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Rita Moreno is “tickled in hell” from starring in “Fast X.”

The 90-year-old actress will play Vin Diesel’s character’s grandmother, Dominic Toretto, in the tenth installment of the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise, and the two stars couldn’t be happier with the news.

Vin shared a video on Instagram, in which he sat alongside Rita and co-star Michelle Rodriguez.

He said in the clip: “It’s always been my dream to work with Rita Moreno, and having her play my grandmother here brings a smile to my soul.

“I am so blessed.”

The camera then focused on the ‘West Side Story’ actress, who said: “You know what, I think I was getting… I think my old age was waiting for you to invite me.” Isn’t it nice?

“The answer is yes, I will. And yes, not only do it, but I’m tickled. I’m happy to do it. I am so delighted. It’s going to be so much fun!”

After the couple exchanged “I love you” messages, Michelle shouted, “Rita Moreno in the house, baby!”

Almost a year ago, Vin admitted he wanted the veteran actress to play a family member after explaining that the tenth and eleventh films would further explore his alter ego’s family tree. .

He said: “We have talked a lot about Mrs. Toretto, since the very beginning of [me] return for ‘F9’. So, I feel like there will be a time and a place to be able to reveal that.

“Before we get to Mother Toretto, we’ll get to Abuela. And the person I’m so looking forward to talking about in this role is Rita Moreno.”

And Rita said at the time that she loved the idea of ​​joining the franchise.

She said in response to the 54-year-old actor’s comments, “I’m waiting for his call. I think that’s a fabulous idea. I hope he puts me in black leather…”

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