October 23, 2016

Caleb Walker: Furious 7 helped us come to terms with Paul’s death

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker

Paul Walker’s brothers say filming scenes for ‘Furious 7’ helped them come to terms with his death.

The actor tragically passed away in a car crash in November 2013 at the age of 40 and his brothers Caleb and Cody feel they were able to use the experience of shooting the scenes to remember the late star.

Caleb said: “We got to understand more about Paul, and what he was all about. We had to share Paul with a lot of people, in a weird way. He was gone a lot, he was filming, so we missed him. Sometimes at the holidays he wasn’t always there, you know? He tried. We’d see him on set, we visited a few times, but to kind of get that closure, and understanding [of] Paul was really special.

“We had a really good talk with Vin [Diesel]. Vin is like the godfather, he really is, and he kind of became our godfather in a weird way. He obviously knew Paul so well, he shared things with us that Cody and I [didn’t know.] Paul kept a lot of things about work kind of quiet with his family and friends, and so we were able to learn some things through [his co-stars].”

The siblings also insisted Vin discussed with them about having Paul’s character return to say goodbye to the fans.

Caleb added to Entertainment Tonight: “I had a phone call with Vin for about an hour and we really discussed this a while back. He wanted [our] blessing. Vin asked if it would be acceptable to maybe bring Paul’s character back… to really kind of let his fans know he’s still out there.”

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