Despite his voluntary career-long proximity to fire, that Vin Diesel is no dummy. He was so hyped for Furious 7 to win a Best Picture Oscar, he must have realized the best way to get the Academy’s attention is to have Helen Mirren drive a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda. “I like it to be serious. Of course, having said that I'm about to do Fast and Furious 8. But that's for the fun of it. So maybe that's what I want as well, some fun and some relevant, serious, important movies,” said the actress, who is a very vocal fan of the franchise, in a new Elle interview. Explained Mirren, "I’ve always rather loved driving. I said, 'I'll be in it, but only if I'm allowed to drive if I do drive in it.' But we'll see. We'll see how it transpires." You’ve always wanted to see Helen Mirren drive through a wall of flames in a 2016 Bugatti Veyron, so. Perfect.
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