Vin Diesel has revealed that he ‘would love’ to cast iconic British actor Michael Caine in the Fast And Furious franchise.
Revealing the one person he would love to star alongside in the high-octane film series, Diesel, 53, said: ‘Who else would I want? Personally, I would just love to have my mate Michael Caine be a part.’
Mentioning The Last Witch Hunter – the 2015 film that he and Caine, 88, starred in together – Diesel added when speaking to Digital Spy: ‘He’s a part of Witch Hunter, grateful to have worked with him on The Last Witch Hunter.’
New role? Vin Diesel, 53, has revealed that he ‘would love’ to cast iconic British actor Michael Caine, 88, in the Fast And Furious franchise
The actor also made sure to name-drop all of the A-list actors who have appeared in the Fast And Furious franchise so far.
‘We got Charlize, we’ve got Michael Rooker, we’ve got Cardi B, we’ve got Helen Mirren, we’ve got Statham, we’ve got Dwayne, we’ve got so many people that we’ve brought into the franchise,’ Diesel gushed.
Teasing big names that may appear in the film’s tenth instalment, he then joked that fans ‘have to wait to see who’s coming’.
It comes after Diesel stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday to promote the new film, in cinemas now, where he opened up about working with his 10-year-old son Vincent in the movie.
Sweet: Revealing the one person he would love to star alongside in the series, Diesel said: ‘I would just love to have my mate Michael Caine be a part’ (Pictured: The F9 film poster)
The xXx star got emotional when talking about working alongside his son, along with his co-star Jordana Brewster’s son Jordan.
When Fallon mentioned his son Vincent, he leapt out of his seat, dabbing tears from his eyes, before saying that it actually wasn’t his idea to put Vincent in the movie.
‘First off, it wasn’t my idea, it was Justin Lin, the director. We’ve been making these movies for so long that every time one of my children were born, I was usually working on a Fast & Furious movie.’
Co-stars: Diesel and Caine starred together in 2015’s The Last Witch Hunter (pictured together in a still from the film)
‘The thing I remember the most was coming home that day, because when you see the movie, it’s kind of a deep scene so Dom is in a deep state of mind,’ Diesel added.
‘My son was watching me work the whole day and it wasn’t until I got home that I saw a twinkle in his eye because he had finally seen his father come home, opposed to being with Dom Toretto the whole day.’
Tuesday also marked the exact 20th anniversary of the franchise’s first film, 2001’s The Fast and the Furious, hitting theaters, which was astonishing to Diesel.
‘If you would have told me 20 years from now we’d be here, 20 years ago I would have thought you were crazy,’ Diesel said.
Fallon: Diesel stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday to promote the new film, in theaters June 25, where he opened up about working with his 10-year-old son Vincent in the movie
Diesel has been dating Mexican model Paloma Jimenez since 2007, and the couple share three kids together, 13-year-old daughter Hania, 10-year-old Vincent and six-year-old Pauline.
The action star made headlines earlier today as well when he opened up about his feud with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, which boiled over in The Fate of the Furious.
‘It was a tough character to embody, the Hobbs character,’ Diesel told Men’s Health of The Rock’s character, Luke Hobbs.
‘My approach at the time was a lot of tough love to assist in getting that performance where it needed to be,’ he added.
‘As a producer to say, ‘Okay, we’re going to take Dwayne Johnson, who’s associated with wrestling, and we’re going to force this cinematic world, audience members, to regard his character as someone that they don’t know’ – Hobbs hits you like a ton of bricks,’ he said.
‘That’s something that I’m proud of, that aesthetic. That took a lot of work. We had to get there and sometimes, at that time, I could give a lot of tough love. Not Felliniesque, but I would do anything I’d have to do in order to get performances in anything I’m producing,’ he added.
Headlines: The action star made headlines earlier today as well when he opened up about his feud with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, which boiled over in The Fate of the Furious