Vin Diesel’s five-year-old daughter picks his movie roles.
The 46-year-old Fast & Furious actor shares Hania Riley with his long-time partner, Mexican model Paloma Jimenez.
Vin confirmed to Extra on Friday he will indeed play tree character Groot in forthcoming sci-fi flick Guardians of the Galaxy, and he claims Hania had a strong hand in that decision.
“They sent over this book of conceptual art. I go home and open up the big book, and there are all the characters. I ask my daughter, ‘What character do you think they want daddy to play?’ She pointed right at the tree,” he recalled to the outlet.
Vin is highly respected in Hollywood for his strong acting choices, but is likely to listen to whatever Hania suggests in the future.
“There’s no way to say no to that little angel,” he laughed.
Vin loves his daughter so much he even gifted her his favorite car when she turned one.
“For me, I like the red Chevelle. I gave it to my daughter,” he told MTV recently.
Vin’s new movie Riddick, which he stars in and produced, hits cinemas this month and he joked previously about the large investment he put into the film.
“I had to leverage my house,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “If we didn’t finish the film, I would be homeless.”
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