The actress says he's smart, funny, cool – and one hell of a driver

By Tim Nudd
Updated April 21, 2015 11:55 AM
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New couple alert? Not exactly – but Helen Mirren does admit to having a bit of a crush on Vin Diesel.

“I love you, Vin,” the British actress, 69, jokingly said Monday of the Furious 7 action star, 47.

“I’m a huge fan,” Mirren said on Late Night with Seth Meyers. “It came from me watching him make a speech once at some ceremony. He was just so smart and so funny and so cool. And I just sort of fell a little bit in love with him right there and then.”

Mirren is smitten with Diesel for another reason, too: He does many of his own stunts. And Mirren says she’s done a bit of her own stunt driving here and there, and loves it.

Check out the video above to see Mirren’s personal message to Vin.

Of course, both actors are in long-term relationships – she’s been with Taylor Hackford for 30 years, he with Paloma Jimenez for almost a decade – but maybe in another lifetime

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