Fast and Furious 8: Vin Diesel almost did not play Dom Toretto
What would the Fast and Furious saga without Vin Diesel look like? The actor almost did not become part of the adventure!
Dom Toretto without the charisma of Vin Diesel, you imagine? The actor is so devoted to the franchise that it is difficult to imagine that at the base he was not the first choice of production and that another actor had to lend his features to the one who in Fast and Furious 8, is obliged to betray his family to better find her . It was the producer of the franchise who unveiled that at the base, the team had another name in mind to give life to the character. Neal H. Moritz said: “I was working with Paul Walker on another film, Skulls, when I gave him the script, he liked the idea and we went in search of our Dom Toretto. Said that if we could get Timohty Olyphant, the film could be made ” .
Fortunately for Vin Diesel , the actor currently starring in the Netflix Santa Clarita Diet series did not want to engage in such a project. Motitz explains: “Tim Olyphant’s refusal was the best thing that could happen to us, even if he was an excellent actor and I would have liked to see what the franchise would look like with him . ” So how did they go from Olyphant to Vin Diesel? Neal H. Moritz said: “It was not very well known at the time, but that’s what’s nice with Vin Diesel, he always looked like a star. I went to see him for the Convincing him to take the role and fortunately, he accepted. Filming began soon after ” .