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March 14th, 2011 4:13pm EDT

Michelle Rodriguez Michelle Rodriguez showed she's one of the boys while preparing for new movie Battle: Los Angeles - she joined her co-stars for training at a tough Marine boot camp.

The actress plays a female soldier in the alien invasion movie, and she was so determined to match her male counterparts, she happily underwent physically demanding workouts with the cast at a military training center.

She tells Britain's Live magazine, "I am just as capable as any man. I always give 150 per cent in the training. At the Marines boot camp in Louisiana for Battle: Los Angeles, I was happy to compete with the boys. I could definitely do everything they did."
 
"I wasn't on my knees when we were training. I didn't do 'girl push-ups'. We woke up at five in the morning and started with sit-ups and push-ups - a 30-minute hardcore workout - then we did a two-mile run. Then we put on 30lb of gear and ran around in the boiling hot sun."

"We shot guns all day, infiltrating buildings, taking apart weapons and putting them back together, unloading 20 magazines a day, shooting massive .50-calibre weapons off a tank. I fight like the guys."

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