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Vin Diesel on Coronavirus, Fast & Furious 9, His Daughter & Friendship with Michael Caine


THESE PEOPLE RISKED THEIR LIVES TO COME SEE YOU HERE TONIGHT.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>Jimmy: AND VICE VERSA, BY THE WAY. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>THANK YOU. THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>Jimmy: NOW, YOU ARE — WHAT IS YOUR MENTALITY ABOUT THIS? ARE YOU SHAKING HANDS WITH PEOPLE? ARE YOU TAKING SELFIES? WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO PROTECT YOURSELF?>>WHAT A GOOD QUESTION.>>Jimmy: I’M GOING TO PUT IT A DIFFERENT WAY. WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO PROTECT VIN DIESEL? [ LAUGHTER ] WHO IN A WAY BELONGS TO ALL OF US.>>SO TRUE. I BELONG TO YOU GUYS. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: ARE YOU BEING CAREFUL?>>I LITERALLY BELONG TO YOU. WHEN I’M DOING A STUNT OR WHEN I’M DOING A COMBAT SCENE, JUST LAST WEEK WE WERE FILMING. AND I’M DOING THIS BIG SCENE WITH 15 PEOPLE AND THEY’RE TRYING TO STOMP MY HEAD. AND YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES PEOPLE ARE A LITTLE OFF AND THEY KICK ME IN THE JAW WHILE I’M DOING THIS SCENE. AND I’M THINKING ABOUT YOU GUYS BECAUSE I BELONG TO YOU GUYS.>>Jimmy: YOU GET STOMPED IN THE HEAD FOR US.>>I GET STOMPED IN THE HEAD FOR YOU GUYS BECAUSE I BELONG TO YOU GUYS.>>Jimmy: ANOTHER PERSONAL QUESTION. WHERE DO YOU STAND ON DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME? FOR OR AGAINST? OR SAVING TIME, AS THEY CALL IT.>>OKAY. SO — JUST YESTERDAY IT’S ABOUT 11:00. AND UNCLE LUDACRIS IS THERE. UNCLE LARENZ TATE AND ALL OUR KIDS ARE THERE. AND AT ABOUT 11:00 I LOOK AT EVERYBODY AND I SAY, THESE KIDS SHOULD BE SLEEPING.>>Jimmy: RIGHT.>>AND THEY’RE GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER. AND THEY’RE NOT ACTING LIKE THEY’RE TIRED. THAT DAYLIGHT SAVINGS IS A REALLY — I THINK WE SHOULD RETHINK THAT.>>Jimmy: I THINK YOU’RE RIGHT. WE HAVE TO GET RID OF IT.>>I THINK WE SHOULD RETHINK THAT.>>Jimmy: HOW OLD ARE THE KIDS NOW? YOU HAVE THREE KIDS.>>PAULINE TURNS 5 NEXT WEEK.>>Jimmy: OH, OKAY. YOUR LITTLE ONE.>>YEAH. ON SATURDAY. [ APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: SO WHAT DO YOU, LIKE LOAD THE CAR UP WITH CLOROX WIPES AND HEAD TO CHUCK E. CHEESE? OR WHAT WILL YOU DO?>>NO. I HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THE GUEST LIST. LAST YEAR SHE WANTED POST MALONE AND SWAE LEE TO PERFORM. I DON’T KNOW WHAT SHE’LL ASK FOR THIS YEAR. BUT WHEN I SAID WHO DO YOU WANT TO COME TO YOUR PARTY? “OH, I DON’T KNOW. MY FRIENDS LIKE UNCLE LUDACRIS.”>>Jimmy: SHE WANTS UNCLE LUDACRIS TO BE THERE.>>BUT WHAT’S SWEET ABOUT THAT IS HIS DAUGHTER CADENCE AND MY DAUGHTER, THEY WERE FIRST FRIENDS TOGETHER.>>Jimmy: THAT’S NICE.>>THAT’S KIND OF CUTE.>>Jimmy: THEY CAN — YEAH.>>WHEN YOU SEE THEM PLAYING TOGETHER, YOU’RE JUST — AW.>>Jimmy: AND THE PRESSURE’S A LITTLE BIT OFF YOU.>>AND THE PRESSURE’S OFF ME A LITTLE BIT.>>Jimmy: TOTALLY.>>IT’S GOOD TO SEE YOU BY THE WAY.>>Jimmy: IT’S GOOD TO SEE YOU TOO.>>AND YOU’RE ALWAYS SO AMAZING.>>Jimmy: OH. THANKS. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] NOT ALWAYS.>>I MEAN, THINK ABOUT IT. WITH THE STATE OF THE WORLD RIGHT NOW ALL OF YOU ARE HERE AND YOU ALL LOOK SO EXCITED TO BE HERE. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] THAT’S A TESTAMENT TO HIM. THAT’S GOT TO SAY SOMETHING. THAT’S GOT TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT — >>Jimmy: YOU’RE MAKING ME BLUSH.>>I’M REALLY PROUD OF HIM, AND I’M NOT GOING TO POINT ANY FINGERS, GUYS.>>Jimmy: HEY, THIS IS THE NEW “FLAUNT” MAGAZINE, WHICH IT’S THE HOME ISSUE. AND IN THE HOME ISSUE I WANT TO ASK YOU — >>OH, REALLY?>>Jimmy: — ABOUT THIS PHOTO.>>OH, COME ON.>>Jimmy: WHAT IS YOUR FEELING ON BIRDS?>>OH, GOOD QUESTION. SO IT’S — I’M FROM NEW YORK.>>Jimmy: DOVES ARE REALLY PIGEONS, RIGHT?>>ARE THEY? I GUESS GROWING UP I WAS ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT PIGEONS, YOU KNOW, COMING THROUGH THE WINDOW.>>Jimmy: RIGHT.>>THEN I SAW “ON THE WATERFRONT.” “ON THE WATERFRONT,” A MARLON BRANDO MOVIE. HE LOVES PIGEONS. SO I STARTED TO THINK THAT MAYBE AS AN ACTOR I NEEDED TO LOVE PIGEONS.>>Jimmy: THAT’S ON THE MAGAZINE. AND ON THE FLAUNT WEBSITE THIS IS THE FOLLOW-UP PHOTO FROM THE PIGEONS. WHATEVER IT IS. [ APPLAUSE ]>>THIS IS ALL KINDS OF GOOD LUCK. WHICH IS ALL KINDS OF GOOD LUCK. THAT’S WHAT THEY SAY.>>Jimmy: SO THIS — WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT “BLOODSHOT” IN A MINUTE BUT I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT “FAST AND FURIOUS 9.” BECAUSE IT’S COMING OUT IN MAY. AND IT’S GOT — I’M ALWAYS INTERESTED IN HOW YOU ADD — WHAT DOES THE TRAILER HAVE, 150 MILLION VIEWS? YES. 150 MILLION VIEWS. AT A CERTAIN POINT YOU SHOULD JUST MAKE A TRAILER AND FORGET ABOUT THE WHO’LL MOVIE BECAUSE IF YOU MADE A DOLLAR OFF EACH ONE OF THOSE VIEWS YOU’D BE FINE. THIS MOVIE — YOU’VE ADDED SOME INTERESTING MEMBERS TO THE TEAM.>>YES.>>Jimmy: WHO HAVE YOU ADDED TO THE TEAM ON THIS ONE?>>JOHN CENA.>>Jimmy: JOHN CENA. SUPER NICE GUY.>>SUCH A BLESSING TO WORK WITH. AND WAS SO INCREDIBLE. OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE HELEN MIRREN.>>Jimmy: HELEN MIRREN. RIGHT. [ APPLAUSE ] WHICH IS FUNNY BUT NOW WE’RE USED TO THIS.>>NOW WE’RE USED TO THIS. AND OBVIOUSLY CHARLIZE.>>Jimmy: CHARLIZE THERON. [ APPLAUSE ]>>AND MY DAUGHTER WANTED — MY DAUGHTER WANTED A PIECE OF CASTING TO HAPPEN. SO CARDI B. IS IN IT. [ APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: YOUR DAUGHTER SAID TO YOU, DAD, WILL YOU PUT CARDI B. IN THE MOVIE? AND YOU SAID OH, THAT’S A GOOD IDEA.>>THAT’S A GREAT IDEA. AS SHE’S LISTENING TO “I LIKE IT LIKE THAT.”>>Jimmy: DO YOU CALL CARDI B. THEN AND SAY I’D LOVE TO HAVE YOU IN THE MOVIE?>>YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE WRITERS AND CREATE A ROLE THAT WOULD WORK.>>Jimmy: DO YOU HAVE PEOPLE HITTING YOU UP SPECIFICALLY TO BE PART OF THE FILM?>>STRANGE ENOUGH. 20 YEARS AGO YOU WOULDN’T HAVE THOUGHT THIS, BUT NOW WE DO HAVE OSCAR WINNERS ALL ASKING TO BE PART OF THE FILM. IT’S BIZARRE.>>Jimmy: CAN YOU NAME ANY PARTICULAR — OR IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ONE OF THESE OSCAR WINNERS, WHO WOULD YOU WANT?>>THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION. I MAY GIVE AWAY A LITTLE TOO MUCH IF I — >>Jimmy: OH, IS THAT RIGHT?>>YEAH, BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME SECRETS THAT HAVE TO BE KEPT CLOSE TO THE VEST FOR THE AUDIENCE BECAUSE I BELONG TO THEM. [ APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: YOU’RE TAKING THIS TOO SERIOUSLY.>>I’M TAKING IT TOO SERIOUSLY BECAUSE IT’S REAL. I BELONG TO THEM, JIMMY!>>Jimmy: WHEN WE COME BACK, WE’RE GOING TO TAKE A BREAK, WE’RE GOING TO SEE A CLIP FROM THE NEW ONE. IT’S CALLED “BLOODSHOT.” VIN DIESEL IS HERE.>>>GARRISON’S AWAKE AND OFFLINE. FIND HIM AND SHUT HIM DOWN. KILL HIM IF YOU HAVE TO.>>THAT ONE WAS MY IDEA.>>Jimmy: THAT IS VIN DIESEL IN “BLOODSHOT.” [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] IT OPENS FRIDAY. I LIKE IT ALREADY. SO “BLOODSHOT” IS A COMIC BOOK CHARACTER.>>BLOODSHOT IS A COMIC BOOK CHARACTER.>>Jimmy: FROM WHICH COMIC SERIES?>>VALIANT COMICS. “NEW YORK TIMES” BEST-SELLER.>>Jimmy: AND WHAT IS THE STORY ABOUT BLOODSHOT? WHAT IS HIS THING?>>HE’S A SOLDIER WHO IS ENHANCED WITH NANNITES.>>Jimmy: NANITES?>>NANITES IN HIS BLOOD THAT ALLOW HIM TO REGENERATE AND GIVE HIM ALL THESE SUPERPOWERS. BUT THE STORY IS AN INTERESTING STORY. GUY PEARCE IS IN IT.>>Jimmy: YEAH, YEAH. RIGHT.>>IT’S KIND OF A MIND PUZZLE, THE STORY. SO MUCH SO THAT GUY PEARCE, WHILE HE WAS FILMING, TWO MONTHS INTO FILMING, SAID “THANK GOD I DID MEMENTO BEFORE DOING BLOODSHOT. BECAUSE I WOULDN’T HAVE UNDERSTOOD THIS AT ALL.”>>Jimmy: IT OPENS ON FRIDAY THE 13th. ARE YOU SUPERSTITIOUS AT ALL?>>ISN’T THAT A GREAT DAY TO OPEN?>>Jimmy: I GUESS. I DON’T KNOW. IS IT? [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] IF YOU THINK IT IS.>>I THINK IT’S THE PERFECT DATE.>>Jimmy: ISN’T YOUR MOTHER INTO ASTROLOGY?>>HOW DID YOU KNOW? YES.>>Jimmy: I THINK WE TALKED ABOUT IT ONE TIME A LONG TIME AGO. NOW, WHEN YOU SAY SHE’S INTO IT, IS SHE JUST CONSUMING IT OR DOES SHE CALL YOU AND SAY — >>WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER, THAT’S HOW SHE MADE A LIVING. SHE WOULD DO PEOPLE’S CHARTS.>>Jimmy: SHE DID THEIR CHARTS.>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: WOULD SHE DO THAT FOR YOU?>>SHE USED TO SAY SHE COULDN’T DO IT FOR ME BECAUSE SHE WAS TOO CLOSE AND SHE WOULD BE BIASED.>>Jimmy: ISN’T IT SUPPOSED TO BE, THOUGH, VERY SPECIFIC AS TO WHAT TIME YOU WERE BORN, WHAT DAY YOU WERE BORN?>>YES.>>Jimmy: SO THE PERSONAL STUFF COMES INTO IT AS WELL?>>YES.>>Jimmy: THE WAY SHE DID IT.>>WELL, SHE GOT A MASTER’S IN PSYCHOLOGY TO BACK IT.>>Jimmy: REALLY?>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: SO WAS SHE WORKING AS A PSYCHOLOGIST AT THE TIME AS WELL?>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: WOULD SHE EVER COMBINE THEM?>>ESSENTIALLY.>>Jimmy: REALLY?>>YEAH. SHE’S — >>Jimmy: AND WOULD INSURANCE COVER THE WHOLE THING, THEN? [ LAUGHTER ]>>THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION. WHAT SIGN ARE YOU?>>I’M A SCORPIO. [ APPLAUSE ]>>HOW AWESOME. DO YOU KNOW YOUR MOON AND YOUR RISING?>>Jimmy: NO. I DON’T KNOW MY MOON OR MY RISING.>>NEXT QUESTION. DON’T KNOW YOUR RISING, BRO?>>Jimmy: BUT PEOPLE DO OFTEN GUESS WHAT MY SIGN IS WEIRDLY. THEY SEEM TO KNOW IT RIGHT OFF THE BAT. YOUR FRIEND IS MICHAEL CAINE, CORRECT?>>YES.>>Jimmy: HOW OLD IS MICHAEL CAINE NOW?>>86.>>Jimmy: AND HOW DID YOU GUYS BECOME FRIENDS?>>THAT’S A VERY GOOD QUESTION. WE WERE AT A PARTY, OSCAR PARTY, MAYBE 15 YEARS AGO. AND HE WAS ACROSS THE ROOM. AND HE CAME OVER. I WAS DOING SOME MICHAEL CAINE IMPRESSIONS AT SOME POINT ON SOME — >>Jimmy: GOT YOU.>>AND HE COMES OVER, HE SAYS, “YOU DO ME. I KNOW WHO YOU ARE.” I SAID, I LOVE YOU. AND — HUGE FAN OF HIS. AND I QUOTED EVERY LINE FROM “ALFIE.” AND THEN HE INVITED ME TO HIS BIRTHDAY PARTY.>>Jimmy: OH.>>AND I HAD JUST CAST DAME JUDI DENCH FOR “CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK.” AND HE SAID, YOU KNOW WHO YOU WOULD REALLY LOVE TO WORK WITH ALSO? HELEN MIRREN. AND THIS WAS 15 YEARS AGO. AND WE JUST BECAME THE BEST OF FRIENDS.>>Jimmy: WOW. DO YOU TEXT AND STUFF?>>WE GO TO DINNER.>>Jimmy: YOU GO TO DINNER.>>WHILE I WAS IN LONDON FILMING “FAST,” WHEN I WASN’T ABLE TO COME OFF SET, WHEN I WAS WORKING THE 18 HOURS, HE WOULD TAKE MY KIDS TO DINNER.>>Jimmy: REALLY? WOW. THAT’S BETTER THAN UFRNLG’LL L UNCLE LUDACRIS. HE DOESN’T TAKE THE KIDS TO DINNER. [ LAUGHTER ]>>RIGHT. AND WHEN PAULINE WAS ABOUT TO BE BORN, THE DOCTOR HAD SAID SHE WAS GOING TO BE BORN IN APRIL. AND HE — WE HAD DINNER. WE DID OBVIOUSLY THE LAST “WITCH HUNTER” TOGETHER IN PITTSBURGH. AND HE SAYS TO ME NO, PAULINE’S GOING TO BE BORN ON THE 14th. AND I SAID WHY? HE SAID BECAUSE THAT’S MY BIRTHDAY. AND LO AND BEHOLD SHE WAS BORN ON THE 14th.>>Jimmy: WHAT’S HIS MOON? WHAT’S HIS RISING? DO YOU KNOW? [ LAUGHTER ]>>I’M NOT — [ APPLAUSE ] NO, I’M NOT DOING THIS. THAT WAS LOW. GUYS. SAY SOMETHING. I BELONG TO YOU.>>Jimmy: VIN DIESEL, EVERYBODY. “BLOODSHOT” OPENS FRIDAY.

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