"She fights for it whenever the kids are playing with cars," Vin Diesel says of his 22-month-old daughter Pauline's favorite vehicle

By Jen Juneau
January 18, 2017 11:35 AM
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The Fast and the Furious franchise has obviously made a huge impact on Vin Diesel‘s life.

One side effect he may not have anticipated, though? His little girl Pauline — who was named after the late Paul Walker — having an affinity for cars before she’s even stringing sentences together.

“Do you know my daughter, she’s only 22 months old, has a favorite car already?” the actor, 49, said on Tuesday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! “I think it runs in the genes.”

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Pauline‘s favorite vehicle isn’t your run-of-the-mill Mustang or Corvette, either.

“A Dodge Daytona — ’69 Dodge Daytona,” Diesel tells Jimmy Kimmel. “She fights for it whenever the kids are playing with cars. And I go, ‘Pauline, where’s your favorite car?’ She goes over to the Dodge Daytona, lifts it up, and brings it to me.”

“What color is the Dodge Daytona?” Kimmel asks.

“It’s a burgundy — a red burgundy, like the one in Fast 6,” replies the actor, who is also dad to daughter Similce, 8½, and son Vincent, 6½, with longtime girlfriend Paloma Jiménez.

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The twosome then bond over why little girls — Kimmel himself is dad to daughter Jane, and has another baby on the way — tend to be drawn to red and purple shades.

“My daughter’s two favorite colors — she’s 2½ — are purple and brown,” Kimmel says.

“They love saying, ‘pur-ple, pur-ple,’ ” Diesel mocks in a toddler voice.

“Maybe that’s what it is,” Kimmel agrees.

“But is there something wrong with a kid whose favorite color is brown?” the host asks.

“Maybe, maybe,” Diesel says as the audience laughs.