'He's not as buff as he used to be': Vin Diesel relying on 'shapewear' to look fit for 'Fast X' after weight gain

'He's not as buff as he used to be': Vin Diesel relying on 'shapewear' to look fit for 'Fast X' after weight gain
Vin Diesel at the Italian debut of 'Fast X', the eleventh installment in the 'Fast & Furious' franchise in Rome (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Universal Pictures)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: 'Fast & Furious' star Vin Diesel wants to look his best while playing the courageous Dominic Toretto. Vin Diesel's participation in the franchise is far from being over. There are several spinoffs already in the works, including one with a female lead.

However, one insider claimed, "He's not as buff as he used to be, so he wears tummy-controlling shapewear and shoulder pads in public. He's extremely macho but also self-conscious — especially as his waistline has grown a few inches."


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Diesel works out frequently and is still in shape but wants to look and feel even better, the source added, as reported by Radar. Thus the reliance on shapewear and padding to give the illusion of a ultra-chiseled physique.  


Shapewear makes Diesel feel fantastic

His body has supposedly slimmed down and his posture has reportedly improved. His protruding biceps seem even bigger thanks to the flexible shapewear. The insider added that they "give his confidence an extra boost and make him feel fantastic." The additional effort goes a long way because he has to compete with several buff actors in this movie, as per reports.

'Fast X', the eleventh installment in the series, had its Italian debut earlier this month in Rome. Diesel posed for a picture with late co-star Paul Walker's daughter Meadow, who had previously revealed that she would appear in a cameo and looked dapper in a monochrome black suit.


A tale in 'three acts'

The blockbuster star shared in a recent interview, "Going into making this movie, the studio had asked if this could be a two-parter. And after the studio saw this, part one, they said, "Could you make Fast X, the finale, a trilogy?" Michelle Rodriguez, who co-starred with Diesel in the film, also suggested during their red-carpet chat that every tale has "three acts", as reported by Radar.

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