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Diesel swaps criminals for witches in 'The Last Witch Hunter'

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 01:46

Vin Diesel heats up the red carpet at the European premiere of 'The Last Witch Hunter'. Helena Williams reports.

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE THIS EDIT CONTAINS PROFANITY He's swapped fast cars for furious witches in his latest movie. But fans still couldn't get enough of Vin Diesel at the European premiere of 'The Last Witch Hunter' in London. SOUNDBITE Fan at premiere saying (English): "Love you Vinnie you're my hunk of stud." The action star heated up the red carpet with co-stars Michael Caine and Rose Leslie to promote the fantasy film. Diesel plays a man destined to kill evil witches for all eternity in order to save humanity - And that involves plenty of stunts, fight scenes and of course, fire. SOUNDBITE Actor, Vin Diesel, saying (English): "I was doing fight choreography for over a month, and it kind of all changes when you have a propane tank strapped to your back and a flaming sword, and if you're off a couple of inches your whole wardrobe will go up in flames..." The actor, who's known for his built physique, appeared to show his softer side earlier this month when snaps emerged of him sporting a 'dad bod'. But has he shaken that off with his latest "gruelling" routine? SOUNDBITE Director, Breck Eisner, saying (English): "He was on every day, every night, we shot a lot of nights in really cold weather in Pittsburgh, a lot of stunts, a lot of fire, flaming swords as we've seen, so it was a lot of work, gruelling for him, for sure, but thrilling, a great job for me." Diesel certainly seemed to think so. SOUNDBITE Actor, Vin Diesel, saying (English): "What did you like my ripped torso? I knew you did you cheeky bastard." 'The Last Witch Hunter' hits cinemas worldwide from Wednesday.

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Diesel swaps criminals for witches in 'The Last Witch Hunter'

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 01:46