Fast and Furious 8 just added another Academy Award winning actor to their cast – none other than Dame Helen Mirren!
While she might seem like an unlikely choice for an action movie, Helenseems extremely excited about her new role.
“I like it to be serious. Of course, having said that I’m about to do Fast and Furious 8,” she told Elle. “But that’s for the fun of it. So maybe that’s what I want as well, some fun and some relevant, serious, important movies.”
And while we don’t know what character she’ll be playing, she cannot wait to get involved in some stunt work.
“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. I love big, fun movies–as long as they’re well made and they’ve got good scripts. That’s the most important thing.”
She’ll be joining Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson in Fast 8, as well as fellow newcomer and Oscar winner Charlize Theron.