Vin has learnt his safety lesson
The death of his stunt double while filming an action sequence for the 2002 film XXX made actor Vin Diesel (right) more serious about such scenes.
The 48-year-old action star now prefers to keep a check on security measures, stunt work and the rehearsals while working on action scenes, reported ET online. “There was a bad experience early on, where we lost one of the stunt guys; a guy named Harry O’Connor, who was a great guy on XXX,” Diesel said. O’Connor died during a rappelling stunt when he hit a bridge at high speed and was killed instantly. “That was a big eye opener for me and that made me focus on safety and rehearsal. I probably take the rehearsal of action sequences and choreography, that much more serious because of it,” he added.
Released in 2002, XXX went on to become a big box office success.