A series filled with ludicrous, increasingly unlikely stunts has just set a new standard for "really cool if I can suspend my utter disbelief," as Fast 8 will officially feature Dame Helen Mirren.
Speaking to Elle (via), the Academy Award-winner was explaining that she wants her career to be focused on "serious" films when, like a car bursting out the tip of an exploding airplane, she unexpectedly blurted out with the news that she's "about to do Fast and Furious 8."
"So you are confirmed to be in Fast 8?" the interviewer asked, clearly startled, like a Rock in the headlights. Mirren replied, "Yes, I am," adding, "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." Even Helen Mirren isn't quite sure how Helen Mirren fits into a Fast/Furious movie.
That's not to say this is out of nowhere, though. Like cars with parachutes descending from a military transport aircraft, the news is coming from a real but still eyebrow-raising place: Back in March of last year, Mirren told Yahoo that, somehow, her "great ambition is to be in a Fast and Furious movie." At last, her career can be considered a success!
Also, have you seen Helen Mirren drive? She sort of tears it up out there.
While Mirren's role is not yet known, there should be a part where she and Tyrese hook up, right?