a bit of a penis extension?
I think they can be for some men and you usually know when you see it. The car that’s the loudest and the flashiest will have a douche bag behind the wheel,
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