Arriving at 7pm; a fashionably 45 minutes late, only builds anticipation, as fans roar with cheers, as the 49 year old, A-Lister, walks the ‘white’ carpet.
“It’s so obvious that that’s something that bleeds from Vin, into the movie. You take care of your own, man,” says Diesel.
“You lead from the top, and show as much love as you possibly can.”
And show love, and take of his own, is what he does, as he signs autographs and poses for selfies, with the crowds.
Reprising the leading role after a 15 year gab, Diesel also takes the mantle as producer, this time round.
The film also heralds a diverse cast, ready to kick ass, including Deepika Padukone, Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa, Ruby Rose and Michael Bisping.
“When I look at women in my life and in the world, I feel today that women are so strong; not that they haven’t been, but I feel that woman have found a voice,” says 31 year old, Bollywood Queen, Padukone.
“I think for me Serina Unger in xXx is a representation of that. She can be delicate, feminine and fragile, but she can also be really strong and stand up for herself.”
The Fast and Furious star, also takes fans and press by surprise, by recording the whole event on his mobile phone.
Broadcasting to a further 2 million people on Facebook Live, the action hero, encourages East End crowds to interact and engage with audiences across the globe.
Words by Claire Bueno