Posted on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
If there’s one thing everyone seems to agree on right now, it’s that 2016 has been the freaking worst. But even now, there are occasional reminders that this world isn’t a completely terrible place. Earlier this year, Helen Mirren‘s dearest wish came true when she was finally cast in a Fast and Furious movie — and today, she’s even got a photo to show for it. Click through to see Mirren cozying up to Vin Diesel on the set of Fast 8.
Social media champ Vin Diesel shared the Fast 8 Helen Mirren image on Instagram, because of course he did. It is Toretto Tuesday, after all.
Okay, so it’s not the most action-packed picture we’ve seen from Fast 8. But it’s Oscar winner and occasional action hero Helen Mirren! In a Fast and Furious movie! That’s something worth celebrating.
In 2015, Mirren spilled her heart’s desire to the press. “My great ambition is to be in a Fast and Furious movie,” she said. “I keep putting it out there, and they never ask me. I’ll be in Fast and Furious 8. I have to say Vin Diesel is brilliant. I love Vin Diesel. He’s a great guy, smart — I love him.” And it seems word eventually got around to Diesel, as earlier this summer she revealed she had been cast in Fast 8.
Mirren has only a small role in Fast 8, and sadly it doesn’t involve getting behind the wheel. “I wanted to be driving, but unfortunately, I’m not,” she said a few weeks ago, adding, “Maybe that will come in the future, in Fast and Furious 12.” Hey, we’ve all gotta have something to strive for.
Fast 8 zooms into theaters on April 14, 2017.
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