Fast and the Furious Actor Vin Diesel Chokes Up Accepting Award
It’s been two years since actor Paul Walker was tragically killed in a car accident with friend and fellow car enthusiast Roger Rodas. The pair were driving a Porsche Carrera GT when the tires went loose and the two men spun into a light fixture on the side of the road and burst into flames. Walker, at the time, was mid-way through filming the seventh Fast and the Furious movie. Due to the Walker's premature death, the movie, which took an extended hiatus for the rest of the crew to grieve properly, came back and used Walker’s brothers to help finish his scenes for the movie. Since the box-office bonanza caused by Furious 7, Walker’s fellow actors and friends have had to give countless speeches and interviews detailing the movie. This has led many to become emotional about Walker’s passing. RELATED: Click Here to Check Out Paul Walker's Supra
Recently, Vin Diesel, Walker’s co-star in the Fast and the Furious franchise, received a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Movie for Furious 7. The actor, who was said to be like another brother to Walker, had a very emotional speech on the life, the death, and the legacy that Paul Walker left behind.
After talking about how hard it was for the cast and crew to come back to the set after Walker’s death, and how honored he was to be involved with such a great bunch of people and filmmakers, Diesel broke into song, singing See You Again by Wiz Khalifa who wrote the song for the movie after Walker’s death.
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It’s a rather heartbreaking clip, because you can see what Walker meant to Diesel and the rest of the cast. Even though Walker died during the filming of the movie, the filmmakers gave him a proper send off, and didn’t just make the easy decision and kill Walker off in the franchise.
Fast and the Furious 8 has already been green lit for production and the filmmakers are potentially looking at Cuba as a primary filming location.
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