Helen Mirren, 75, ‘gets behind the wheel of a £200,000 supercar in Fast & Furious 9 as she reunites with Vin Diesel for the long-awaited sequel’
Helen Mirren will buckle up behind the wheel of a £200,000 supercar during her role in Fast & Furious 9.
Always stylish, the acclaimed 75-year-old actress will zoom through the streets wearing zebra print boots and a 64-carat diamond and emerald necklace.
Living up to the title of the film, the death-defying star’s impressive ride can go from 0 to 120mph in just nine seconds.
Fearless: Helen Mirren will buckle up behind the wheel of a £200,000 supercar in Fast & Furious 9 it was revealed on Saturday (pictured at the Fast and Furious premiere in 2019)
The Oscar-winner will play the role of Magdalene “Queenie” Shaw in the ninth Fast and Furious film.
She previously took on the part in 2017 after she ‘begged’ main man Vin Diesel for a role in Fast & Furious 8 as she was such a lover of the films.
However, this will mark the first time that the 75-year-old has gotten behind the wheel during her five year involvement with the franchise.
In the latest movie, Vin Diesel is back to battle for his family while John Cena makes his debut as Dominic Toretto’s long-lost brother Jakob.
The trailer, which came out in April, shows Helen sitting behind the wheel of her purple super car with her neck decorated with diamonds offering Vin Diesel advice.
Iconic: The Oscar-winner will play Magdalene “Queenie” Shaw alongside the franchise’s main man Vin Diesel (pictured together in the upcoming film)
High speed chase: Living up to the title of the film, the death-defying star’s impressive ride can go from 0 to 120mph in just nine seconds
She says: ‘There’s nothing more powerful than the love of family but you turn that into anger and there’s nothing more dangerous.’
And speaking of the supercar, Helen said: ‘This is a match made in heaven for me.’
Meanwhile, Vin Diesel gushed about the Academy Award Winner’s driving and said: ‘She can work that wheel. The boys have nothing on her.’
The actress then kissed him on the cheek for praising her driving, according to the Mirror.
Always stylish: Helen will zoom through the streets wearing zebra print boots and a 64-carat diamond and emerald necklace
Speaking about her appearance in Fast and Furious 8, Helen revealed: ‘My role in F and F 8 came about because I begged for it. I almost went down on my knees. Not quite…
‘But I went down on my metaphorical knees to Vin [Diesel] and to everyone. I always… I just wanted to be in one of those movies.
‘So word went out that I wanted to be in it and they very kindly gave me a role in it. So I was very excited.’
Villainous: The Oscar-winner will play the role of Magdalene “Queenie” Shaw in the ninth Fast and Furious film
Helen went on: ‘Actually it was particularly because I wanted to work with Vin, because I just think he’s just so spectacular on the screen. He’s just got something… He’s a real movie star. He’s got something magical on the screen.’
In further adoration of the franchise, she then cropped up in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, a 2019 spin-off, starring Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson.
Fast and Furious 9 was originally set to be released in May last year but had been pushed back by eleven months to April 2, 2021 before being delayed again to May 28, and then again to June 25, before settling on a UK release of July 8.
Coming soon: In the latest movie, Vin Diesel is back to battle for his family while John Cena makes his debut as Dominic Toretto’s long-lost brother Jakob