Hollywood stars Vin Diesel (Dom) and Michelle Rodriguez (Letty) have expressed joy on returning back to their respective character for Fast & Furious 9 in an Instagram video.
“Wow, wow, wow, wow. Can you believe it, Letty? Can you believe it?” Diesel said, calling Rodriguez, 40, by her character’s name. The actress shook her head and grinned at the camera as she said, “Nine. Nine!”
As camera crews walked by them on the film set, Diesel expressed his thanks to those who helped make the ninth film in the franchise a reality.
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“We just completed our first day. It feels like a miracle. One hard-earned, but it feels like we’re just so grateful,” he said. “We’re grateful to you, Universal. We’re grateful for our whole team. Incredible crew, the incredible cast, and most importantly we’re so grateful to you, world, that has adopted this franchise.” He added, “Can you believe it? It’s so awesome. We’re so blessed and we love you so much.”
Jordana Brewster, who reprises her role as Mia Toretto, commented on the post with various heart emojis. Meadow Walker, the daughter of the late actor Paul Walker, also commented with hearts, while Ludacris left several film emojis.
Nathalie Emmanuel also shared her excitement of shooting Fast 9 on Twitter. She shared, “Day one of shooting Fast and Furious 9 today… The team is back together”
Day one of shooting Fast and Furious 9 today… The team is back together 👨🏼🦲👩🏻👨🏿🦲🙋🏻♀️👨🏾💻👩🏽💻
— Nathalie Emmanuel (@missnemmanuel) June 24, 2019
Tyrese Gibson is also returning in the role of Roman Pearce, while John Cena confirmed earlier this month on Twitter that he is joining the franchise.