The 41-year-old actress disclosed some details of her relationship, on and offscreen, with the 54-year-old actor in an interview with People, while promoting the F9 director’s cut (currently available digitally and on 4K UHD, BLU-RAY and DVD).
Brewster and Diesel play siblings Mia and Dom Toretto in the Fast franchise. While many thought that their close family ties end in the film, their affection for one another as brother and sister actually extends beyond that.
“My favorite thing about being Vin’s onscreen sister is that I kind of get to be his offscreen sister and share that title with Sam [Vincent], his real-life sister,” Brewster told the outlet.
She also revealed how Diesel helped her with her life choices.
“Pre-pandemic, I had this huge life decision to make and I talked to my dad, I spoke to my mom, I spoke to my manager, and I called Vin, and I listened to nobody. But I listened to Vin’s advice,” the Lethal Weapon star recalled.
She continued, “Everyone was like, ‘Okay, so you don’t listen to any of us, but you listen to Vin?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, pretty much.’ And that goes for a lot of times where I’m at a crossroads and I really rely on him.”
The actress also added, “It’s really wonderful that I have him as sort of this steadfast guide and that’s been really great.”
“And I also just… There’s so much trust that I have in him to guide,” Brewster said of Diesel.
She Credits Diesel For His Work
She also credited the actor, who also acts as a producer in the Fast franchise, for making the series a success.
“I think when you’re a fan of the franchise, you think it comes together and it looks like so much fun and it looks like… But there’s much thought put into where the characters are going, how they’re evolving, what the history of the franchise is, and paying off certain things that happened in [The Fast and the Furious] and [let] and making that make sense for die-hard fans when they see [F9],” Brewster stated, adding, “Vin and Justin [Lin] both worked so hard to make it all come together. It’s really cool to watch that happen.”
In line with the series coming to an end with the 10th and 11th installments, the mother of two shared that her relationship with her co-stars will remain the same no matter what happens.
“We may not be on set anymore together, but I’ll never stop texting and seeing Michelle [Rodriguez] and Vin and Ludacris and Tyrese [Gibson], Nathalie [Emmanuel]… I mean there’s so many of us. We’re just linked for life.”
She’s A Cena Fan
As for her new co-star in the recent movie, she’s also keen on getting to know him.
Fans met Mia and Dominic’s villainous brother Jakob (played by John Cena) in F9. Viewers found out in the movie that the third sibling disconnected from his family at an early age.
Despite the former 16-time WWE World Champion playing as an enemy in the film, Brewster told the publication that she couldn’t wait to be his onscreen sister after being a Cena fan for years.
“It’s so funny because I have this picture of me at the… I think it was the Teen Choice Awards where I asked John Cena for a picture, and I felt like such a dork. I was like, ‘Excuse me, can I have a picture with you?'” she recalled.
When she finally got to work with the Suicide Squad actor, Brewster asked him about their past encounter: “I had to remind him. I was like, ‘Do you remember when I awkwardly asked you for a picture? And now I’m playing your sister.'”
“I was a huge fan of his,” she admitted. “And then all of a sudden to be like, ‘Oh, now you’re my brother.'”
Adding that, “It was very cool. He’s such a wonderfully, professional [person].”