Jordana Brewster Interview: F9 | Screen Rant

The Fast and Furious franchise returned for its ninth film this year with F9: The Fast Saga. Directed by Justin Lin, the story dove into the Toretto family's past with the introduction of estranged brother Jakob (John Cena). The movie also finally saw Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) getting in on the action, with her character traveling to Tokyo alongside Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) to investigate a mysterious postcard.

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Brewster sat down with Screen Rant to talk about her expanded role in F9, what stories she wants to see next, and bringing more estrogen to the franchise.

Screen Rant: Big Cheers to Mia in this movie because as soon as I walked out, I was like, "This is the Mia I want to see. She's in the trenches. She's kicking ass." I feel like you got this expanded role that you've deserved the entire franchise. How did you feel about that?

Jordana Brewster: It felt really good. It felt really good and it also felt like, honestly, something I fought really hard for. And I really lobbied for it with Justin, and I kept sending him videos of me doing action and I was like, "I really want Mia to get down and dirty." And so, I'm really happy that that was integrated into 9.

And I would love to see Mia and Letty's relationship explored a little bit more because that was another thing that I really loved about 9. We went back to Mia's roots, so that was really cool.

There's this moment where Mia and Letty hug and Mia says, "Thank you," and there was kind of a theory going around that there was a deeper, behind-the-scenes meaning to that moment in terms of the reports of Michelle really advocating for the female roles. Was there a deeper meaning there?

Jordana Brewster: Oh, cool. I mean, yes, Michelle's always advocated for female empowerment. She's always been unafraid to speak up. She's been doing that since day one. I mean, literally 20 years ago, day one, but I think that was also a reference to the fact that Letty is the one that called me in, Letty is the one that let Mia know because Dom was too proud to do it. But I love the double meaning, and I think there's a lot of truth in that too.

Since we are nearing the end of the main saga, what's something you really want to see within these last two films?

Jordana Brewster: I loved the flashbacks in 9. I loved understanding more about our history. I would love to explore the Jakob, Mia relationship a bit because we didn't really get to see too much of that in 9, but I'd love to understand, what's our dynamic? Do I get along with him, do I not? Did I keep in touch with him for a long time, did I not? And I'd also love to see Letty and Mia go off on an adventure and solve some s*** together.

And I'd also love to see, where are my kids? What are they up to? Are they teenagers now? Are they up to no good? Do I need to keep them under control? Because they've got Toretto blood in them, so they can't be angels.

We keep talking about these last two movies in terms of this is the last of the main saga. And context clues, that makes me think there are branches, there's maybe a series coming or spinoffs. What's a spinoff or series that you would love to see? I feel like you kind of just touched on some of them.

Jordana Brewster: I mean, I'd love to know what the kids are up to. I think that'd be really fun for a series. I think as far as spinoffs, I'd love to see the girl power version.

I would love to see that. I think it'd be a waste not to because there's so much talent there with Mia and Letty, and I mean, Nathalie [Emmanuel] and Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron. If we could get everyone in one, that would be so awesome.

So many people have come into this franchise. Helen Mirren was like, "I want to be in the Fast franchise." And then, she's in. Who's someone you would love to pull in?

Jordana Brewster: I keep saying Phoebe Waller-Bridge. I really love her. I love Rose Byrne as well. I would love someone with really dry humor, I think. I keep saying we need some more estrogen instead of testosterone. We've got the testosterone covered, let's bring in the estrogen.

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The Director's Cut of F9: The Fast Saga is now available on digital and Blu-ray from Universal Home Entertainment.



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