After 14 years, and seven films, The Fast & Furious franchise has become one of the most lucrative movie franchises of the 2000s. With a weird chronology, mixing up of characters and, of course, a fast-paced plot it is difficult for even the most die-hard Fastards (Fast fanatics) to know everything about the films. With Furious 7 being the most successful one yet, check out some fast facts about the high-octane flicks.
In celebration of Michelle Rodriguez’s birthday, here are 20 lesser known facts about the Fast and Furious film franchise. Enjoy!
20. Driving Lessons
Neither Jordana Brewster (Mia Toretto) or Michelle Rodriguez (Letty) knew how to drive before being cast in the first film. Both had to get their licenses in order to be a part of the movie.
19. No Words
The characters Letty (Rodriguez) and Brian (Walker) don’t actually speak directly to each other until Fast & Furious 6. Near the end of the film, Brian approaches Letty to apologize and she says, “I may not remember anything, but I do know one thing. Nobody makes me do anything I don’t want,” the first direct interaction between the two.
18. The Drift King
Real life drifts king Keiichi Tsuchiya appears in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift but not as one of the drivers. He appears as the fisherman who makes fun of Sean learning how to drift, however, it was him driving during most of the scenes where Sean is learning.