Vin Diesel told how the script for “Fast X” initially excluded the character of Jordana Brewster.
The 54-year-old actor, who plays Dominic Toretto in the high-octane film franchise, admitted on Instagram that he was devastated when he first read that his on-screen sister Mia Toretto wasn’t in the upcoming film.
He posted: “When the F10 script arrived, it excluded Mia Toretto… Someone I credited as Dom and Brian’s fraternity… I was so disappointed I couldn’t see how could I continue… After all, I wasn’t going to do another Fast unless Brian hadn’t returned to Four… I don’t need to remind you of the petitions you sent to the studio for Letty’s return at the end of Five. (sic)”
Diesel — who has girls Hania, 14, and Pauline, seven, and son Vincent, 12 — admitted he has one of his daughters to thank for bringing Brewster’s character into the film, the tenth installment.
He added: “Side note, you will never believe who corrected the all-important role of Mia… my daughter, Alpha Angel, who told the director very clearly and honestly “NO MIA NO FAST 10!” haha. The irony is that the day she was born I was shooting with Jordanna and Pablo and it was Jordanna that I first told it…profound isn’t it? (sic)”
Diesel also admitted that he constantly thinks about his former “The Fast and the Furious” co-star Paul Walker, who died in a car crash on Thanksgiving weekend 2013 in Los Angeles at the age of 40.
He added, “There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t want to go back in time, dissuade Pablo from flying back to LA that Thanksgiving weekend… every Fast movie I make must, at its core, always honor my brother Pablo.” . In the real world, I will always take care of his family, because in the real world, he’s family. When her daughter asked me to walk her around the island… I was moved, and then I do it with pride and honor… when her mother asks me to bring Brian back to the screen… well, I don’t have to tell you how seriously I take him Fast not could never have been here without the deep love and brotherhood between Dom and Brian established in 2001. Yes I’m talking too much but gosh life is short and your comment touched me and struck a chord. Thank you for believing in me, in us… I won’t stop until I make you, him… and the universe proud.
All love, always. (sic)”
Brewster — who has played Mia since the first film, ‘The Fast and the Furious,’ in 2001 — commented, “I love you bro.”