Fast and Furious 8: Diesel Wine reveals how Helen Mirren was cast

Cinema 22 March, 2017

In a recent interview, Vin Diesel revealed how the famous Helen Mirren had been cast … and it’s rather original!
Helen Mirren is undoubtedly one of the most famous actresses in the world. Rewarded in numerous ceremonies and festivals like Cannes, Golden Globes, BAFTA, Oscars … the announcement of his casting in Fast and Furious 8, of which a first piece of the soundtrack was unveiled , had surprised a lot. But then how has this legend of cinema found itself in the heart of a huge franchise of action that has delighted the fans since 7 episodes? It was during an interview for Total Film that Vin Diesel explained his meeting with Helen Mirren and how it was cast. And the least that can be said is that the anecdote is rather amusing.
Vin Diesel said “Helen Mirren came to see me at a party last year and she said” I want to play in Fast and Furious with you. “The script was already finished but one week Later, she was in it ” . At the same time, who can refuse the advent of Helen Mirren to the casting of a film like Fast and Furious 8 (which according to Vin Diesel must be great for Paul Walker) ? While Kurt Russell and Charlize Theron are also part of the adventure, Fast and Furious is becoming an increasingly lucrative franchise capable of attracting the biggest names in cinema . After Helen Mirren, Which star will join a potential ninth episode? What do you think of this anecdote?