Johnson thanks Facebook fan for Fast 5 role

Diesel was scouting for ideas from fans online just before filming on Fast 5 started and one suggested Johnson should play an out-of-character bad guy.

The XXX star thought it was a great idea and started calling the former wrestler’s agents.

Johnson says, “There’s a lot of people taking credit for me being in the movie… but I know, to Vin, that was, like, a defining moment for him, because he had read it (script) and, at that time, a director was flying in to meet with him… So give a lot of credit to that fan.”