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Vin Diesel is cooled down by fan waving assistants while filming Fast X in sweltering Rome


Vin Diesel is cooled down by fan waving assistants as actor gets caught in the European heatwave while filming Fast X in sweltering Rome

Even the European heatwave couldn’t halt a seemingly relentless shooting schedule as work on the latest Fast & Furious instalment continued in Rome on Monday. 

As temperatures soared a visibly parched Vin Diesel got into character as no-nonsense Dominic Toretto for an high-octane action sequence in the Italian capital.  

The actor, 55, was joined by a small production team during the location shoot for the long-running franchise’s forthcoming 10th release – Fast X. 

And two hapless crew member were seen holding portable fans above his head in a bid to cool him off between takes.  

Hard at work: Even the European heatwave couldn't halt a seemingly relentless shooting schedule as work on the latest Fast & Furious instalment continued in Rome on Monday

Hard at work: Even the European heatwave couldn’t halt a seemingly relentless shooting schedule as work on the latest Fast & Furious instalment continued in Rome on Monday

With the Roman Colosseum serving as a dramatic backdrop, Diesel was later seen climbing from the front passenger seat of a black Dodge while cameras rolled. 

In withering heat the American actor sported a sleeveless denim shirt, jeans and scuffed leather boots while shooting his latest scenes as the character he first played more than 20-years ago.

Despite the conditions Diesel appeared to be in a buoyant mood, with the star seen chatting to onlookers and giving a cheerful thumbs-up sign as he relaxed between takes.  

In good company: Diesel was seen being cooled by production assistants brandishing portable fans during a break on the Italian set

In good company: Diesel was seen being cooled by production assistants brandishing portable fans during a break on the Italian set 

Here we go: As temperatures soared Vin Diesel got into character as no-nonsense Dominic Toretto for an high-octane action sequence in the Italian capital

Here we go: As temperatures soared Vin Diesel got into character as no-nonsense Dominic Toretto for an high-octane action sequence in the Italian capital

Picture perfect: The American actor appeared to take photos of the surrounding area between takes in Rome on Monday

Picture perfect: The American actor appeared to take photos of the surrounding area between takes in Rome on Monday

Picture perfect: The American actor appeared to take photos of the surrounding area between takes in Rome on Monday 

Heavy duty: In withering heat the American actor sported a sleeveless denim shirt, jeans and scuffed leather boots

Heavy duty: In withering heat the American actor sported a sleeveless denim shirt, jeans and scuffed leather boots

Throughout the Fast X shoot, Diesel has been sharing updates and behind-the-scenes peeks inside the London-based production, including making the announcement that Brie Larson would join the cast. 

He’s also posted shots with franchise newcomers Jason Momoa and Alan Ritchson, as well as longtime Fast Family members Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Ludacris, Sung Kang and Nathalie Emmanuel. 

Tyrese Gibson and Scott Eastwood have also been tapped to return, while franchise baddie Charlize Theron has also posted from the set where she reprises her role as the villainous Cipher.

Breezy does it: The actor needed cooling down after every take as a result of the scorching heat in Italy

Breezy does it: The actor needed cooling down after every take as a result of the scorching heat in Italy

Breezy does it: The actor needed cooling down after every take as a result of the scorching heat in Italy 

Upbeat: Despite the conditions Diesel appeared to be in a buoyant mood, with the star seen chatting to onlookers and giving a cheerful thumbs-up sign

Upbeat: Despite the conditions Diesel appeared to be in a buoyant mood, with the star seen chatting to onlookers and giving a cheerful thumbs-up sign

He's pleased: Diesel grinned as he chatted to crew-members between takes on Monday

He's pleased: Diesel chatted to crew-members between takes on Monday

He’s pleased: Diesel grinned as he chatted to crew-members between takes on Monday 

Here we go: The actor was later seen climbing from the front passenger seat of a black Dodge while cameras rolled

Here we go: The actor was later seen climbing from the front passenger seat of a black Dodge while cameras rolled

Louis Leterrier is directing the film after Justin Lin stepped down from the role in April, little more than a week after production began.

News of Moreno’s casting comes after Diesel told Variety in June 2021 that the filmmaking team behind the Fast and Furious franchise aimed to explore more of the Toretto family tree in the upcoming 10th and 11th instalments. 

After meeting Dom’s long-lost brother Jakob (John Cena) in F9, Diesel confirmed that conversations had been had about who Mother Toretto would be, with legendary star Rita Moreno eventually winning the role. 

All change: Louis Leterrier is directing the film after Justin Lin stepped down from the role in April, little more than a week after production began

All change: Louis Leterrier is directing the film after Justin Lin stepped down from the role in April, little more than a week after production began

Intricate: Camera equipment appeared to be installed on the car bonnet ahead of another action packed scene in Rome

Intricate: Camera equipment appeared to be installed on the car bonnet ahead of another action packed scene in Rome 

Stern: Diesel was seen surveying the empty street after climbing from his car

Stern: Diesel was seen surveying the empty street after climbing from his car 

Here come the boys: He was later surrounded by a small group of crew-members while making his way across the exterior set

Here come the boys: He was later surrounded by a small group of crew-members while making his way across the exterior set

Here come the boys: He was later surrounded by a small group of crew-members while making his way across the exterior set 

Let's talk: Diesel chatter to a crew-member as the team prepared for another take on Monday

Let’s talk: Diesel chatter to a crew-member as the team prepared for another take on Monday

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