The latest installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise released on-demand and Blu-Ray this October, so everyone who missed it in the theaters and/or is curious to see Helen reprising her role as Magdalene “Queenie” Shaw, here’s your chance. It’s really not more than a cameo with one scene shared with Vin Diesel, but they seem to get along just well and I’m sure there’ll be a place for Magdalene” in the next films to follow. If you couldn’t care less, I don’t judge you :-). Enjoy the screencaptures.
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Fast & Furious 9 – Screencaptures
A nice batch of additional magazine scans have been added to the photo gallery, ranging from May’s promotion of Amazon’s Solos to June’s press tour for “Fast & Furious 9”. For a complete list, have a look at the previews below. Enjoy reading.
Magazine Articles & Scans – 2021 – My Weekly Special (United Kingdom, July 08, 2021)
Magazine Articles & Scans – 2021 – The New York Post (United States, June 25, 2021)
Magazine Articles & Scans – 2021 – What’s on TV (United Kingdom, May 15, 2021)
Magazine Articles & Scans – 2021 – Gente (Italy, May 07, 2021)
Magazine Articles & Scans – 2021 – Closer Weekly (United States, April 21, 2021)
Magazine Articles & Scans – 2021 – People Magazine (United States, April 19, 2021)
Earlier today, Helen Mirren was a guest on Good Morning America, dishing on the new ABC series “When Nature Calls” and her return to the “Fast & Furious” franchise. You can watch the full segment above and in the video archive, screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Helen Mirren is officially Fast & Furious royalty. After openly campaigning for a role in the action franchise, the Oscar-winning The Queen actress debuted in 2017’s The Fate of the Furious as, fittingly, Queenie Shaw, the charming criminal mother of Deckard (Jason Statham), Owen (Luke Evans), and Hattie (Vanessa Kirby). She returned in the 2019 spin-off Hobbs & Shaw, but through two outings, Mirren, 75, never got a chance to do the one thing she wanted more than anything else: drive a car. Good news arrived in January, when Fast star and producer Vin Diesel told EW that F9 would finally feature Mirren getting the behind the wheel. “Without giving away any spoilers… You know what, I’m going to give you a spoiler,” he said. “Yes, she gets to drive. It’s so awesome. She gets to drive, and she gets to drive sleek.” Ahead of Mirren’s scene-stealing turn in F9 (in theaters Friday), she strapped into the passenger seat of EW’s BINGE: The Fast Saga to talk about her dream coming true, her unexplainable chemistry with Diesel, and possible casting for Papa Shaw. You can read the complete interview over at Entertainment Weekly.
I had an auntie Queenie. One of my mother’s sisters was called Queenie, which is a very old East End name. It’s nothing to do with the queen, but I thought it was funny to play the Queen and then to be called Queenie. We’re a very different person from a very different background. So I love the fact my auntie Queenie has become a part of the Fast & Furious. She’d be amazed if she knew.
“I was longing to drive,” Helen Mirren has revealed to Jeff Conway at Forbes. “The reason I wanted to be in the Fast & Furious movies so I could drive cars really fast down closed-off streets. For the first two movies, I wasn’t anywhere near a car, so I paid my dues, so now I was allowed to get into the car.” In F9, new in theaters this weekend, Helen gets to do some enjoyable joy riding alongside the film franchise’s top-billed star Vin Diesel, whom Helen gives full credit to for her being a part of these projects. “I suspect really I’m in it because I begged to be in it and Vin is a very kindhearted person,” Helen continues. “I think that’s really the real reason. Sometimes, you have to ask for what you want or what you dream of having. One should have the courage to ask for it. A couple glasses of wine always help.” Even though Helen seems like a natural behind the wheel on-screen, in reality, she has nothing but praise for the skilled professionals behind-the-scenes that make her and the F9 car chase scenes look so good. “I would like to say here that I’m a firm believer there should be an Oscar category for stunt people because the stunt people on films like Fast & Furious and many, many of the other movies that we all enjoy so much in the cinema are down to extraordinary stunt organizers and actors and actresses who do such extraordinary things.” The complete interview can be read at Forbes.