Michelle answered questions about her career and role as Letty in a Q&A posted over at Vulture:
When you first took on the role of Letty, did you imagine the series turning into something so huge?
Hell, no. Are you kidding me? First one, I just couldn’t believe there was going to be a movie that had this kind of stuff happening. You just never saw that world — multicultural cast, underground racing. I knew it really well in New York. I was just itching to be a part of it. It’s like being part of one of those little rebellious creatures that snowballs into a massive thing. It’s an audience-member phenomenon because they’re the ones that perpetuate more of these movies being made. It’s not the critics. Critics in Hollywood laugh at the franchise. For them, it’s not deep. But I think as long as the people love it, it’ll keep itself alive. I love being part of it; I don’t care what anyone says.