While we'll have to wait for the official box office results on Sunday, Furious 7 is shaping up to be another huge hit in the Fast & Furious franchise. Universal Pictures has yet to announce whether or not another sequel will move forward, but if that happens, the studio could have a contender for a new villain, none other than Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren. While promoting her upcoming drama Woman in Gold, which opens in theaters April 1, the 69-year-old actress expressed her admiration for Vin Diesel, and that her "great ambition" is to be a Fast & Furious villain.
"My great ambition is to be in a Fast & Furious movie. I so want to be a mad driver in a Fast & Furious movie. My claim to fame is I always do my own driving - I was on Top Gear, and I did [my lap] in a very good time. I keep putting it out there, and they never ask me. I'll be in Fast & Furious 8. I have to say Vin Diesel is brilliant. I love Vin Diesel. He's a great guy, smart - I love him. It's partly because of him I'd like to be in one, but also the driving. I'd also love to do another Red-type movie, because those are such fun to do."
It's worth noting that there have been rumors Furious 7 star Kurt Russell will take over as the main villain for Fast & Furious 8, but since the project itself hasn't been confirmed, we're not sure how accurate this may or may not be. Helen Mirren has seen her fair share of action in the past in both Red and Red 2, but would you like to see her go up against Vin Diesel in Fast and Furious 8? Let us know what you think, and check out the actress' driving skills on a 2008 episode of Top Gear below.