Tyrese Gibson Talks 'Fast Five,' 'Fast Six' And What's In Store For His Characterby: Posted:
"Fast Five" absolutely couldn't have achieved what it did, had egos risen to match the testosterone on the high-octane hit's set, according to co-star Tyrese Gibson.
Gibson, who's been a part of not only three "The Fast and the Furious" installments but also all three "Transformers" entries so far, sat down with Comingsoon.net and said that "Fast Five" specifically couldn't have all come together had its stars not kept everything in perspective.
Keep such a sense of balance meant sometimes remembering that ultimately, this was still Paul Walker and Vin Diesel's home turf. Everyone else was just paying rent.
"You get that energy out there and I was glad that none of the egos and politics kicked in while we were doing our thing," Gibson said. "Vin Diesel is number one on the call sheet. It's his franchise with Paul Walker. You've got (Dwayne) "The Rock" Johnson coming in and even myself, bringing some funny and some energy. None of this could have happened if any egos and pride had kicked in. It's a salute to the team and the director and the producers and everybody that helped organize the whole thing."
Gibson entered the street racing franchise in "2 Fast 2 Furious" as ex-con pal Roman Pearce, who helps Walker's ex-cop Brian O'Conner and an undercover agent played by Eva Mendes to bring down a Miami criminal importer-exporter.
Neither Gibson nor Walker joined the third chapter, "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift," but came together with Diesel and Walker for "Fast And Furious" to launch what Diesel has deemed a new trilogy in the franchise's legacy.
Having now been in four out of the five flicks, Gibson is now thinking a little bigger before he makes it an even half-dozen. His character's historically been the most uneasy member of the renegade band and Gibson said that he's often let Pearce express that unease by falling into some comedy relief - he likens it to a "Beverly Hills Cop" vibe.
When the band of thieves reconvenes for "Fast Six," Gibson would rather Pearce at least briefly become the pack's lead dog.
"I want to see him making some of the decisions as far as missions and things that we're doing," Gibson said. "To feel a little more part of the mission. Instead of having orders thrown my way, I'd like to take the lead and decide what we need to do."