Yes, you read that headline correctly. Beefcake actor Vin Diesel, known for his work in the Fast and the Furious franchise and other movies like XXX, had a lifelong dream of singing with a gospel choir. Who knew Diesel had the singing chops? (He really does, as you can hear in the video, above.)
While on set for XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, which is currently shooting in Toronto, Diesel had the opportunity to visit a church because they were filming a scene there.
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“We’re filming a scene in a church and I had a dream that the film would include a choir, and we went through thousands of choirs and selected which choir would be in the movie,” said Diesel in a Facebook video.
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“I just wanted to say that a dream of mine has always been to have the confidence to sing in a choir. Although my grandmother would take me to the choir every weekend, I never had that little bit of confidence to get up there and sing. So since I’m in a circle of love with Sharon Riley and the Faith Chorale, I am going to attempt what I thought was not possible.”
Sharon Riley and the Faith Chorale, a 13-member choir, was on set as they shot the XXX follow-up, and the group decided to indulge Diesel by singing popular Sister Act song, Oh Happy Day.
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Diesel joined in, taking the lead (as co-star Samuel L. Jackson watched from afar).
We’ve heard the big guy singing on multiple occasions lately, most notably when he paid tribute to his late pal Paul Walker of the Furious franchise at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards.
(Watch the video, above.)
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