Fancy British actress and ass fan Helen Mirren has confirmed that she has been cast in the next installment of the illustrious Fast and the Furious franchise, Fast 8. Honestly, if you were to go back in time to 2001 and tell yourself that not only would there be eight Fast and the Furious movies, but that the eighth would have two Academy Award-winning actors on the call sheet, do you think Past You would believe Future You? Because I know Past Me would hiss “uh huh, right” before washing down my Olestra potato chips with a Pepsi Twist.
Helen broke the news during an interview with Elle magazine. She’s doing it because she likes cars and doing fun movies. That’s it! Helen likes to have fun and drive.
“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.
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.”
Good scripts? Helen, please. I’m pretty sure the script for Fast 8 is literally just the words “Vin Diesel grunts at The Rock for 137 minutes” written on the top of a Walmart receipt for AXE Bodyspray and condoms.
With that said, I’m 100% on board with Helen Mirren in Fast 8. She hasn’t specified who she’ll be playing or what her character is all about, so right now her role is anyone’s guess. Since she’s British, and Jason Statham (who is also in Fast 8) is British, I’m guessing that she’ll play either his hot wife, or hot mom. Or maybe his hot daughter? I know that makes literally no sense, but really, this is Fast and the Furious we’re talking about. As long as she jumps over something in her car, everything else is irrelevant.