For his part, Vin tells Daily Pop that he immediately picked up on John’s “earnest eagerness” to join the franchise. Additionally, Vin explains that when he shared the footage to social media of himself spending time with John, he chose a caption that referenced his late co-star and dear friend, Paul Walker.
“I didn’t give it much thought because if you go back to that day—and it’s all on Instagram—you’ll see what I captioned, which was, ‘Thank you, Pablo,'” the Bloodshot performer continued, using his affectionate name for the actor who played Brian O’Conner. “Because I felt like, like always, Pablo came through and helped me with the casting of Jacob, and he became Jacob.”
F9 hits theaters on Friday, June 25, and more coverage of the film will be featured on Daily Pop leading up to the release.
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