In the wake of the conclusion of production for the sequel, Brie Larson shared a crucial update on her mysterious character Fast X in the form of her name. Fast X is the penultimate upcoming installment of the Fast & Furious franchise. While filming began in April of this year, very few concrete details about the story were released. Cast and crew members hinted at how Fast X will be a throwback to the franchise’s roots, with a focus on street racing and the importance of the chosen family. The cast is incredibly starred, with actors familiar to the franchise such as Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris, as well as a few newcomers including Rita Moreno, Alan Ritchson and Brie Larson.
In May of this year, Diesel shared that Larson would be a new addition to the Fast & Furious cast, wishing her a warm welcome to the Fast & Furious family. Since then, the Oscar-winning actress, known for her work on Captain Marvel and Room, has taken to Instagram to share BTS photos of her work on Fast X, including a Diesel birthday thank you with a photo of him and Larson on the set. None of the photos she shared have revealed any clues about her character, so far.
Last week Brie Larson took to Instagram to let fans know a crucial detail about Fast X: Larson’s character is called Tess. The photo shows a smiling Larson next to her trailer, which is labeled “13. Tess “. And in case anyone had any doubts that Tess was actually the name of her character, Larson’s caption reads “Name revealed.” Check out Larson’s post below:
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Of course, a revelation of the name doesn’t say much about who Brie Larson’s Fast X character actually is. Regardless, fans are happy to have any information to fuel the ongoing speculation since it was first announced that Larson would be joining the cast. For example, a theory has circulated that Tess is actually Brian O’Conner’s sister. Brian was played by the late Paul Walker, whose presence was deeply missed by the cast, crew and fans of the Fast & Furious films. If this turns out to be true, the full name of Larson’s character would be Tess O’Conner.
Even before she was cast in the film, Larson was a huge fan of all Fast & Furious movies. Earlier this year, Larson shared her love for the franchise in an interview just before her Fast X casting a few months later. This chain of events indicates that some online theories about Fast X have actually come true. To see if Tess is really Brian’s sister, or if other theories about Larson’s character end up being right, audiences will have to wait until May 2023, when Fast X hits theaters, or at least until the first trailer is released.
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