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How Paul Walker’s Death Influenced Vin Diesel to Take Latest Role

Vin Diesel is tackling his character Xander Cage for "xXx: Return of Xander Cage,” 15 years after the original, and the enduring pain of the loss of Paul Walker made Diesel want to look for something upbeat.

Vin’s good friend Paul Walker died in a car wreck three years ago, and he has had a difficult time moving on. Diesel’s role in the "xXx: Return of Xander Cage” helped, since he had to get into a different mindset. He said, "I needed to play a character that was unapologetically fun."

Now that Vin is a dad, he has a different perspective while filming, saying it "makes you think twice about every crazy stunt you're doing."

Catch "xXx: Return of Xander Cage,” in theaters today.

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