Vin Diesel Claims That The Rock’s ‘Fast And Furious’ Role Was Originally Meant For Tommy Lee Jones

08.23.16 2 years ago

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If the rivalry between Vin Diesel and The Rock is a reality following the filming of Fast 8, you wouldn’t know it from Diesel’s side of things. The Fast And Furious star has nothing but kind words to say about the former WWE superstar. Hidden in the middle of that huge Facebook Live video Diesel dropped at the tail end of last week, the star heaps some praise onto Dwayne Johnson. At the same time he manages to drop a look at the original direction for Hobbs in the Fast movies:

Back in the fifth film, I was asking ‘Who should I work with?’ The reason why we brought Dwayne Johnson into Fast Five was because of you. There was a girl named Jen (maybe, Jan?) Kelly who said, ‘I would love to see you guys work together on-screen.’ And so, we gave a role that was initially written for Tommy Lee Jones but we gave it to Dwayne, and he shined in it.

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