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Jordana Brewster says Letty and Mia are finally getting scenes together in 'Fast 9' after Michelle Rodriguez pointed out they had never shared any

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Jordana Brewster et al. that are talking to each other: Letty and Mia will finally get time together in "Fast 9." Universal Pictures © Universal Pictures Letty and Mia will finally get time together in "Fast 9." Universal Pictures
  • After eight "Fast and Furious" movies, Letty and Mia are getting their first real scenes together.
  • Jordana Brewster told Insider Michelle Rodriguez pointed out they "never had a scene together."
  • Both were absent from a few films leaving little room to interact in the first or seventh films.
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"Fast 9" is about to fix something that hasn't occurred in the first eight movies of the franchise.

After being teased in the most recent trailer, Jordana Brewster told Insider last month that Letty and Mia will finally get some quality time together onscreen.

"Michelle [Rodriguez] was like, 'Dude, we've never had a scene together. We're always secondary with the guys. We don't interact. We have a sisterhood. We need to explore this,'" Brewster said while discussing a partnership with Clearblue.

Brewster said Rodriguez and director Justin Lin were "very conscious" of highlighting Letty and Mia's relationship in the upcoming "Fast."

"Michelle's always been very outspoken about not doing anything that isn't true to character, and that means not placating the guys, that means not playing second fiddle to the guys," Brewster said.

Michelle Rodriguez posing for a picture: Jordana Brewster tells Insider that Letty and Mia have a lot "to unearth." Universal Pictures © Universal Pictures Jordana Brewster tells Insider that Letty and Mia have a lot "to unearth." Universal Pictures

It sounds wild that the two haven't shared any real speaking scenes over the course of eight movies. Letty, who's Dom's (Vin Diesel) wife, is Mia's sister-in-law, after all.

But it makes sense why we're just now getting some real interaction between Letty and Mia. Both actresses don't appear in every film of the franchise.

Neither actress appears in 2003's "2 Fast 2 Furious" or "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift," which was released three years later. Letty sits out most of "Fast & Furious" ("Fast 4") in 2009 after Mia tells Dom she was murdered. Letty doesn't reappear in the franchise until 2013's "Fast 6," but she's a bad guy for most of the film because of a case of amnesia.

Jordana Brewster, Chad Lindberg are drinking from a bottle: Mia and Letty don't even say anything to each other right here. They're just listening to Jesse say grace. Universal Pictures © Universal Pictures Mia and Letty don't even say anything to each other right here. They're just listening to Jesse say grace. Universal Pictures Any conversation between the two of them at the film's end wouldn't have been meaningful because Letty doesn't remember who she is until the end of "Furious 7," out two years later, when she thinks Dom is about to die.

"Furious 7" also focused on sending Paul Walker's Brain O'Conner off respectfully after the actor's death in 2013. Brewster sat out the next film, 2017's "The Fate of the Furious," as the franchise tried to reset without Brian.

The only chance the two really had to interact was in 2001's "The Fast and the Furious," and they just didn't. Letty and Mia are even sitting right next to each other at one point when the group gathers for a meal and they don't exchange anything other than laughs.

It's not like the two don't like or know one another well. Mia tells Brian in the film that Letty was always around while they were growing up.

Mia and Letty are seen in a fight scene together in the latest "F9" trailer. Universal Pictures © Universal Pictures Mia and Letty are seen in a fight scene together in the latest "F9" trailer. Universal Pictures In "F9," if you give the latest trailer a close watch, you can see they'll be fighting alongside one another while running into Han (Sung Kang), who presumably died earlier in the franchise.

"I'm really grateful that we got a chance to do that," Brewster said of getting to share the screen with Rodriguez. "Hopefully, we'll continue to explore it because there's so much to unearth there."

Brewster also told Insider that Mia will be back in action behind the wheel of a vehicle.

"I drive something else," Brewster told Insider. "It doesn't really qualify as a car. Justin seems to love putting me in huge vehicles. But, yes, yes. You'll see me in action."

Nathalie Emmanuel taking a selfie in a car posing for the camera: Ramsey and Letty are seen for a brief moment together in the latest trailer for "F9." Universal Pictures © Universal Pictures Ramsey and Letty are seen for a brief moment together in the latest trailer for "F9." Universal Pictures The two actresses won't be the only two women in "F9" sharing the screen together. Nathalie Emmanuel's Megan Ramsey will also be front and center next to Dom's ride-or-die, Letty.

"The franchise has always represented diversity or it's always represented the world as it is and not as Hollywood sees it. I think we've always reflected really strong female characters and we have ramped it up," Brewster said.

"Fast 9," also starring John Cena, Charlize Theron and Tyrese Gibson, debuts in theaters on June 25.

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