While “Fast & Furious 9” has just landed in theaters, focus on six stars who had been forgotten that they had illustrated in the action franchise.
The Fast & Furious saga is obviously Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez), Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) or even Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham). But it is also, over the eight parts of the supercharged franchise, secondary characters, some of whom have good careers to their credit.
While Fast & Furious 9 has just landed in theaters, focus on six stars who we had perhaps forgotten that they had distinguished themselves in the action franchise, from Gal Gadot to Djimon Hounsou via Eva Mendes . To discover in our slideshow above.
Gal gadot, now known worldwide for her role as Wonder Woman, has distinguished herself in three parts of the saga Fast & Furious. Her character of Gisele, a former member of the special forces who helps the team of Dom Toretto and will form a romantic relationship with Han Lue, appears for the first time in Fast & Furious 4. She is killed in Fast & Furious 6. It should be noted that Gal Gadot, who performs her own stunts, was hired into the franchise by director Justin Lin because of her military background.
The American actress and sportswoman Gina Carano, seen recently in the credits of the series The Mandalorian, plays the character of Riley in Fast & Furious 6. An expert in combat, the one who is initially Luke Hobbs’ new teammate is actually in the service of Owen Shaw. She is killed by Letty, who hits her with a harpoon causing her to fall from a plane.
The Spanish actress Elsa Pataky embodies, in four parts of the saga Fast & Furious, the character of the incorruptible Elena Neves, a member of the Rio de Janeiro police force. Recruited by Luke Hobbs in Fast & Furious 5, she forms a romantic relationship with Dom, with whom she will have a boy. She is killed in Fast & Furious 8 after being kidnapped by Cipher (Charlize Theron).
The actress Eva mendes illustrated herself in 2 Fast 2 Furious with her role as Monica Fuentes, US Federal Customs Officer. Infiltrated alongside trafficker Carter Verone (Cole Hauser), she falls in love with Brian (Paul walker), which she saves by revealing to him a disastrous plan put in place by Verona.
The American actress and sportswoman Ronda Rousey, seen in the credits of Expendables 3, embodies the character of Kara in Fast & Furious 7. Leader of a team of female bodyguards protecting a Jordanian prince, she distinguished herself in a (lost) fight with Letty (Michelle rodriguez).
Djimon Hounsou, which we could see in the superheroic productions Guardians of the Galaxy, Aquaman and Captain Marvel, or more recently in Without a noise 2, was illustrated in Fast & Furious 7. The actor plays the terrorist Mose Jakande, ally of Deckard Shaw and enemy of Dom Toretto and his gang. He will be killed by Dom and Luke Hobbs.