A dream of actress Helen Mirren has now been fulfilled a year after confessing her ‘great ambition’. Yes, the dame herself is set to be a part of the cast of the currently filming eighth “Fast and Furious” movie.
Mirren confirmed the casting to Elle, saying: “I’m about to do Fast and Furious 8. 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.’ But we’ll see. We’ll see how it transpires.”
There’s no further details at this time about Mirren’s role and how substantial it will be. Mirren went on the record about her love for the franchise and its star Vin Diesel.
Mirren joins a sprawling cast that also includes Charlize Theron, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Nathalie Emmanuel, Scott Eastwood, and Kristofer Hivju. The film opens April 14th 2017.