Vin Diesel is back in the spotlight as he covers Men’s Fitness. The action star connects with the magazine for its January/February 2017 issue. In an interview, Diesel reveals why he’s reprising his role as Xander Cage in xXx.
Diesel shares that the decision came about after losing his Fast and Furious co-star and friend, Paul Walker in 2013. The 49-year-old actor explains, “I needed to play a character who let me laugh or smile again.”
Diesel continues, “I needed to do something different so badly because I was just a wreck. If I wasn’t careful I would have ended up retiring.”