Road rage rides again

A scene from the movie Fast and Furious 6, which opened on June 6.
A scene from the movie Fast and Furious 6, which opened on June 6. UPI Media

UNLIKE other actresses who prefer to shake off the sex symbol tag, Jordana Brewster is keen to embrace it.

The 32-year-old actress and star of the action-filled street-racing franchise The Fast and Furious, often finds herself on the Hottest Women and Sexiest Women lists compiled by the various men's mags and gets a thrill every time.

"I like it," she said.

"Looks don't last so I've got to milk it while I can.

"You start off in the industry thinking 'no I don't want to be a sex symbol, I want to be taken seriously.' Then the more you get older you realise it doesn't last so you'd better make the most of it while you can."

The sixth instalment of the popular franchise is about to hit screens where Brewster stars alongside Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

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After the nitro injection of 2011's Fast 5 to the franchise, expectations are high for the sixth instalment.

This time around the action centres on the aftermath of the revelation that Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) is alive and working for master criminal Owen Shaw (Luke Evans).

Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his team of road-rage outlaws join forces with their old adversary Agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) to rescue her and foil Shaw's plans.

Brewster had a taste of being a part of the action sequences in the last film and since then she has been hooked. There was no way she was taking a back seat even though her character is now a mother.

"Now she's had a taste of the action, that's not going to change now that she's a mum. She doesn't get as many scenes as the last film but the scenes she does get to be a part of, they are pretty cool," she said.

Brewster tries to do as many of her own stunts as she can although they are not for the faint-hearted.

"There's one scene in the last film where I'm running with a baby, and it's not a doll. I was so scared I'd shake the baby too much," she said.

"And I ripped my hand open jumping off a roof in Rio.

"At first we just superglued it on set and kept going but then I had to go to the ER and get stitches. You can see my hand is bandaged and bloody in the scene. They kept that in as an almost-homage to the incident."

And yes there is a seventh Fast and Furious in the works.

Brewster can't give any details as yet but is already excited by the prospect.

"I'll do as many as they would like me to do, it's such a great franchise to be a part of," she said.

Fast and Furious 6 opened on June 6.

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