However, Rodriguez has revealed that director James Cameron suggested the idea of bringing back her character Trudy Chacón too, despite her death in the first movie.
"When I saw Jim [Cameron] recently, he was like, 'I was thinking, What if Michelle came back? A lot of the other characters came back [in The Way of Water]'," she told Vanity Fair.
"I was like, 'You can’t do that—I died as a martyr. Jim, I came back in Resident Evil, I wasn’t supposed to. I came back in Machete, I wasn’t supposed to. I came back with Letty, I wasn’t supposed to. We can’t do a fourth, that would be overkill!'"
"I don’t understand, it’s so weird," the actress added. "I guess they don’t know what to do with the girl who doesn’t have a boyfriend. 'She doesn’t have a boyfriend. Should we keep her alive, or kill her?'"
The Way of Water has already become a huge success, surpassing Cameron's own blockbuster Titanic to currently stand as the third-highest grossing movie of all time.
Opening up about why she signed on to the new fantasy movie, the star explained to Digital Spy: "I think my biggest attraction was the idea of doing a movie that I could take my goddaughter to.
"Like, a family-fun movie where I don’t have to worry about all the violence, because most of the movies I do are for teens or above. And so aside from Smurfs and Avatar, I’ve never really worked on anything that was for kids. So I was really happy about this."
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