Helen Mirren is so happy to be part of the Fast & Furious spinoff, ‘Hobbs & Shaw’

Fast and Furious Hobbs and Shaw UK Premiere

One of the best things to ever happen to the Fast & Furious franchise and spinoff franchises is Dame Helen Mirren. Several years ago, Helen Mirren happily admitted that she loved the F&F franchise and she would absolutely adore a role in any future F&F films. A cameo in The Fate of the Furious happened, and now she’s taken another cameo – reprising the same character – in the spinoff movie Hobbs & Shaw. She’s also scheduled to appear in Fast & Furious 9!! Dame Helen plays Magdalene Shaw, Jason Statham’s character’s mother. This time, Dame Helen is even featured in the trailer for Hobbs & Shaw.

I love it. And I love that Vanessa Kirby – who is best known for playing Princess Margaret on The Crown – is playing Statham’s kid sister, who is also a badass, complete with her own stunt work. It looks sort of cool, even though they basically gave away the entire movie in the trailer.

Anyway, here are some photos from the London premiere of Hobbs & Shaw last night. Helen wore a lovely floral dress to impress her “son” Jason Statham, and she happily posed with Vanessa too. Vanessa wore an elegant Ralph & Russo dress and I swear she reminds me so much looks-wise, like Maria Sharapova. Of course I’m also including photos of Idris Elba. Idris Elba in that t-shirt: a snack or a whole meal?

Fast and Furious Hobbs and Shaw UK Premiere

Fast and Furious Hobbs and Shaw UK Premiere

Fast and Furious Hobbs and Shaw UK Premiere

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. bored at work says:

    Helen Mirren looks lovely in that dress! But then again she can do no wrong in my eyes…

  2. Victoria says:

    Vanessa is more striking as a brunette like in the crown

  3. grabbyhands says:

    The F&F movies never held much appeal to me, but when we saw the trailer before John Wick 3 and Idris Elba says “I’m black Superman” in that delicious voice of his, I thought “Well, maybe this time”.

    • Debbydoo says:

      It’s a shame he didn’t say he was black James Bond. The racists would have spontaneously busted:):)

    • Giddy says:

      I could happily listen to Idris read the fine print of an Apple contract.

    • duchess of hazard says:

      @grabbyhands – and the wink when he says that! I was like, “Yep, I’m there. “

    • BeanieBean says:

      I’ve never seen any of these movies, but this particular one looks like such fun, such a great popcorn movie! The Rock, Idris, AND Dame Helen?! Woohoo!

  4. Fallon says:

    Helen Mirren is who I aspire to be.

  5. Aurora says:

    I just realized This franchise has never had a Black female star. They have Messandei from Game of Thrones who’s bi-racial but that’s it.

  6. Lightpurple says:

    Idris is dessert. A delicious dessert.

    Vanessa is dressed for a different event than everyone else

  7. BlueSky says:

    @Kaiser,Idris is a whole meal, girl!

  8. Jane says:

    Idris: Snack, whole meal and dessert too. Gawwwwd….

  9. aquarius64 says:

    I am so there for this movie! !!!

  10. Lucy says:

    F&F 8 was the very first (and only) movie I’ve seen from the franchise, and you know what? Once I took it for what it was, I had tons of fun. Loved seeing Helen in it. Loved Charlize and Kurt Russell. Loved Kris Hivju and Nathalie Emmanuel! And Michelle Rodriguez’s ride was to die for. I might even watch the rest of them!

    • Jensies says:

      Highly recommend you see 5-7. The one where Statham walks out of a hospital in the beginning makes me cry laughing. They’re so so fun.

  11. VintageS says:

    This looks so cheesy and I can not wait to see it. What a fun cast!

  12. bitchyarchitect says:

    not really the action movie type but i’m in!

  13. Julie says:

    i’m loving this dress so much – so vibrant! so summery! :)

  14. harper says:

    Helen Mirren was the best part of the movie RED. When she was shooting a huge machine gun in evening clothes? That was awesome. I’m so glad she’s doing more action stuff.