During the Sunday night airing of the MTV Movie and TV Awards, the Fast and Furious star and troupe leader, Vin Diesel, along with his team of action celebrities received the network’s Generation Award.
During the acceptance speech he gave in front of a cheering audience, Diesel madde sure to take a moment in rememberance of the immesely popular, and massive, past of the franchise.
Felow actors Tyrese Gibson, Gal Gado, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster joined the actor on the stage.
“In 2002, I was standing on this stage and MTV had given Paul Walker and I an award for best duo,” recalled Diesel. “And now, 15 years later, I’m with my whole family and you’ve given us the Generation Award.” Paul Walker had passed away after a car he was in crashed back in 2013.
“I gotta thank a generation that was willing to accept this multicultural franchise, where it didn’t matter what color your skin was or what country you were from. When you’re family, you’re family,” added Diesel.
“And I could never stand on this stage and talk about Fast and Furious without giving love to my brother Pablo, our brother Pablo. We hope you’re proud.”
The most recent installment of the mega-series of films, which debuted this April, officially broke records at the box office in its debut weekend, and raked in around $532.5 million. Nearing April’s end, the film crossed over $1 billion mark in sales of tickets alone.
This was the first of the Furious movies that did not feature former lead Paul Walker, however the legacy of the actor inevitably still looms when regarding the worldwide faborite action film franchise.
The next film in the series is set to be released in 2019.