In pictures: Fast & Furious 6's blue carpet
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- An unusual blue carpet replaced the usual red for the return of the Fast & Furious cast. The film franchise began in 2001 and continues 12 years later with the fifth action packed sequel.
- Vin Diesel, with his character Dominic Toretto, has played a major part in almost all of the Fast & Furious films, this one being no exception. Here he is stood in front of the rally inspired 1970s Ford Escort MK1 which appears in the film.
- Michelle Rodriguez plays the character Letty and returns to the film as Vin Diesel's former girlfriend and love interest.
- Fast & Furious 6 was filmed in parts around London and the crew often only had a few minutes to race around the streets before they'd be reopened to traffic. Paul Walker spoke about the pressure: "We only get so many cracks at doing stuff sometimes and then nail it the first time, that's where I like to think I dominate."
- Paul Walker and Vin Diesel stand with Tyrese Gibson. Tyrese appeared in 2Fast 2Furious and dropped off the radar before returning as Roman Pearce in the fifth edition of the film.
- Luke Evans plays the baddie, Owen Shaw, a former SAS Major now leading a heist gang. He's stood on the flip car, a metal ramp on the front, 500bhp V8 in the back. It was used to flip oncoming police cars on the streets of London, no special effects needed.
- Vin Diesel not only plays a role in the film but also helped produce it. One character missing from the blue carpet was Dwayne Johnson who plays a Diplomatic Security Service agent called Luke Hobbs.
- Gal Gadot (left) plays the role of Gisele Harabo, her character was also in the fifth and original Fast and the Furious film. Elsa Pataky (middle) plays Elena Nevesand and Gina Carano (right) plays the role of Riley
- Chris Bridges (left) more commonly known as Ludacris had a song in the soundtrack and plays a character in the film called Tej Parker. Clara Paget's character, Vegh, is described as a gun-slinging action woman, magician Dynamo (right) also made an appearance on the carpet.