ACTION megastar Michelle Rodriguez says her sideline career as a DJ keeps her sober at the party.
Rodriguez, star of Fast And The Furious, Avatar and Lost, told Confidential: “I wanted to figure out how I can go to a party and not get s— faced.
“I figured if I were busy, setting the tone for festivities, I wouldn’t drink as hardcore. I’d keep it mellow, but still vibe.”
The Hollywood star has undertaken alcohol rehabilitation programs in the past
She added: “If there’s anything that can give me the same high that I get off liquor, it’s music. If you gave me a choice to pick between alcohol and music, I would pick music in a heartbeat.”
Rodriguez, who is reportedly dating British supermodel Cara Delevingne, will rock the house at Circuit, a post Grand Prix party at Crown’s Club 23 tonight.
The couple — snapped kissing, partying, relaxing and twerking in Italy, France, Thailand and England in the last month — have been inseparable.
But Rodriguez was coy when asked if Delevingne will join her for a Melbourne adventure.
In a wide ranging interview, Rodriguez said:
SHE is proud The Fast And The Furious franchise broke stereotypes.
A TOUGH upbringing helped shape her.
THE time was right to tell the world she is bisexual.
“I felt we had reached a time where people could handle it,” she said. “You know when it’s OK to be open about who you really are. I had an understanding of people and judgements and the pop culture — a gauge, if you will — and knew I could say it. It was the right time.”
Rodriguez said a tough upbringing taught her to speak her mind.
“I came from nothing, but I also came from a hard working family.
“Everyone needs some sort of lines drawn in their lives. I think religion, and a good upbringing with some square foundations helped me break through all that and realise I’m a rebel f—ing bitch!” she laughed.
“I’m kinda gonna do what I want, but I’ll do it with respect.”
The hugely successful Fast And The Furious franchise was created in the same spirit, Rodriguez says.
“We shaped that damn thing —me, (and actors) Paul (Walker), Vin (Diesel) and Jordana (Brewster),” she said.
“I’m proud we were a multicultural cast doing something other than being the gangster or whatever other stereotypes there are.
“We broke the mould and set a new tone.
“Our globalised society is brown, yellow and every other colour of the spectrum. I’m proud to be part of a franchise that celebrates that.”
Rodriguez is expected to visit the Albert Park track today.
For tickets and details about Circuit — www.circuitlounge.com.au.