Helen Mirren Confirms Her Role in ‘Fast 8′

It’s official!

After months of speculation, Helen Mirren has confirmed her role in Fast 8. She revealed to Elle that she is in final negotiations to join the cast of the popular franchise. “I like it to be serious. Of course, having said that I’m about to do Fast and Furious 8,” she said. “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.”

But what we want to know is whether she’ll drive some of the film’s famous cars. “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,” the 70-year-old continued. “I love big, fun movies–as long as they’re well made and they’ve got good scripts. That’s the most important thing.”

The actress joins Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Ludacris, Jason Statham, as well as the franchise’s newest members, Charlize Theron and Scott Eastwood.

Fast 8 hits theaters on April 14, 2017.