A featurette for the upcoming F9 starring Vin Diesel welcomes Cardi B’s Leysa to the world of Fast & Furious.
A featurette for the upcoming F9 welcomes Cardi B to the world of Fast & Furious.
The behind-the-scenes video showcases Cardi B’s time on set with director Justin Lin and franchise lead Vin Diesel. “Vin Diesel reached out, and he was talking about a role,” she said. “And I’m like, it’s freakin’ Fast & Furious. Get me there. Put me on a plane.'”
Cardi B will portray Leysa, a woman who shares a past with Diesel’s Dominic Toretto and who Cardi B described as a “powerful, strong woman.” She also praised Diesel for his comforting and welcoming attitude on set.
Cardi B’s Leysa is one of many new characters that will make their debut in F9. Other new cast members include John Cena, Michael Rooker, Anna Sawai, Francis Ngannou and J.D. Pardo. Sung Kang is also set to reprise his role as Han Lue after sitting out The Fate of the Furious.
F9 is the latest entry in the main Fast & Furious film series, which is set to come to an end with Fast & Furious 11. However, the franchise is expanding into spinoffs and TV series. Fast & Furious: Spy Racers premiered its fourth season on Netflix this past April, and the spinoff film Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham as their titular Fast & Furious characters grossed over $760 million worldwide. A sequel to that film is in the works, as is a female-centric feature.