Jordana Brewster opened up about the death of Paul Walker during a recent interview with Cosmopolitan, saying how hard it has been to film without her friend. According to Hollywood Life, Brewster described the feelings she has gone through since Walker’s passing almost one year ago.
“It’s the most difficult, intense thing I’ve ever been through… Just yesterday, I had a moment where I thought, ‘Oh my God, I’m never going to feel the way I felt when I hugged him.’ We shared so many years of friendship, and he embraced life so much. The thing about Paul is he said hello to everybody. He didn’t see people as different.”
Jordana Brewster and Paul Walker were very close. Their friendship transcended work, though they did spend a lot of time together filming The Fast and the Furious films over the years. Walker’s passing was hard on all of his co-stars, many of whom loved the man that Walker was outside of his “day job.”
According to E! News, Brewster feels as though the release of the seventh film (Furious 7) is going to be bittersweet. Fans are going to love to see Paul Walker again — but it’s going to be the last time.
“I think the beautiful thing is that they get to see Paul again…and in a way celebrate him. I’ve heard he’s really really good in it, so I look forward to seeing him too. Obviously it will be bittersweet, but I think it’s a way for fans to revisit him.”
Furious 7 will be in theaters in the U.S. on April 3, 2015. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Walker’s character does not die at the end of the film. This was done on purpose as to not mirror real life circumstances (Walker died in a car crash in California).
According to the report, Dominic Torretto (played by actor Vin Diesel) will insist that Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) sit out a dangerous “revenge spree.” O’Conner will stay home with Mia (Jordana Brewster) and the couple’s child. This will tie in nicely because of Torretto’s constant love and respect for family. While it’s unlike O’Conner just to go along with something like this without putting up a fight, Diesel says that Paul Walker’s character “will get a happy ending” this way.
Will you go see Furious 7? Do you think a lot of people will go to see the film solely because of what happened to Walker?
[Photo courtesy of INF via People Magazine]