Against the Grain
According to Anderson, one of Rodriguez's biggest challenges on set was walking in stilettos. Rodriguez, who's known for playing tough girls in such films as "The Fast and the Furious" (2001) and "Avatar" (2009), plays very much against type for one of her two roles in this film: a high-heeled, liberal-leaning college student. "It was a nice shift into playing someone a little laid back and sexy for a change," says Rodriguez, "it was cool and fun to play someone who is quirky and doesn't know how to handle a gun." Worry not though, Rodriquez's other role, as a weapons expert for the Umbrella Corporation, finds her comfortably situated in her butt-kicking wheelhouse.