How Fast & Furious’ Vin Diesel really felt about Helen Mirren
Mirren continued to sing the praises of Diesel. During a 2015 appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” she said, “I’m a huge fan of Vin Diesel. It came from watching him give a speech once at a ceremony. , he was so smart and so funny and so cool, and I just fell in love with him a little bit there and there … I love you Vin. You don’t know who I am, but I still love you. “
It turns out that the feeling is mutual. In May 2018, Diesel was in attendance at Lincoln Center’s 45th Chaplin Award Gala, which honored Mirren. He explained how his role in the “Fast and Furious” movies came about: he met her at a Golden Globes party, where she approached him and insisted that he find her. a role in the next movie. “She’s very intimidating, despite her 5’2” build. You want to make her happy. You certainly don’t want to disappoint her. For a tough New Yorker like me, I was intimidated and I don’t get intimidated easily. She inspired something in me, ”Diesel said (according to The Hollywood Reporter).
He said of his scene with Mirren in “Fate of the Furious” (via IndieWire), “I remember it was one of my favorite days of my trip. No one else in the room had to. Nothing existed but this bond between her and Me, and there was something really magical and really special about it. And it’s something that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. .. It’s probably her, which is why “Fate of the Furious” was the fastest movie in history to reach a billion dollars. ”