Vin Diesel opens up about his body issues

05.20.13 5 years ago 60 Comments

Probably my favorite thing about Vin Diesel is that he’s kind of an idiot. He tries to make big words and it’s adorable, like a puppy wearing clothes. The future star of 12 Fast 12 Furious: Fast to the Future recently opened up to Men’s Fitness, which is precisely the kind of venue to whom you’d expect Vin Diesel to open up. In between showing off his guns in wifebeaters and sleeveless hoodies, he told the mag that men in Hollywood face even more pressure to stay in shape than women. Cue Jezebel article in 3.. 2…

The “Fast & Furious 6” star opens up about body image in the latest issue of Men’s Fitness (watch video from the photo shoot above), where he also addresses how his muscular frame has affected the movies he’s been offered.

“Hollywood is more concerned about its male actors being in shape than its female actors,” he continues.

“Being a physical presence will rule you out of a lot of roles,” Diesel tells the mag. “I couldn’t have done [a movie like] ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ with that physical presence. But I like it as part of me; it’s part of what I represent, and I think if Humphrey Bogart were around today he’d be a lot bigger.” [source]

You know what else will rule you out of a lot of roles? Naming yourself “VIN DIESEL.”

Anyway, I’ve screencapped a few more of Vin Diesel’s poses from the magazine shoot after the jump, because I always like reading Vin Diesel quotes better when I can picture him whispering them to me in a wifebeater. I also absolutely LOVE Vin Diesel’s hypothetical about Humphrey Bogart, and whether he’d be buff if he were alive today. In fact, I’d love to see an entire TV show, hosted by Vin Diesel, called “How Jacked Would They Be?” dedicated to Vin Diesel’s speculations about the workout habits of dead celebrities, preferably with MANSwers sound effects. “Rudolph Valentino? Yeah, he’d probably be more of a kettlebell guy, keeps the core tight, does a lotta cardio…”

Shine on, you glorious, glorious buffoon.








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