Vin Diesel may play the tough Dominic Toretto in the Fast & Furious franchise, but in real life he clearly is far from that serious character. He recently posted a video to his Facebook page, in which he dances to Beyoncé and Katy Perry. And if it couldn’t get more awkward/random than that, it goes on for 7 looong minutes.
After a few minutes of dancing, Vin finally explains why he decided to dance for us. He says, “Guys, I’m just, I’m excited I’m happy, and calling you guys or shouting out to you guys to say thank you. Universal just called me and told me that ‘Riddick’ is No. 1 on the EVD charts. There’s no way in the world ‘Riddick’ would have been made without you guys, you know that. …Remember how arduous of a road it was to get them to make it rated R and to do it with such a low budget.”
So it’s actually kind of sweet! Here are a few other ways Vin could use his dance moves for good.
+ Dance Aid
We feel Vin should dance his way to the UK, and unite with Dance Aid, an incredible UK-based charity that helps children get back on their feet through dance. The foundation’s mantra — “Dance a little, Live a little, Save a life” — is also totally something we could see Vin tattoo on his body. Along with doing important work in the UK, the charity also is providing relief for the Philippines, Africa and Asia.
+ Dizzy Feet Foundation
The Dizzy Feet Foundation is another charity that is doing lifesaving work through dance. With an A-List of founders like Katie Holmes and Nigel Lythgoe, they are helping keep at risk youth off the street, and focused on their love of the arts. So, we think that Katie and Vin need to show us how it’s done and waltz it up, duet style!
+ Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a renown dance company in NYC, and having Vin stop by to teach a lesson would be pretty amazing/hilarious. The Ailey company has performed for over 25 million people, so the pressure on Vin may be a bit much. However, a video of that would go viral, like whoa!
So, if you want to follow in Vin’s dancing boots, take action below! Or, you know, just film yourself dancing to your favorite Beyoncé track. We won’t judge.
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