ROMAN PEARCE ON FATE OF THE FURIOUS iF
someone were to graph out car modification interest by year, that line would explode like a certain Eclipse with a “Danger to Manifold” warning right around The Fast and the Furious' release date in 2001. The Fast & Furious series was the catalyst for so many enthusiasts to bring out that latent build bug and start modifying their cars their way. Sixteen years later, and PASMAG is still getting the response “Fast & Furious” when we ask our feature car owners what their biggest inspirations were.
Over the span of seven films, we've seen Dom and his extended family drive and slide almost every make and model of vehicle, in nearly every country on Earth. Now, in the eighth installment, everything seems just peachy. Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia are retired to the good life, while the rest of the crew are enjoying life with rad cars, privacy, and doing things that are non-life-threatening. While some people might be okay with watching a lighthearted movie like that, F&F fans need some octane, stunts, bullets, and explosions.
N OR EA mysterious woman named Cipher (Charlize Theron) somehow seduces Dom back into a life of crime that pits him against his old crew and family, and he can't seem to escape. Is it the result of brainwashing, blackmail, or something else entirely? We'll have to wait until April 14th to really discover what The Fate of the Furious will be (see what I did there?).
In the meantime, we were able to sit down with Tyrese Gibson, who plays Roman Pearce, the fasttalking joker of the crew or “double alpha/man candy,” depending on who you ask, and ask him about himself and his experiences shooting The Fate of the Furious.