Helen Mirren 'Begged' Vin Diesel For A Role In Fast And Furious
Mirren told The Hollywood Reporter: "I didn't ask, I begged! I think I was at some function, and he was there, and I got introduced to him."
Los Angeles: Screen legend Helen Mirren, who loves driving, pleaded Vin Diesel, who plays Dominic Toretto in the blockbuster action Fast and Furious franchise, to help her nab a part in the movie.
Mirren told The Hollywood Reporter: "I didn't ask, I begged! I think I was at some function, and he was there, and I got introduced to him. And I was shameless: 'Oh God, I'd just love to be in one of your movies! Please let me be in it."
"And then Vin, with that beautiful, deep voice of his, said: "I'll see what I can do.' And he did it for me. He found this great little role for me, which was perfect. I'd just never done anything like that before -- one of those big, big movies. And, in my vanity, I just loved driving and really wanted to do my own driving in a fast car."
The 'Good Liar' star made her debut in 2017's 'The Fate of the Furious' as Queenie, the mother of Deckard, Owen, and Hattie Shaw, and went on to star in 2019's spin-off 'Hobbs and Shaw' as well as 'F9'.