Helen Mirren, the always classy and sophisticated grand dame, never ceases to impress us...and throw us slightly off track.
Known for her impeccable style and outstanding performances in films like The Queen and Hitchcock, the starlet has had many a dignified role throughout her lengthy career. But we're currently most fascinated by her part in the Fast & Furious series.
A new trailer has just dropped for Fast & Furious 9, and Helen sent our hearts into overdrive with her cameo. Magdalene Shaw is back, baby, and this time, she's behind the wheel.
The film is due to hit theaters on July 8, and Helen's ultimate wish was granted. The series' star, Vin Diesel, told Entertainment Weekly, "Yes, she gets to drive... It's so awesome. She gets to drive, and she gets to drive sleek." We'd certainly say so!
Twitter is having a field day watching Helen drive in Fast & Furious 9.
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It turns out, Helen "shamelessly" begged Vin Diesel at a cocktail party to give her a role in the action-packed franchise—and she wanted to drive from the get-go.
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"I saw myself driving a car very fast, of course, it didn't work out that way, but they found a wonderful role for me," she revealed during the interview.
Truthfully, Helen could do no wrong in our eyes: the adorably relatable Hollywood A-Lister and beauty guru will capture our attention in any of her roles, whether she's driving or not. Plus, we can totally get behind her mantras.
"You can’t avoid aging," she told Oprah Magazine. "The way I see it, you have two choices in life: You can either get older or die. And I want to continue to see what life has in store."
Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.
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