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Today in bullshit: Helen Mirren won’t get to ramp a bunch of cars in Fast 8

Hitchcock
Hitchcock

The producers of the Fast & Furious franchise teased us last month—invoking mental images of Dame Helen Mirren punching the nitrous and busting out some Tokyo drift—when they announced that the Oscar-nominated actress would be appearing in the upcoming Fast 8. But now we’re learning that those regal stunts are not to be, with the Red star telling Entertainment Weekly that she isn’t even allowed behind the wheel on set.

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“I wanted to be driving, but unfortunately, I’m not,” said Mirren, who’s apparently a massive fan of Vin Diesel, the Rock, and cars that jump over other, lower cars. She jokingly added, “Maybe that will come in the future, in Fast and Furious 12,” because Helen Mirren is a class act, capable of laughing her way through even high-octane, horsepower-based bullshit like this.

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