Vin Diesel Hits On Brazilian Journalist Carol Moreira In Awkward Interview (VIDEO)
Vin Diesel repeatedly hit on a Brazilian journalist in an awkward interview promoting XXX: Return of Xander Cage. Watch below.
The sit-down took place during a recent press junket at the Comic Con Experience 2016 convention in Brazil, and was uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday. Before the chat plays in full, interviewer Carol Moreira shares that she was “completely uncomfortable” with what took place and “did not like it.” As viewers then see, Diesel interrupted their discussion three times to comment on her appearance.
The first instance occurs at the 4:25 mark, when the two are discussing Diesel’s past work with Tom Hanks. The actor suddenly changes topics, saying, “God, you’re so beautiful. My god, she’s so beautiful, man. Am I right or wrong? Look at her. How am I supposed to do this interview? Look at this woman. She’s so beautiful. Talk to me, baby!”
When Moreira urges Diesel to continue telling his story, he says, “Tell me your story! Let’s get outta here. Let’s go, let’s go have lunch. My god, I love her. Look how beautiful she is. God, wow, man.” Then, when later discussing “Dungeons & Dragons” at the 7:25 mark, the Fast & Furious star interrupts to say, “Look how beautiful she is.”
“You guys think this is a joke. How am I supposed to sit over here looking at such beauty?” Diesel asks people who are off-camera. “C’mon guys. She’s so beautiful. I’m in love. I’m in love with the interviewer.” Moreira, as she did before, smiles and laughs uncomfortably.
Then, as the interview wraps up, Diesel expresses his affections again, around the 11:35 mark. “I love you,” he whispers, before continuing more loudly, “I love her. Man, she’s so f*cking sexy. I can’t do this interview. Look at her. Does anyone say this? Guys, what’s wrong? Am I the only one saying this? Look at her!”
Diesel goes on, “She’s so f*cking beautiful. It’s like you can’t even do an interview with her.” At that point, the star leaves his seat and actually crawls over to Moreira on his knees, just stopping short of coming into contact with her. “Oh my god, someone save me,” Diesel exclaims. “When did this turn into beautiful world? When did this turn into the most beautiful girl in Brazil? When did this turn into I love you?”
At the very end, it even sounds like Diesel asks for a hug, but the footage cuts off. Moreira, in introducing the interview in her video, says, “He began to sing to me in the middle of the interview, say that I was pretty, and he interrupted the interview three times to talk about it. I was laughing, completely uncomfortable.”
She continues, “I was not sure what to do. I just laughed because it was a very delicate situation. I did not like it. At the time I did not know how to react, but you will see that I was uncomfortable, it was not legal and that he interrupted my work.”
Moreira has since been subject to hateful remarks on Twitter and Instagram over calling out the movie star for his behavior, with many accusing her of seeking fame. Diesel is unmarried, but has been in a long-term relationship with Paloma Jimenez, the mother of his three kids. A source who spoke exclusively with Gossip Cop on Thursday dismissed the exchange with Moreira as a “non-story,” pointing out, “He always has a lot of fun when he does interviews.”
“He tries to make everybody feel comfortable,” says our contact, noting that Diesel likes to engage with everyone, be it “guys, girls, young, old.” Our source adds, “He doesn’t just sit there and give ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers. He’s lively. He’s more animated. It’s just how he does junket interviews.”
The video can be viewed in full below. Gossip Cop has reached out to the actor’s rep for comment.