Brie Larson Reveals Her ‘Fast X’ Character’s Family Connection To Another

The Fast & Furious movies are, right along with John Wick, among the most popular original franchises ever. Starting out as a street racing flick at a time when that was extremely hip, it evolved into a humungous, and pretty ridiculous, series of global action-spy movies. With more than two decades of mythology and literally dozens of consequential characters, it can be hard to keep up with the family that Vin Diesel has built.

Fast X sees the debut of another, Tess, played by Brie Larson.  Fan theories have been flung far and wide about the true identity of her character, including that she was related to the late Paul Walker’s Brian O’Connor. But that’s not the case. Instead, Tess’ familial connection is to someone else: Kurt Russell’s Mr. Nobody.

“Tess is Mr. Nobody’s daughter,” Larson Total Film. “She is technically Agency, but she’s kind of a bridge, in a way. She doesn’t go along with the way that the Agency’s headed now that her father isn’t there. She believes in the legacy that her father set up, which is standing with Dom and standing with the Toretto family, and is fighting for that. Dom knows that she has a strong mind and definitely respects that she’s gone out of her way to talk to him and wants to build trust. What he asks of Tess is a test. Like, if it’s an impossible task, and she can get it done, then that’s family for life.”

Director Louis Leterrier also describes Tess as Dom’s “guardian angel”, which he and the fam are definitely going to need if this is truly the end of the road. Hopefully we’ll find out the fate of Mr. Nobody who hasn’t been seen since his plane crashed in F9.

Fast X hits theaters on May 19th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.