Jordana Brewstar, who has been a constant presence in the Fast & Furious saga as Mia Toretto, apparently felt relieved when she wasn’t part of the most hyped up scene in F9.
Brewstar was absent in The Fate of the Furious, so F9 was her first time in a while to engage in some on-screen action. However, the action sequence from the space, which has become a highlight of the movie, was something that didn’t appeal to Brewstar acting-wise.
While talking to Collider, Brewstar stated that it wasn’t the lack of excitement, but the confusing and intricate choreography it would have taken to act in a scene set in space is just too much to work with.
I’m super relieved, one because everyone initially was like ‘how are they going to do that, how are they going to pull that off,’ and also I think tonally it was perfect for Roman and Tej to do it because they are the comic relief. So I think it was perfect that they were the ones to do it, and sort of make it a little tongue-in-cheek because there had to be humor within it too, to show like, we’re not taking ourselves way too seriously. And also, I would not want to wear all of that gear. Like, I think that’s so uncomfortable, I’m super claustrophobic, so please no talk of The Fast and Furious in space. I think it would be miserable, so no, I was really happy not to be a part of it. Kicking ass in Tokyo was for me.
Even though the scene wasn’t exactly what you’d deem an action sequence, it was still highly praised by the fans as Gibson and Ludacris’ ever present chemistry does justice to it, and the scene wonderfully provides comedic value in the film.
While the Fast & Furious movies have been coming up with creative ways to push the limit with its action scenes. It’s probably impossible for the final two movies from the series to up the ante of the space-cruising scene, but it’ll be interesting to see what the series comes up with.[Via]