Cardi B‘s character, Leysa, will stick around for at least one more Fast and Furious movie, confirms series star Vin Diesel.
In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, the actor explained how Cardi’s character Leysa’s story will continue in F10 and why Cardi B will help bring the long-running action franchise to a satisfying conclusion.
“We are very much excited to evolve her character and to expand it to the finale,” said Diesel, 53. “She came in Fast 9 just in time.”
The Fast franchise is slated to wrap with its eleventh film, F11, of which Diesel teased, “You know, like I said, the finale’s coming and F9 starts to align everything perfectly for the greatest finale in cinematic history.”
Current director Justin Lin also raved about the “Up” rapper and how the franchise benefited from her involvement. Explaining that Cardi is now a “part of the family,” Lin explained that her character will answer a lot of questions that have persisted through the franchise.
“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,” Lin hinted. “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.”
The Grammy-winning rapper said she’s proud to be playing Leysa, telling ET in a prior interview, “I like the fact that I’m representing such a powerful, strong woman.”
F9 charges into theaters June 25.
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