Rita Moreno Joins The Cast Of “Fast X” Playing Vin Diesel’s Grandmother
Congratulations! It’s an abuelita! The Fast Family just got a little bit bigger, as it seems to do every damn day (they use the rhythm method), with the addition of the one and only Rita Moreno who will be playing Vin Diesel’s grandmother in Fast X, the upcoming penultimate installment of the Fast and Furious franchise. Rita will be joining other franchise newborns Jason Mamoa, Brie Larson and The Transporter director Louis Leterrier who is replacing OG Fast director Justin Lin who bailed on Fast X after reportedly beefing with Vin. But if Vin thought bringing a sweet old lady like Rita into the fold would be without risk, he’s got another thing coming. Don’t FUCK with Rita. She cheated on Brando with Elvis for revenge. And it worked. She will bury anyone who crosses her. If Vin still has a single working brain cell, he better use it to have fresh flowers to be sent to Rita’s trailer every day because when the next Fast Feud comes, and it’s gonna come, he’s gonna want to have Rita in his corner.
Here’s Vin introducing Rita as Michelle Rodriquez tries to pull focus over his shoulder. Michelle better watch her back because Rita will go full Show Girls on her ass if she has to. I would hate to see her crash into a wall at 120 MPH just because somebody accidentally misplaced their pears under Michelle’s tires.
While I would have loved for Rita to get into it with The Rock over some bullshit, it’s best she start from scratch with her eventual Fast Feud Foe. Between Vin, Tyrese, and himself, The Rock’s got enough enemies to contend with. But, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Scott Eastwood will also be joining the cast of Fast X, reprising his role as Little Nobody from Fast 8: Fate of the Furious. Scott would be a perfect foil for Rita. Who wouldn’t want to see Rita shadily convince Charlize Theron that Scott told her he wished he had Tom Hardy‘s career right before they film a scene together where she’s supposed to beat the shit out of him?