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Helen Mirren Wishes She Had Kissed Vin Diesel In ‘F9’
Helen Mirren reveals she wouldn’t have been opposed to a kiss scene with ‘Fast & Furious 9‘ co-star, Vin Diesel.
In an interview with The New York Times, Mirren talked about her role in the latest installment of the iconic franchise and addressed her on-screen chemistry with Diesel.
Describing it as “an honour” to have Diesel as a passenger in the film, she added that it was “intimidating”.
“Vin doesn’t make it intimidating – he was so easy and lovely – but the technology of this kind of filming is very complex, and it’s a world I’m not that familiar with at all. So it was a great help to have a good friend sitting next to me.”
The 75-year-old Academy award winner went on to praise Diesel’s voice, saying it makes her “gooey” hearing it.
“That velvet brown rumble in your ear is so fabulous to experience for a whole day or two. It is like hearing the most incredibly well-oiled machine.”
Addressing their on-screen chemistry, Mirren believes it was due to the pair being “opposite on almost every level”.
“There is a big mutual respect that goes utterly both ways. Also, I met Vin’s mother, who’s lovely, and I think there’s something there as well: He’s, very, very close to his mum and obviously loves her. She’s lovely and very sweet and gentle. Not like Vin at all, but he loves her very much!”
Asked if a chaste kiss scene could be arranged for the next installment, Mirren seemed enthusiastic about the prospect. “With Vin? Oh, my God, of course I would! But only if he talks to me before and after, because it’s the voice that I really get off on, quite honestly.”
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