Video:Vin Diesel Interview - Fast and Furiouswith Rebecca Murray
Vin Diesel returns, along with his three costars from the original film of 'Fast and the Furious' series, for more action and adventure in 'Fast and Furious.' At the film's World Premiere, Diesel chatted up the 4th 'Fast' movie.See Transcript
Transcript:Vin Diesel Interview - Fast and FuriousRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the World Premiere of Fast and Furious.
Vin Diesel – 'Dominic Toretto' in Fast and FuriousDid it take a lot of convincing for you?
Vin Diesel: "It didn't take a lot of convincing once we got up and running. It started with the cameo and there's an executive named Jeffrey Kirschenbaum who dreamed this film into reality. We got a great writer, Chris Morgan. We got a great director, Justin Lin. The whole cast came in. Paul Walker gave everything he got. Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez… Everyone came to give their A-game and to make something substantial that would feel like a continuation to the first story."
How does this take this above where we've gone before with this franchise?
Vin Diesel: "I think it has all the elements. It has the cars and all that push to the next level. The stunts push to the next level. Action sequences push to the next level. But what's interesting is it's a continuation of a story of friendship at the end of the day. And I think we all are interested in someone discussing or exploring friendship. And here we take two guys from the opposite side of the law and we prove that there's a loyalty and friendship that is above all of it."
Neil Brown Jr – 'Malik' in Fast and FuriousTell me about your part in this film.
Neil Brown Jr: "I play Malik, drug runner."
Neil Brown Jr: "Bad guy."
How much fun is it to be a bad guy?
Neil Brown Jr: "It's a lot of fun. I'm a nice guy. I don't consider myself a bad guy so it's nice to play a bad guy every now and then."
It's kind of freeing to do something you wouldn't do in real life, right?
Neil Brown Jr: "I love it. Driving fast cars, slapping people…"
So you do get to drive fast cars?
Neil Brown Jr: "I do."
Tell me about the car you drive.
Neil Brown Jr: "It's a 2009 Mustang. It's a Cobra. It's very nice. It's yellow. I don't know if it makes it the whole movie though."
Why do you think people are still so fascinated in this franchise?
Neil Brown Jr: "Because it's fun. Fast cars and women and men, good-looking men and women just all running around acting a fool, slapping people and acting crazy. You want to do it. Everybody wants to come see it."
Mousa KraishYou actually are a driver in this?
Mousa Kraish: "I am a driver in this movie."
Tell me what that's like.
Mousa Kraish: "It's the second time I got a chance to work with the director. We did a movie a few years ago that hit Sundance and a whole bunch of festivals - Finishing the Game. He asked me to do this and I was just like, 'Yeah, I'll drive a car fast. Awesome.'"
What did you have to do when you were driving? Any stunt, cool things?
Mousa Kraish: "Yeah… Do you want me to make that up? I don't do nothing. You know, we do all the green screen work. We've just got to learn how to drive a car."
Are you a car enthusiast?
Mousa Kraish: "I actually am. I have a bad habit of collecting classic cars which nobody should be doing in this economy at all."
What can we expect out of this one?
Mousa Kraish: "I think definitely more action. I think it's a little darker than the last three, which I really like. And then you've got the original cast coming back. You can't beat that."