October 3, 2013 8:20 am
Updated: October 3, 2013 8:23 am

Rodriguez opens up about sexuality, recalls sexual assault

Michelle Rodriguez, pictured in August 2013.

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TORONTO — Actress Michelle Rodriguez is putting an end to whispers about her sexuality.

“I’ve gone both ways,” Rodriguez said, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “Men are intriguing. So are chicks.”

The 35-year-old actress told the magazine she understands why speculation about her orientation has followed her throughout her career.

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“I don’t talk about what I do with my vagina, and they’re all intrigued,” explained Rodriguez, who’s best known for her role in the Fast and the Furious movies. “I’ve never walked the red carpet with anyone, so they wonder: ‘What does she do with her vagina?'”

In 2011, a reporter asked Rodriguez if she would like to clear up the rumours. “I’m not a lesbian,” she replied.

In response to a 2007 article in Curve that referred to her as a lesbian, Rodriquez said in a statement: “Whatever, I’m not insulted … but I like men.”

In the EW interview to promote her new movie Machete Kills, Rodriguez said she refuses to label herself. “I do as I please. I am too f***ing curious to sit here and not try when I can.”

The star also revealed she once pulled a knife on a producer she met at a party who pinned her against a wall and grabbed her crotch.

“This girl from Jersey City has a knife in her boot. I pulled it out and said, ‘I’ll cut your d**k off,'” Rodriguez recalled. “You know what he did? He laughed at me.”

The actress also singled out Canadian director James Cameron for casting her in Avatar at a time she was making headlines for her legal woes — including arrests for assault, drunk driving and violating probation.

“It was really cool of Jim to grab my hand when nobody believed in me,” she said. “They thought I was going to be this loser, this party animal, and he just grabbed my hand and pulled me in.”

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