Vin Diesel says the late co-star Paul Walker had sent John Cena to meet him on the set of the upcoming action movie F9: ‘I felt like he sent him into the sanctuary’
Vin Diesel said his late castmate, Paul Walker, had sent John Cena to meet him on the set of the upcoming F9 movie.
The 53-year-old actor recently sat down for an interview with Nate Burleson for Extra to promote the upcoming action feature and gave a little insight into the decision behind the WWE star’s casting.
The Bloodshot actor noted that he and the F9 development team had spent a long time debating who should play his brother’s sibling, Dominic Toretto, without coming up with a set answer.
Speaking his mind: In a recent interview, Vin Diesel said his late castmate Paul Walker had sent John Cena to meet him on the set of the upcoming movie F9
“We started talking about the role of the brother very early on. When it came time to cast, that became a riddle that was so hard to answer, ”he said.
Diesel also indicated that due to his diverse background, the team could choose just about anyone they wanted for the part, which made the search all the more difficult.
“Every actor was thought of … because I’m multicultural, any actor could be my brother,” he recalls.
However, the XXX actor told Burleson that he eventually came to a conclusion about the casting, noting that his decision “ happened within two seconds. ”
Troubled Period: The artist noted that finding an artist to play his character’s brother “became a riddle so difficult to answer”; he is seen with Walker in 2009
When he knew, he knew: the XXX actor then noted that, after a long period of deliberation, his final decision “ happened within two seconds. ”
Diesel stated that while getting into Toretto’s mindset, he met the professional wrestler and immediately felt that his late costar had set up their meeting.
‘I have a dojo, a Dom shrine where I would go into character, go into a state of mind …[Cena] came to meet me one day, and I have to tell you … I felt like Pablo, Paul Walker, had sent him to the shrine, ”he said.
The actor added: ‘I had no doubts about it at all. I said, “That’s the brother.” ‘
The artist went on to talk about how F9’s multiple delays only added to the public’s excitement about the feature’s release and how he was there with the audience.
“I kind of had to keep my excitement for the year in anticipation of this,” he said.
Right Then and There: Diesel commented that as he began to get into character, he ran into Cena and immediately felt that Walker had intended the two to meet
Diesel also explained how he found fans of the Fast And Furious franchise excited to be able to watch the upcoming entry in the series on a big screen and acknowledged the joy of watching a movie with other people.
“You know, we’ve been watching entertainment from the couch for a long time, and we … didn’t expect how much we would miss if we were entertained in a collective,” he noted.
F9 is currently having its world premiere on May 19 and will be released to the general public on June 25.
Development of two more films in the Fast And Furious franchise has already been confirmed, and Diesel will return for both.
Group Experience: Diesel also spoke about how he found many fans of the Fast And Furious franchise ‘being entertained in a collective’ missed
Future Releases: While F9 will have its world premiere next month, two more movies have been confirmed in the action series, with the XXX actor set to appear in both