What Major Film Franchise Did Cardi B Just Land a Role In?

Cardi B is one of the biggest celebrities on the planet. Like most musicians at the height of their fame, she has made a foray into acting. After co-starring in the critically acclaimed drama Hustlers, Cardi B has now moved on to one of the most popular film franchises of the last 20 years: The Fast and the Furious. Here’s a look behind her casting.

Cardi B has recently been cast in a Fast and the Furious movie | Steven Ferdman/Getty Images

Vin Deisel reveals that Cardi B will have a role in new ‘Fast and Furious’ movie

Yahoo reported that Vin Diesel recently shared a video on Instagram that showed him alongside Cardi B. In the video, he said “Day 86 here on the set of Fast 9. I know I’m exhausted. I literally — we all gave every single thing we could for this movie. Put it all on the table. Put it all out there.” Cardi B responded by saying “I’m tired. But I can’t wait. I ain’t gonna front, I think this is gonna be the best one.” 

Vin Diesel at the premiere of The Lion King | Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

It’s currently not clear what role the rapper will play in the film, though Entertainment Weekly specified that it will be a small role. It’s also not known if she will contribute to the film’s soundtrack. So far, the Fast and the Furious franchise has produced some iconic songs, the most memorable of which was the Wiz Khalifa ballad “See You Again” that launched Charlie Puth to stardom. Previously, the rapper did not contribute any music to the soundtrack of Hustlers; neither did three of her co-stars – Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, and Keke Palmer – who are also musicians.

The cast of the movie

Cardi B shared the screen with other famous musicians in Hustlers, and she will share the screen with other famous musicians in the new Fast and the Furious movie. The film will feature performances by rappers and series regulars Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris, as well as the rapper Ozuna, a newcomer to the franchise. Other famous faces set to appear in the film include Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron, John Cena, Finn Cole, and Anna Sawai. The films in this franchise have often been star-studded and the new film is no exception.

Cardi B’s feelings about acting

Cardi B performing in Philadelphia | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation

Cardi B opened up about her acting experience on a recent episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, telling the audience that she likes acting because she “enjoy[s] the checks.” It is currently unknown how much money Cardi B will be paid for her role in the film. Reflecting on one of her film roles, she added “I couldn’t believe I was on set for 16 hours. It’s like, ‘Is this what actors and actresses gotta go through?’”

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

Given the talent involved and the success of the previous films in the franchise, the upcoming Fast and the Furious film is almost guaranteed to be a hit. ABC News reported that the previous film in the franchise, The Fate of the Furious, grossed over one billion dollars following its release in April of 2017.