The Fast and Furious franchise is never short of bad ass characters – and now they’re adding one more.
Dame Helen Mirren.
We already know she’s exceptionally untouchable when it comes to playing powerful roles. She’s played a vixen-esque assassin in Red, an army colonel in Eye in the Sky (a role that was originally created for a man) and the Queen. She may be 70, but don’t think for one send that Dame Helen Mirren is thinking of slowing down. Quite the opposite, actually.
The venerable actress – one of Hollywood’s sexiest if you ask me – has confirmed she will appear in the latest film in the Fast and Furious franchise, according to CNN.
The news comes after Mirren proved she was even more bad ass, saying she’d like a sleeve tattoo and would love to star in the Fast and Furious films. And it looks like the film’s producers heard her.
Mirren told Elle magazine: “I said, ‘I’ll be in it, but only if I’m allowed to drive if I do drive in it. But we’ll see. We’ll see how it transpires.”
It’s not her first action film – if her performance in Red and Red 2 is anything to go by, we’re sure her appearance in Fast and Furious will be nothing short of spectacular.
Mirren said last year that she’d want to play the villain in a Fast film.
She told Yahoo News:
My great ambition is to be in a ‘Fast and Furious’ movie. I so want to be a mad driver in a Fast and Furious movie. My claim to fame is I always do my own driving — I was on Top Gear, and I did [my lap] in a very good time.
She also expressed her love for Fast star Vin Diesel, and he told Access Hollywood he’d love for her join the cast: “Of course, I would. Who wouldn’t? It’s Helen. Amazing.”
It’s also been reported that Theron will be joining the franchise. It’s not clear yet if Mirren will be joining Theron as a villain in the upcoming film, though.
Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson and Ludacris will also be coming back for the latest Fast and Furious, which will reportedly make its debut April 2017.
This will definitely be a film worth watching.