Vin Diesel and Paul Walker were not just the co-stars. They were as close as brothers. The news of his co-worker, who passed away in a fatal car accident in 2013, had shocked the entire world. Counting Vin Diesel.
It’s been an emotional press tour for him, who shoot the latest “The Fast and the Furious” movie, “The Fate of the Furious,” completely without his best friend Paul Walker for the first time. Vin has been incredibly open about his grieving and many times admitted that he missed him almost every moment.
In an interview with SiriusXM Entertainment recently, Diesel once again talked about his friend and shared his conversation with Walker’s mother, Cheryl, after the accident.
The first thing she told Vin, when he flew to Atlanta to meet her on the day the accident took place, was – Sorry.
“The day after the tragedy, for me to fly from Atlanta that night and to show up at his mother’s house and for me to say to his mother, ‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry,’ and for his mother to say to me ‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry’ — I said, ‘Why? Why are you saying sorry to me?’ And she said, ‘Because you lost your other half.”
Many of the crew members who have worked on several of the past Fast films are here again to help us make something special. One of them at the end of the week came up to me and said wow what we are capturing on film is excellent… And then looked at me and said Paul would be proud. #wemakethemwithourhearts
Diesel’s talk with Cheryl Walker was the first time he began to feel the impact of his friend’s death.
“She was telling me something that I wasn’t even aware of,” Diesel told SiriusXM. “I wasn’t aware of how profound the loss was.”
And if you ask how much Diesel misses his beloved friend, he says:
“There wasn’t a day, there wasn’t a scene, there wasn’t a second where I didn’t have Paul with me in the making of this movie. It’s not making the movie without Paul, it’s, ‘What’s life like? What’s living like without Paul?”
We know the Fast and the Furious franchise won’t be the same without Paul Walker, but like Paul’s last tweet read, “Will you be ready?”