Fast X Update: Rita Moreno Is Dominic Toretto’s Grandma

Vin Diesel adds to his La Familia in Fast X as multi-award-winning actress Rita Moreno drives in to be Dominic Toretto’s Grandma.

The Hollywood Reporter posts a confirmation that the Fast X has an additional cast member Ms. Rita Moreno as Dom’s grandmother. Vin Diesel took to instagram to show off his new grandmama.

The welcome news arrives weeks after the announcement that the movie also has found its new director in Louis Leterrier. Leterrier replaced Justin Lin who now stays on the project as a producer.

Fast X Update: Rita Moreno Is Dominic Toretto’s Grandma


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To Vin Diesel’s delight, he says in the instagram video while seated between co-star Michelle Rodriguez and Moreno:

It’s been my dream… forever… to work with Rita Moreno, and the fact that she’s here playing my grandmother makes my soul smile. I am so blessed.

To which, Ms. Rita Moreno replies:

You know what, I think I was getting … I think my old age was waiting for you to invite me. Isn’t that nice? And I’m here. And the answer is yes, I’ll do it.

Ms. Rita Moreno is a Puerto Rican actress who achieved the EGOT status of awards received over her years in the industry. EGOT being Emmy, Grammy, Oscar’s and Tony Awards. She has 167 movies credited to her name as an actress. Among these movies are West Side Story where she portrayed Anita in the 1961 movie and then played Valentina in the remake in 2021. She also appeared in The King and I with Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner, and in HBO’s Oz, which is a series that ran from 1997-2003. Her more recent projects include the television series Green Eggs and Ham, The Prank, and Maya and the Three to name a few.

Fast X Update: Rita Moreno Is Dominic Toretto’s Grandma

Fast X Update Rita Moreno Is Dominic Toretto’s Grandma

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Main premise of Fast X is still locked sealed in the trunk. But based on the cast that is currently active in the roster, audiences assume that they will pick up where the previous left off. Charlize Theron has posted updates as to her activities during production as Cipher. While, Jason Momoa has some photos taken while shooting for a scene with a motorcycle sporting black leather pants and jacket with snake skin print.

Fast10 your seatbelts! Fast X still expected to drive into theaters on May 19, 2023.


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