RODRIGUEZ DOES NOT HAVE A "CRUSH" ON SURFING: Film star talks about
perils of surfing.
(Aug. 20, 2002) *Latin knockout, (both aesthetically and literally),
Michelle Rodriguez, is playing the role of an expert surfer in the
film "Blue Crush," but the 24-year-old actress recently told the AP
she ain't really into surfing much. She said she felt unsafe in her
She especially didn't like the fact that surfers attach their boards
to their ankles with a cord. She revealed she "almost died three
times" when the cord got wrapped around her neck after she fell in
the water. Rodriguez also said she got so many cuts in her surfing
scene that she couldn't count them. "I don't like cuts. I don't even
have my ears pierced," the actress said. "I feel safer without a
board. You know, it's the water and my body; I can flow with it."
"Blue Crush," which opened last weekend, debuted in third place with