Shooters shoot and Vin Diesel just jacked up more ill-advised shots than J.R. Smith. Diesel is currently on a press tour to promote xXx: Return of Xander Cage, and in an interview with Brazilian YouTube personality Carol Moreira, Diesel repeatedly hit on her. The interview is going viral, as it’s super awkward watching Diesel try to make moves on a woman who is very clearly just trying to do her job.
The interview doesn’t start till approximately 1:15, as Carol makes an introduction in Portuguese. And the creepiness doesn’t really start until 4:23, when Diesel gets sidetracked during a question about Tom Hanks.
What a jerk. Judging by Diesel’s relentless pursuit of Carol, his atrocious sleeveless shirt, and his gigantic sunglasses, I’m guessing that he was drunk and/or high during that interview. I mean, he did compare The Fast and the Furious to Rebel Without a Cause, so it’s obvious he wasn’t working with a full deck of cards.
Via Uproxx, here’s what Carol had to say about Diesel’s aggressive behavior.
“He began to hit on me in the middle of the interview, say that I was pretty, and he interrupted the interview three times to talk about it. I was laughing, completely uncomfortable,” she explains in Portuguese, which has been translated. “I was not sure what to do. I just laughed because it was a very delicate situation. I did not like it. At the time I did not know how to react, but you will see that I was uncomfortable, it was not nice that he interrupted my work.”
At least one person was a professional in that interview. I wish The Rock came flying from behind the camera and whipped Diesel’s candy ass.