Tyrese Gibson admits he was 'flirting' with Charlize Theron on the set of Fast 8

Tyrese Gibson and Charlize Theron working together on the film, Fast 8.

Tyrese Gibson has opened up about his feelings for Charlize Theron. The 37-year-old actor and the Oscar winner reportedly bonded while working together on the film, Fast 8.

The 40-year-old actress plays the villain in the movie. Gibson told E! News: "I got Charlize's cell phone number. I was flirting with her a little bit. I got the cell phone number. We're trying to get the kids together, have a little fun...She's sweet."

"I love a sweet woman with a lot of confidence," he added. "I love a woman that can walk in a room and everyone notices. I love it. Education, smart, spiritual, I could be here for another 45 minutes if you want."

He continued: "I can tell you Charlize really came into this thing and set the tone for all of us. I often like to think of us as a franchise team and you get a new player to come in and they're killing it and we like, we got to step. Charlize really elevated us on an inspiration level. The overall scope of the movie is much bigger and more significant than it's ever been. We're really proud of it."

The new installment, which will bring back stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez is set to release on 14 April, 2017.