Vin Diesel Says Missing His Kids Is the 'Flip Side' of Fame

by Meredith B. Kile 3:21 PM PDT, October 14, 2015
Playing Vin Diesel Says Missing His Kids Is the 'Flip Side' of Fame

Vin Diesel is having a blast promoting his new film, The Last Witch Hunter, but the father of three opened up to ET about missing his kids while traveling for work.

The action star posted an adorable picture of his 6-month-old daughter, Pauline -- who is named for the actor’s friend and Fast & Furious co-star Paul Walker -- on Facebook on Tuesday before the film’s premiere.

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"I was thinking about my baby that I'm missing while I'm over here in New York doing press for this great movie, that's the flip side," Diesel said. "You know, you travel the world doing press for a movie that you're proud of and you really do miss your angels."

Diesel opened up about naming his daughter after Walker on the Today show back in March, saying that his longtime friend -- who died in a car accident in November 2013 while in production on Furious 7 -- was "in the room" when Pauline was born.

"There's no other person that I'm thinking about as I'm cutting this umbilical cord," he told Today's Natalie Morales. "I knew he was there and I felt like, you know, a way to keep his memory a part of my memory, a part of my world."

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Another thing that’s kept Walker in the actor’s mind is "See You Again," the heartfelt song from the Furious 7 soundtrack, which was recently nominated for an American Music Award.

"Right after the premiere of the movie, I went into the studio and campaigned for them to give that song a chance at the Oscars because I think it's that good," he told ET. "I think that Wiz [Khalifa] and Charlie [Puth] did such an amazing job of capturing that sentiment and adding something very special to our movie."

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