Our favorite actors don’t just give great performances; they have awesomely entertaining personas that exist outside of the characters they inhabit. Few actors understanding this concept better than Vin Diesel and Samuel L. Jackson – who will soon reunite for xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. Diesel has just released a video of him and Jackson cutting loose, and it reminds us exactly why we love these guys. Of course, given that it’s a candid video featuring Samuel L. Jackson, we must warn you that it’s most certainly NSFW.
We will give Vin Diesel as much credit as we possibly can; he gives an incredibly heartfelt speech about how good of a friend Samuel L. Jackson has been throughout the course of his career. In the Facebook video, he goes on to tell a story about ordering sushi after being cast in Saving Private Ryan, and meeting the acting icon in a Japanese restaurant. Jackson didn’t take kindly to Diesel ordering a simple California Roll, and taught him the proper way to get sushi at a restaurant; the two have apparently remained close friends ever since.
However, once it’s time for Samuel L. Jackson to speak, he simply admits that he’s doing xXx: The Return of Xander Cage so he can dethrone Harrison Ford from his status as the highest grossing actor of all time. Ford recently took the honor away from Jackson, and it seems that the Pulp Fiction icon didn’t take too kindly to that. In the most colorful Sam Jackson way possible, he threatens Han Solo and declares that the money made from the next xXx will put him back on top.
The two eventually go on to agree that they share a particular bond over filmmaking. Vin Diesel and Samuel L. Jackson have made careers off of making movies that they themselves would go see, and that is why they care so much about the movies they put out.
Being the generous guy that he is, Vin Diesel didn’t just provide us with that video of him and Samuel L. Jackson. He also shared a production still from xXx 3 showcasing him and Jackson as super spies Xander Cage and Augustus Gibbons, respectively. Check it out below:
Are you excited for the long-awaited third installment in the xXx franchise? We here at Cinema Blend will keep you posted regarding anything and everything related to the "Bond Killer" series. xXx: The Return of Xander Cage will hit theaters on January 20, 2017.