Helen Mirren Wants to Play a 'Mad Driver' in Fast and Furious 8

  | March 31, 2015 12:34 IST
Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren says she always drives herself (Image courtesy: AP)

"I love Vin Diesel. It's partly because of him I'd like to be in a Fast and Furious film," said Helen Mirren

Veteran actress Helen Mirren, an avid The Fast and Furious lover, has expressed her desire to play a villainous role in the franchise.

Ms Mirren, 69, said she wants to play a "mad driver" in the movie, reported Ace Showbiz.

"My great ambition is to be in a Fast and Furious movie. I so want to be a mad driver in the movie. My claim to fame is I always do my own driving - I was on Top Gear, and I did (my lap) in a very good time.

"I keep putting it out there, and they never ask me. I'll be in Fast and Furious 8," she said.

The Hitchcock actress is also a fan of Vin Diesel.

"I have to say Vin Diesel is brilliant. I love Vin Diesel. He's a great guy, smart - I love him. It's partly because of him I'd like to be in one, but also the driving. I'd also love to do another Red-type movie, because those are such fun to do."

The latest Fast and Furious installment Furious 7, starring Vin, Paul Walker, Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and Jason Statham, is set to release on April 3.

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