71-Year-Old Actress Helen Mirren Join the Cast of Fast 8!

Posted 2016/06/17 4613 0

Helen Mirren confirmed that she will star in the eight installment of the popular series Fast & Furious and she might even drive one of the high-speed super car.


The British actress, Helen Mirren, has confirmed that she will appear in Fast and Furious 8. Mirren talked about her involvement in a new interview with Elle: "I'm about to do Fast and Furious 8," said Mirren. “I love big, fun movies, as long as they're well made and they've got good scripts. That's the most important thing." Earlier, Helen Mirren expressed her desire to play a villain, however, her role in Fast 8 has not been disclosed yet.

Many sources confirmed that the 71-year-old actress will helm one of the fastest cars. However, Helen Mirren was coy when answering the question: "I've always rather loved driving. I said, 'I'll be in it, but only if I'm allowed to drive if I do drive in it...'

The Oscar winner appreciated the script of Fast 8 and said she was eager to be on the set of the film with Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez.

Last year, Mirren revealed her great Fast and Furious fantasy to Yahoo Movies, explaining that co-starring in the machismo-fueled movies is her “great ambition.” She added, “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 keep putting it out there, and they never ask me.”

Later that year, Vin Diesel also supported Helen Mirren being part of the franchise to MTV: “They’ve gotta get in line behind Helen Mirren. She is on the list. Be careful what you wish for, Helen.” Asked whether he would like her as part of his Fast and Furious family, he said, “Of course I would! Who wouldn’t? It’s Helen. Amazing.”

Helen Mirren, born in 1945, is an English actor. She won an Oscar for "Best Actress" in 2007 for her role as Queen Elizabeth in The Queen. In 2010, at the age of 65, Helen Mirren still starred in the action film Red with many action stunts. Last year, at the age of 70, she joined a film about terrorism named Eye in the Sky. Whenever she appears, she wows us with her abundant energy.

Fast 8 is in the production and has already had the first scenes in Iceland and Atlanta (USA). This is the first installment produced after the death of Paul Walker. Some sources affirm that Cody Walker, Paul's younger brother, will play Jack O’Connor, Brian's brother, in the upcoming film.

Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, Kurt Russell, Elsa Pataky, Nathalie Emmanuel make a return in the film. Eva Mendes from Fast & Furious 2 will also come back. Charlize Theron will play the main villain.