Helen Mirren Wants In On 'Fast and Furious 8'

It's her "great ambition."

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Billion dollar franchise, the Fast and Furious, is always asking itself: How can it be bigger? And now we might have an answer for Furious 8—or whatever they plan on calling it—add Dame Helen Mirren. The Academy Award winning actress, with a penchant for twerking and other feisty behavior, just revealed it is her “great ambition” to be a part of the franchise.


“My great ambition is to be in a Fast and Furious movie,” said Mirren. “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. I keep putting it out there, and they never ask me. I’ll be in Fast and Furious 8.”

Besides the fact that Mirren is a badass (See: Red) she could give Furious 8 the Academy Award leverage it needs. ICYMI, Vin Diesel, who Mirren is a fan of, recently predicted that Furious 7 was going to win a Best Picture Oscar, but if that doesn’t happen, then there’s always the next one! 

This is what Mirren had to say about Diesel:


“I have to say Vin Diesel is brilliant. I love Vin Diesel. He’s a great guy, smart — I love him. It’s partly because of him I’d like to be in one, but also the driving.”

C’mon! This needs to happen, like now. 

[via The Wrap]

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