"Because I don't take my clothes off, and I'm nobody's girlfriend. The writers are new to the whole tough girl thing, and they don't know what to do with [me]. We've got the dude who's strong, so what do we do with the chick who's strong? We kill her."—Michelle Rodriguez, on why the strong female characters she plays (Lost, Avatar), and others like them, always get killed.
Rodriguez added that increased inclusion of strong female writers and filmmakers would help, because "they're surrounded by those types of characters in real life, so they may know a little better than, uh, the 80% of the writers out there who don't have a clue."
80%. That's generous.
[H/T to Shaker Hel.]