Jason Momoa, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese talk about filming Fast X (Photo credit: Universal Pictures)
Jason Momoa, Tyrese and other Fast X cast members are excited for fans to view the final chapter in the Fast and Furious saga.
Momoa, who plays villain Dante in the film, said that the film is a “dream come true” for him. Not only that, but he also did a lot of his own motorcycle riding stunts. He said riding motorcycles is “second nature to him.”
“It was so much fun and to be trusted to do it and I actually asked them [if he could ride motorcycles in the film]. I think that was another inspiration for them, whether they were planning that or weren’t planning that, I asked for that. Making that happen is pretty exciting,” he said.
Michelle Rodriguez, who plays Letty, said that the film’s saga coming to a close is a “mic drop.”
“I think it’s evolved to a place where we’re happy, where people can express themselves [and] they have space to do so. A lot of that thanks has to go to Vin [Diesel], to Universal as well, to [Universal Pictures executive Donna Langley] for being such a badass lady for all these years,” she said. “I think at the end of the day, I just feel a sense of pride, just knowing where it all came from within the franchise to now. I think it’s night and day.”
Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays Ramsey, said that the vibe is always lot on set, in the best possible way.
“It’s always fun,” she said. “We have a lot of fun, that’s part of why these movies work and I think the fans feel that through the camera becuase it’s happening on set. I love these guys, but sometimes it can be a lot [laughing].”
Tyrese, who plays Roman, also said that when it comes to thinking about the types of vehicles the characters drive, it can be surprising.
“When you read a script, and it starts describing what you’re driving, you have noconcept of what that is until you get to the set. You’re like, ‘Oh, this is what they’re trying descirbe on the pages,” he said.
Watch the full interviews with other cast members including Scott Eastwood, Brie Larson, Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, John Cena, Jordana Brewster, Alan Ritchson and Daniela Melchior. Fast X comes to theaters May 19.
Here’s the full description of Fast X.
The end of the road begins.
Fast X, the tenth film in the Fast & Furious Saga, launches the final chapters of one of cinema’s most storied and popular global franchises, now in its third decade and still going strong with the same core cast and characters as when it began.
Over many missions and against impossible odds, Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his family have outsmarted, out-nerved and outdriven every foe in their path. Now, they confront the most lethal opponent they’ve ever faced: A terrifying threat emerging from the shadows of the past who’s fueled by blood revenge, and who is determined to shatter this family and destroy everything—and everyone—that Dom loves, forever.
In 2011’s Fast Five, Dom and his crew took out nefarious Brazilian drug kingpin Hernan Reyes and decapitated his empire on a bridge in Rio De Janeiro. What they didn’t know was that Reyes’ son, Dante (Aquaman’s Jason Momoa), witnessed it all and has spent the last 12 years masterminding a plan to make Dom pay the ultimate price.
Dante’s plot will scatter Dom’s family from Los Angeles to the catacombs of Rome, from Brazil to London and from Portugal to Antarctica. New allies will be forged and old enemies will resurface. But everything changes when Dom discovers that his own 8-year-old son (Leo Abelo Perry, Black-ish) is the ultimate target of Dante’s vengeance.
Fast X is directed by Louis Leterrier and written by Dan Mazeau, Justin Lin and Gary Scott Thompson.