Vin Diesel Has the Perfect 'Fast & Furious' Role for Helen Mirren

by Zach Seemayer 12:57 AM PDT, April 02, 2015
Playing Vin Diesel Has the Perfect 'Fast & Furious' Role for Helen Mirren

While Furious 7 already has an amazing ensemble, there's always been one glaring omission from the cast: Dame Helen Mirren.

And as the legendary 69-year-old actress told ET on Monday, she's wanted to star in a Fast and Furious film for years, and has been waiting for a call from franchise star Vin Diesel.

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"Vin, get your act together!" Mirren said at the premiere of her new film, Woman in Gold, on Monday.

ET spoke with Diesel at the star-studded Hollywood premiere of Furious 7 , where we played Mirren's message for the star.

"I respect that. That's what you need to do in this business," Diesel said, reacting to her statement. "I respect that she's coming out and saying, 'I don't care what anyone thinks. I know the deal. I know I want to work with this dude, and I know I want to work with this franchise.'"

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Diesel even had some ideas in regards to who the Oscar winner could play.

"There are so many options!" an excited Diesel explained. "You've got Nathalie Emmanuel's mother. You've got, of course, the matriarch to the Shaw brothers!"

And immediately, it all comes together. In the Fast and Furious franchise, the Shaw brothers are two of the main antagonists. Owen Shaw, played by Luke Evans, who was a criminal mastermind, and his brother Deckard Shaw, played by Jason Statham, who is out for blood in Furious 7.

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With Mirren in the role as the family matriarch, she could delve into her dark side -- and who couldn't believe that Mirren gave birth to Statham and Evans? After all, Mirren’s already proven she's a total badass in the action thrillers RED and RED 2.

While Mirren won't be appearing in Furious 7 -- which hits theaters Friday, April 3 -- the film is still going to feature some of the most insane car stunts ever.

For a look at the amazing sequences that Furious 7 will be attempting to top, check out our list of the craziest car chases in movie history, below.