With the hopes of returning for next installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, Helen Mirren says that this time she wants to do some driving.
In The Fate of the Furious, Mirren played Magdalene Shaw, the matriarch of the villainous Shaw clan, including Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) and Owen Shaw (Luke Evans). The actress told reporters at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, that “[she] would love to come back. But guys, I want to drive next time.”
Mirren is a huge fan of the franchise. Earlier this year she told Buzzed that she practically begged to be included in one of the films. “They very kindly wrote me in and that was really sweet of them and I love those guys, they’re fantastic.”
Mirren told EW that she thinks that the familial aspect of the Fast & Furious films is one of the reasons the films have become so popular, an aspect she’s always loved.
“I think that’s one of the reasons they’re popular films, because that is the one element that everybody all over the world can identify with simply, easily, and directly, so it’s great to see this other level being brought in with the different generations of the family, the fact that family actually goes on through many generations over long periods of time.”