Vin Diesel is not taking Charlize Theron's "dead fish" comments lightly. The actor and director of Fast and Furious 8 set the records straight during his recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and took the fake fight with his co-star to a level higher by claiming that he is definitely a better kisser.
"What?! C'mon guys! Do I look like a dead fish?" Diesel yelled after DeGeneres read out Theron's comments which she made last month on the show. "First of all, you don't come on Ellen with the wonderful animation of Finding Dory and compare me to a dead fish."
The 59-year-old, however, could not understand Diesel's side of the story and reacted: "I don't know how that solved anything. But that's fine."
Amid the action sequences in Fate Of The Furious, Dominic Toretto and Letty Ortiz's love was like a breath of fresh air for fans who adore the onscreen couple. However, the entry of the badass terrorist Cipher played spoil sport and fans were crushed after the infamous kiss between Dom and the lead antagonist right before Michelle Rodriguez's character.
Earlier this month, the 41-year-old actress, recalled the kiss on the talk show and said that she wanted "a bit more movement" in her men. "I just don't get it," she told Ellen about her character's emotional torture on Diesel's Dom and Letty.
"You can see, look at my hand, I'm forcefully forcing his face, which is what the movie's about. He's not into it. He's in love with Letty, Michelle Rodriguez's character. I'm the crazy chick that's doing this horrible thing to him, and as he should've, his character is, like, frozen, standing there like a dead fish, right?"
"I mean, it's insane, and then this whole spiel about 'lips don't lie.' I like a bit more movement in my men," Theron added.
The eighth instalment of the action franchise by Universal has grossed over $900m (£700m) on the box offices worldwide and with its current pace, industry pundits are predicting that the film could cross the $1bn mark by the end of the week.