With more than a trillion or so insanely loyal fans on Facebook, Vin Diesel is easily one of the most beloved actors working in show business today. In fact, it’s strange that more actors aren’t openly gushing over how cool and calm he is at all times, begging to work with the star of the Fast and Furious franchise steamroller that is poised to earn just about every penny on Earth when it opens this weekend. Agents should be fired left and right when actors and actresses demand roles alongside Diesel and his crew of action car porn enthusiasts, and that theory should be on full display when it comes time to expand the cast of Fast and Furious 8.
Right at the front of the line is Dame Helen Mirren. That’s not a joke. The woman who has most recently honed her action skills with Bruce Willis in the RED franchise not only wants to play the villain in Fast and Furious 8, but she wants to do her own driving stunts, too.
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. I keep putting it out there, and they never ask me. I’ll be in Fast and Furious 8. 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. I’d also love to do another Red-type movie, because those are such fun to do. (Via Yahoo! Movies)
While I don’t have the first clue what happens in Furious 7, the easiest idea for Mirren would be playing Jason Statham’s mom. Forget the pissed off, badass brother coming out of the shadows to avenge his brother’s death. This time, mum is gonna make Dom and his crew pay for killing her sons. And, if there’s time, we can squeeze in a bikini scene. She doesn’t even need the body double.