Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot returned to her roots to honor the Fast franchise with a Generation Award


At Sunday night’s MTV Movie and TV awards, Gal Gadot took the stage and presented her Fast franchise co-stars with the Generation Award.

As Wonder Woman prepares to hit theaters, more and more people ask just exactly who Gal Gadot is. Of course, for any fan of the Fast and Furious franchise, we know her as the woman who sacrificed her life to save Han and remained a beloved member of the family for three films.

Out of all the badass women Gadot has gravitated toward, Wonder Woman will be her most powerful one. But to honor the franchise that we all know and love, she visited the MTV Movie and TV Awards to present the Fast and Furious franchise with the Generation Award.

As Gadot explained:

"“Before I was Wonder Woman, I got a call that would change my life. I was asked to be a part of the Fast & Furious franchise. The stunts may get bigger and crazier, but the heartbeat of the franchise, the reason people keep packing theaters over and over again is family. A diverse group of people who stick together, no matter what, through onscreen adventure and real-life tragedy.”"

While she presented the award to Vin Diesel, he did just what his fictional character would do and invited the rest of his family onstage. After thanking everyone, a lovely montage began that included cuts from each film with special attention to Paul Walker.

Though Walker is no longer with us, we all know his presence remains in the hearts of everyone who loved him, and of course, the soul of the films.

Vin Diesel said it best:

"“You know in 2002, I was standing on this stage, and MTV had given Paul Walker and I an award for best duo, and now, 15 years later, I’m with my whole family, and you’re giving us the Generation Award. I have to thank Universal, I have to thank all the directors, Chris Morgan, Neal Moritz. But most importantly, I gotta thank our generation. I gotta thank a generation that was willing to accept this multicultural franchise where it didn’t matter what color your skin was or what country you’re from — when you’re family, you’re family.”"

Naturally, we all love the films, but it’s especially heartwarming to see its stars continue to honor the fanbase and even the actors who no longer star in the films … for whatever reason.

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Fast 8: The Fate of the Furious is now playing in theaters everywhere.