When you think about The Fast and The Furious franchise, you think about speed and amazing drivers. I know that in Hollywood, there is such a thing as stunt drivers and we should expect that they are doing the work. However, I refuse to acknowledge that because this is my guilty pleasure.
The last thing that I would ever think of is that someone in the franchise doesn’t drive. But in an interview, Nathalie Emmanuel, admitted that she doesn’t have a license.
“I never got my license. It’s funny, because I don’t drive either, and it was fun to kind of laugh at that,” she told Essence.
“I started learning to drive when I was like 17 and then I started acting and I was just, like, busy. I was either busy or broke—that’s the life of an actor, really! And it’s only in recent years that I’ve actually had the time and the finances to do it, because it’s expensive. It’s expensive to learn in England, especially.”
Ummm… what? I mean, someone doesn’t have to have a license (I don’t) but I didn’t see this one coming.
“But now I’ve got a bit more time where I can maybe try and get an intensive course in and finally get it. I actually know how to drive a car, I just haven’t got the legal license that says, you can do it without getting arrested,” she continued.
Makes sense. Driving is expensive. It doesn’t matter to us thought that she doesn’t drive, because we love her regardless.
The latest installment in the series is out now. Have you seen F9 in theaters?