Cardi B to star in ‘Fast & Furious 9’

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Cardi B is ready for her close-up. 

The Bronx-born stripper turned rapper has successfully shifted into acting. Cardi was on the set of Fast and Furious 9, according to actor/Fast producer Vin Diesel’s Instagram. It appears Cardi has been cast in the latest installation of the profitable and popular Fast franchise.

“Day 86 here on the set of Fast 9,” he revealed in an Instagram video while sitting alongside Cardi. “I know I’m exhausted … We all gave every single thing we could for this movie. Put it all on the table.”

“I’m tired,” she replied. “But I can’t wait. I ain’t gonna front, I think this is gonna be the best one.”

Cardi made her major film debut in the critical-acclaimed Jennifer Lopez vehicle, Hustlers. She’s currently co-hosting Netflix’s new hip-hop competition series Rhythm + Flow.

Earlier this month on Ellen, the rapper told host Ellen DeGeneres that she was completing another film. However, she complained about the arduous filmmaking process during Hustlers.

“I couldn’t believe I was on set for 16 hours,” Cardi said. “It’s like, ‘Is this what actors and actresses gotta go through?'”

“Artists, we have long days but it’s just full of excitement. We move around, we doin’ something,” Cardi explained. “[Acting], you like, you gotta wait on the trailer until it’s your turn. You gotta do the same scene 20 times.”

Fast 9, directed by franchise-regular Justin Lin, will also star Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Nathalie Emmanuel, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena, Jordana Brewster, and Helen Mirren. Fans will also see the return of Charlize Theron, reprising her role as the badass “Cypher.”

The latest installment of the franchise currently opens in theatres on May 22, 2020.

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Kahron Spearman

Kahron Spearman

Kahron Spearman is a music and film critic whose work can also regularly be regularly found in the Austin Chronicle.