I always liked Ms. Rodriguez and I think she could play outside the tough chick roles she's played in the past. I think the problem lies in that whenshe had her breakut role in Girlfight that image stuck and she has been typecast ever since.
My only complaint about her is why is she always the one either getting shot or killed, honestly! In Avatar she's blown up, Fast & Furious has a rollover and is shot, Machete loses an eye, SWAT ends up in a cast while Farrell gets stabbed in the hand and is fine, Resident Evil turned into a zombie and then killed. I mean girl, when you get a script ask if you're going to make it through unscathed.