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Ruby Rose and Michelle Rodriguez Look set to Share Screen Time in ‘Furious 8’

Furious 8 cast apparently will have more female characters than any other instalment of the franchise. With veteran actress Helen Mirren, Ruby Rose and Hitch actress Eva Mendes – who is reprising her role she portrayed in the second instalment of the movie – set to join Michelle Rodriguez.

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Mendes appeared in 2 Fast, 2 Furious in 2003, in which she played the role of undercover customs agent Monica Fuentes, who fell for the handsome group member Brian O’Conner, played by the late actor Paul Walker.

Eva Mendes

While Mendes is likely to team up with Vin Diesel’s gang, Mirren, reportedly will join Jason Statham to play the role of main villain. Not much is known about her character yet, other than the fact that she will play the role of a powerful woman with maddening driving skills.

Helen Mirren

After being rejected in the audition for Fast and Furious 7, Rose is set to join the eighth instalment of the popular franchise. The 29-year-old Aussie model is said to be playing a seductress in the movie, elevating its glam quotient. Not much is being disclosed about her role yet, but please let her see her share screen time with Rodriguez.


Another female star expected to join the cast is UFC champion Ronda Rousey, who will be joining Dom in the upcoming sequel. The movie will reportedly be shot in New York and is set to release on April 14, 2017.

Ronda Rousey

Late-Blooming Lesbians – Helen Mirren Outs Her Prime Suspect Character

In an interview in Event magazine, Dame Helen Mirren, who will turn 70 this summer, discussed her acclaimed role as Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison in the TV crime series Prime Suspect.



Asked what she imagines the character would be doing now, she replied that Tennison would have ‘gone gay’ in her retirement.

“She’s a lesbian, living with a very attractive partner. Happier than she’s ever been, but still not entirely content. She gave up the drinking the moment she left office and never went back to it. She does yoga. I would imagine she’s still working, either advising or lecturing, I don’t think she can stop – she’s too driven. The police retire quite young so she’s still got a life ahead of her. There are limitless opportunities for Jane.”