Lost Star Michelle Rodriguez Shares Swimsuit Photo From "White Lotus"
Lost star Michelle Rodriguez is channeling big White Lotus vibes on vacation in Italy. Rodriguez, who played Ana Lucia Cortez on the ABC show, shared a reel of herself soaking up the sun on her trip, including a snap of herself wearing a bikini and leaning over the side of a boat. "White Lotus Lunch, lol I'm such a Geek lol, I can't contain how much I just adore Italia 💚🤍❤️🌬," she captioned the post. Here's what Rodriguez's approach to health and beauty looks like.
Rodriguez avoids sugar and tries to live a balanced lifestyle when it comes to health and wellness. "Beauty starts inside and if you have a horrible diet or you have horrible sleeping habits or you're a smoker or you drink a lot, then you need to balance that out with spa life and other things like that," she says. "I go for lots of water, lots of vegetables. I try to keep it clean as much as possible. [Sugar is] a killer, man. But it's nasty, it's disgusting. It just sits in your body and accumulates all these nasty yeasts and things."
Rodriguez keeps it simple when it comes to her beauty routine. "I cover my blemishes when I go out on the town with some tea tree oil to disinfect them, and then I'll put on an oil-free cover up under my eyes if I didn't sleep," she says. "After that I will apply a little lip stain on the cheeks (if I've neglected my weekly vitamin intake) for a fresh complexion. I'll put a little mascara, but that sums it up. I'm not much of a beauty queen but I do believe the advice worth giving is maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Skin and body issues are usually a representation of bodily imbalances."
Not Into the Hollywood Lifestyle
Rodriguez is not interested in the glamorous trappings of the entertainment industry. "I enjoy vanity like the best of them. But I can't stick to any of that lifestyle for too long because, when its true colors come out, it's empty and cold and soulless," she says. "So I have to travel and go find some real people. After Cannes every year, I end up going to some foreign country I've never been to before and introducing myself to a new religion—I'll go to Bali and research Hinduism, or I'll go to Thailand and get another tattoo from [Thai tattoo artist] Ajarn Noo [Kanpai]."
Action Movie Roles
Rodriguez loves playing action movie characters. "Like I've always felt like a lot of the work that I've done has been kind of a hyper masculinized version of femininity," she says. "And it's because action movies were the only place where I could go to be free from being the girlfriend or the girl who's crying over some guy and the guy's everything. The only way I could get away from that was making action movies. And it's taken me a while to figure out where the femininity is in that because, you know, to exert any kind of strength or freedom, it's usually a physical fight or some sort of brute force. And I really don't think that that is the true now that I'm older essence of strength, of femininity."
Fast & Furious Pride
Rodriguez is thrilled at how the Fast & Furious franchise has grown, with more female roles. "We've grown so much in the last 18 years, and it's all of us, we're in it together," she says. "It's cool that they were open enough to change and to evolve with the times… I really think that 9 is doing some justice for all the girls. I'm really proud of each and every woman in F9."