With the Toretto family dynamic taking center stage in F9, Mia Toretto had to come back after being absent in The Fate of the Furious. Jordana Brewster’s return in F9 was much welcomed by the fans. While she did appear in Fast and Furious 6 and 7, she didn’t get into much of the action compared to previous appearances. Brewster seemed to have a better time filming F9, and now the actress revealed the one reason working on F9 was so much better than Fast and Furious 6 and 7.
The F9 star voiced her thoughts on filming the ninth installment during a virtual press conference (via Shock Ya). Jordana Brewster has been an integral part of the Fast and Furious franchise since the first film. For Fast and Furious 6 and Furious 7, the actress’ screen time was reduced due to commitments to other projects, which was a sore spot for the F9 star. Brewster said this about returning as Mia Toretto for the new film:
For good reason, I was left out of 8, but it was so sad for me to see it coming out, and see the posters all over the place. So, once I got the call to join 9, I was thrilled, particularly because I was able to be there for the entire shoot. For 6 and 7, I didn’t have the same opportunity because I was on a television show (the 2012 Dallas revival series), so I missed out on a lot of the action. So, I relished every minute I was on set for 9.
Jordana Brewster seemed rarely sad about not getting to fully participate in the previous installments. Her commitment to the Dallas reboot finally cleared up why Mia wasn’t as involved in Fast and Furious 6 and 7. Of course, her absence in The Fate of the Furious was better explained given Paul Walker’s unfortunate passing. But luckily, Brewster was brought back for F9 as a tribute to her late co-star's legacy. With that said, the actress wants in on more Fast and Furious action.
Jordana Brewster has advocated for doing more car sequences and fight scenes in Fast 10 and 11. But she isn’t the only one, as F9 co-star Michelle Rodriguez has pushed for an all-female Fast spinoff for a while now. The two actresses even mentioned wanting No Time to Die scribe Phoebe Waller-Bridge to punch up F9’s script.
Maybe the ladies will get in more of the action in the final two installments. It’s been no secret the Fast and Furious ladies have been frustrated for years over being sidelined. So hopefully the female spinoff will happen as the franchise’s future is leaning more female, according to Vin Diesel.
Fans seemed to embrace Jordana Brewster's return to the franchise. To see Mia and Dom Toretto take on their brother Jakob, check out F9 in theaters right now.