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Vin Diesel stalled Riddick when he discovered he was about to become a dad

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Sep 08, 2013 | 2:57pm EDT

Vin Diesel dropped his plans to make to make new movie Riddick before the last Fast & the Furious film - because he didn't want to be playing such a dark character while his girlfriend was pregnant. The action man stalled the project when he discovered he was about to become a dad again because he didn't want any negativity around when his son was born. He tells WENN, "We were initially trying to make Riddick before I did Fast Five and then I learned that we were expecting a child. I didn't think it would be fair to the child and I didn't think it would be fair to the fans to go to that dark place while welcoming a life into the world... I didn't want to be in that headspace. "Playing the character is sometimes a lot more difficult than other characters because it takes so much preparation. I went to the woods for four months and prepared by basically being a recluse. So Riddick waited until after I did the more family-centred Fast Five."

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