Gal Gadot Credits Vin Diesel for Her Movie Break

Vin Diesel and Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot has credited Vin Diesel for helping her break into the film industry.

The 32-year-actress has revealed the 49-year-old actor gave her her “first chance in the film world” after casting her as Gisele Yashar in the fourth installment of the The Fast and The Furious franchise in 2009, which is an opportunity the brunette beauty will “always” be grateful for.

The Wonder Woman star – who portrays Diana Prince in the upcoming DC Comic production – shared a picture of her presenting the ‘California-born star with the MTV Generation Award for the motor-racing movies at this year’s MTV Movie and TV Awards on her Instagram account.

She captioned the sweet post: “I got my first chance in the film world because of you, and I will always be grateful for that. Love you! I was SO happy to be the one who presented this award to you, as it is well deserved. #fastandfurious #family (sic).”

This post comes after the California-born hard man – who plays Dominic Torreto in the action film alongside Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez and the late Paul Walker – praised Gal as “family” and thanked her for making the award ceremony on Sunday (07.05.17) evening even “more special” for him by giving him the accolade.

He shared the same picture Gal had posted, with the caption: “In 2008 after @gal_gadot sent in a self taped audition all the way from the other side of the world. We cast her to play Gisele in F4… She instantly became family… so her presenting the MTV Generation Award last night made it all the more special. Proud of you… All love (sic).”