Vin Diesel Says Helen Mirren Is the Reason ‘The Fate of the Furious’ Broke Box Office Records

IndieWire | 5/1/2018 | Staff
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Vin Diesel was visibly moved while honoring his “The Fate of the Furious” co-star Dame Helen Mirren, calling his work with the Oscar winner one of the most validating experiences of his career. “The whole experience was magical for me. The experience of working with her was so magical, and so validating for me,” he said.

Diesel was one of a handful of presenters at Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 45th Chaplin Award Gala, which is named for Charlie Chaplin and honors titans of film acting and directing. Diesel began remarking that he remembered breakdancing in Columbus Circle as a teenager, just a few blocks away from Alice Tully Hall where the ceremony took place.

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“I remember this being one of my favorite days in my journey,” said Diesel of his scene with Mirren. “No one else in the room mattered. Nothing existed but this bond between her and I, and there was something really magical and really special about it. And it’s something that I’ll take with me for the rest of my life… It’s probably her which is why ‘The Fate...
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