FAST 8: Helen Mirren Buckles Into The FAST Franchise
The everlasting British actor Helen Mirren is going to grace the world of the popular Fast franchise. The Wrap is reporting that the admitted car enthusiast has signed to fill in a role of an undetermined nature in F. Gary Gray's Fast 8.
The article in The Wrap also cites an interview Mirren did with Elle magazine about her recent film Eye in the Sky.
How does this film (Eye in the Sky) fit in with what you want to be doing in your career overall?
It fits in very, very well with what I want to be doing. I want to be making film and theater, but film is particularly relevant. I like it to be serious. Of course, having said that I'm about to do Fast and Furious 8. 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.
So you are confirmed to be in 'Fast 8'?
Yes, I am.
Are you a fan of cars?
Well, yes. 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. Film is a wonderful thing and it can be so many different things. I don't want to turn my back on any of the different ways movies can be. I love the movies. I love going to the films. I like very serious films, I love foreign films, and I love big, fun movies–as long as they're well made and they've got good scripts. That's the most important thing.
Popular film franchises have always bolstered up their casts with good looking people and actors like Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron are no exception. But with the addition of these two the Fast franchise will achieve another level of class as well, methinks.