Rapper Cardi B makes her grand entrance to the action movie genre in “F9 The Fast Saga,” the ninth installment in the “Fast & Furious”
In an interview released to the press, Cardi B told how she was chosen to play Leysa, a new character in the saga who is connected to the past of Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel).
Cardi B nervous because of Vin Diesel
It was the same actor and producer Vin Diesel who offered her the role in “F9 The Fast Saga” and she accepted without hesitation.
“I was a little sick of making short film appearances and I thought, it's the incredible Fast and Furious. Take me there, put me on a plane!" she expressed in amusement.
Working with Diesel made Cardi B nervous. “I was really nervous. Vin Diesel is always very serious in movies and I was scared. But he is very nice and makes you feel very comfortable. It's great, I like that."
How is her character in F9?
Cardi B described her character Leysa as "confident and very competitive," and that she is happy to have "portrayed such a powerful and strong woman." The interpreter of "Up" said she was happy to have "represented such a powerful and strong woman."
The world star had already made a small participation in "Hustlers" (2019), but this is the first time she acts in an action film, where she dressed in tight and sexy outfits or in a black jumpsuit.
Cardi B along other stars
Singer Ozuna has a special participation in F9, and Cardi B said she is proud of it because since she was a child she saw artists (Don Omar, Ludacris) of reggaeton participate in “Fast & Furious” which gave hope to her Hispanic community.
In addition to Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, and Kurt Russell reprise their roles.
Also starring are two Oscar winners: the beautiful Charlize Theron, and the talented British Helen Mirren.
The plot of F9
In this installment, Dom Toretto is seen living quietly and on the margins of society with Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and her young son, but their peace is interrupted by the sudden reappearance of Jakob (John Cena), Dom's forgotten brother, who has teamed up with Cipher (Charlize Theron) to get revenge on Dom, who will be forced to face the sins of his past if he wishes to save those he loves the most.
F9 is directed by Justin Lin, who has already directed the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth chapters of the successful action saga. This time tours London, Tokyo, Edinburgh, Tbilisi, Azerbaijan, and countries in Central America.
“F9 The Fast Saga” was to be released in 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, Universal decided to postpone it to 2021. This franchise has raised more than 5 billion dollars worldwide in almost twenty years.
Buckle up and run to see F9 to find out what connects Leysa and Dominic! But first take a look at the "F9 The Fast Saga" trailer.