Where is ‘SUKI’ Now from In (2FAST 2FURIOUS)
Devon Aoki only played Suki in 2 Fast 2 Furious before disappearing from the franchise. Why didn’t the actress ever reprise the role since 2003?
Suki served as a key ally to Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) in 2 Fast 2 Furious, but the character didn’t appear in any installments since her 2003 franchise debut. Devon Aoki played the prominent
Devon Aoki played the prominent female driver who encountered Brian through the local Miami street racing scene. Despite being the love interest of Tej Parker (Ludacris) in The Fast and the Furious‘ follow-up, Suki received a concise arc in The Fast Saga.
After assisting Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) escape, Brian fled to Miami to evade his former employers, the LAPD. To make money, Brian used his Nissan Skyline in illegal street races hosted by Tej, who was still working as a mechanic at the time. At one point, Brian competed in a race against Orange Julius (Amaury Nolasco), Slap Jack (Michael Ealy), and Suki, who notably drover her 2000 hot pink Honda S2000 convertible. During the race, the Honda’s front bumper was damaged after Suki followed Brian in jumping a bridge to take second place. Six sequels later, Suki is still considered one of the best female drivers featured in the film series.
Besides participating in races orchestrated by Tej, Suki also assisted Brian and Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) when the duo needed to stop US Customs agents from tracking them. In the warehouse “car scramble” scene, Suki drove Brian’s Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII while Tej took Roman’s Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GTS. The agents unknowingly followed the cars thinking Brian and Roman were behind the wheel. Although Tej and Roman returned to the franchise four more installments, with another one on the way, Aoki never reprised her role. The Fast Saga also failed to reveal the character’s fate, including why she and Tej broke off their relationship for good. Granted, the actress had a justifiable reason to remain absent in subsequent sequels.
In addition to her role in 2 Fast 2 Furious, Aoki was known for her performances in D.E.B.S. and Sin City during the early 2000s. After that, she only appeared in a handful of movies before she retired from full-time acting in 2009 to focus on raising her four children. Since then, Aoki has been seen in a few music videos and documentaries, such as 2016’s I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, which followed her half-brother, DJ Steve Aoki.
With Tej and Roman still vital members of The Fast Saga and the franchise’s efforts in tying up loose ends, it’s very possible Aoki could appear before the series comes to an end. Following the release of F9, there will be two more installments before the primary saga concludes. If Suki doesn’t return for that storyline, she could also be involved in the all-female spinoff in development. 2 Fast 2 Furious might be nearing two decades since release, but Suki deserves a spot in the line-up. It would also be a treat for longtime fans to learn what the character has been up to since the days of racing in her pink Honda.