Vin Diesel Says Cardi B Will Return to Fast & Furious Franchise in F10: We're 'Excited'
Cardi B is moving "Up" in the Fast & Furious franchise. The 28-year-old rapper - who appears in F9, out Friday - is already set to return to the wildly popular action-film series in the next installment, according to star Vin Diesel.
"We are very much excited to evolve her character and to expand it to the finale," Diesel, 53, told Entertainment Tonight of Cardi, who plays Leysa in F9. "She made it just in time. She came in Fast 9 just in time."
"I love Cardi ... she showed up and within a minute she's part of the family," director Justin Lin told the same outlet, saying he'd "work with her any day."
"And I love how when I got together with her, her and Vin were talking about the character because she's actually really embedded into the overall universe," added Lin, 49. "She's been around for a long time and this is just the first time we are seeing her, so I'm really excited to explore that character of her."
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Later that month, Diesel shared the news that Cardi had joined F9 in an Instagram video, in which he said, "I know I'm exhausted. I literally - we all gave every single thing we could for this movie. Put it all on the table. Put it all out there."
"I'm tired," the rapper added in agreement. "But I can't wait. I ain't gonna front, I think this is gonna be the best one."
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