“As bizarre as that might be, he is definitely going to get his comeuppance … He should’ve really been acknowledged for ‘Straight Outta Compton,'” Diesel said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight while promoting “Billy Lynn’s Halftime Walk.” “I think he went into making this movie with a little bit of a chip on his shoulder, going ‘Oh, really? OK. Now I’m going to take the biggest saga in the world, and I’m about to throw Oscars at you. Wait till you see what he does!”
Gray’s “Straight Outta Compton,” which told the story about the five black youths who formed iconic rap group N.W.A, was snubbed in every Oscar category except Best Original Screenplay.
“‘Fast 8’ is different. It’s very dark,” Diesel explained about the upcoming blockbuster. “My character is conflicted in a way that is really going to shock you. He’s coming off of a lot of emotion from ‘7’ and the loss that ‘7’ represents. It’s kind of cold-blooded. It’s going to hit you like a ton of bricks.”
See Entertainment Tonight’s interview below.