James Gunn shared an incredible story about the lengths Vin Diesel is prepared to go for a friend
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn shared an incredible story on Facebook about the lengths Vin Diesel was willing to go to help him when he thought he was in trouble.
Gunn posted on his Facebook Page that we was looking forward to going to see Diesel's new movie, Fate of the Furious, this weekend because he loves Vin Diesel. And for good reason as the post reveals.
The director goes onto share a story from Thanksgiving of last year in which Diesel, thinking Gunn's life was in danger, was preparing to assemble a team to go and save him.
Here's the post in full.
"So Fast & Furious 8 opens tonight, and, because I couldn't make the premiere, I'm going to see it this weekend. Why? Because I love Vin Diesel (and Dodge Challengers, but that's a different story). Here's one of the reasons why...
This Thanksgiving Vin called my producer Simon and told him I contacted him wasted and suicidal in Las Vegas, and Vin was chartering a private jet to come get me. He had also contacted Zoe Saldana, eliciting her help in this altruistic endeavor. Simon was worried. Sure, I could get grumpy at times, but I didn't seem suicidal. However, I had been sober for many years, and if I was drinking or on drugs, who knows what trouble I could have gotten into. But, just to be sure, he decided to call me and check Vin was right before driving over to the airport and joining this A-Team-of-saving-drunken-despondent-directors.
"What's up?" I answered the phone.
"Where are you?" he asked.
"In Pasadena, like I'm told you," I said.
I was spending the day at a hotel with my girlfriend, since I hadn't had a day off in months. Simon started laughing, and told me what Vin had said. He told me I better call Vin immediately because he was freaking out. Which I did. So what happened was I had recently changed phone numbers. I had texted Vin the new number, but it seemed he didn't put it in his phone. He texted my old number wishing me a happy Thanksgiving, and I guess whoever had that phone was either drunk and suicidal, or, more likely, messing with the perpetrator of probably the thousandth text meant for me. When Vin texted him, he told him he was messed up in the middle of Vegas, all alone on Thanksgiving, and he didn't know what he was going to do to himself.
"Vin, I need help," he told him. So, Vin, in Diesel mode, found out where he was, chartered a plane, and started putting a rescue team in action, including Simon and Zoe, to come save my life. He was, of course, relieved that I was chilling in Pasadena and everything was cool. But the point is I have a friend willing to leave his family on Thanksgiving to come save my drunken ass. It's the kind of help I hope I never need, but it's nice to know it's there. So the least I can do is go check out his new movie. I hope you do as well."
Sounds like Vin Diesel is a pretty good friend to have. Though as one person in the comments pointed out, Vin Diesel doesn't have friends. He has family.
Story by Max Ramsbottom | 15:38 | Friday 14th April 2017 | Trending