Entertainment Weekly has an interview with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who talked about his Fast & Furious co-star Paul Walker, who was killed in a tragic car accident this past Saturday. Johnson talked about first meeting Walker when they were in their late 20s, and noted that they bonded over their commitment to being great fathers to their daughters.
"It was always the number one topic we would talk about," said Johnson. "We would talk about silly guy things, his fast cars and my pickup trucks, or we would talk about the beautiful energy of Hawaii -- but it always ultimately came back to family. And very specifically, the beautiful and important bond between a father and his daughter, and how we both realized that over the years."
"Not surprisingly, when I got the news that he had passed away, the first words out of my mouth were, 'He has a daughter.' It's very sad. We can't help but to hope that their final time together was beautiful and strong and an amazing memory."
As noted, Johnson and Walker were both filming the seventh installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, which was slated to release on July 11, 2014. Filming for the movie has not been completed, and Walker was scheduled to shoot some scenes this week. While production of the movie has been indefinitely suspended, the film won't be scrapped, although TheWrap reported that the project may start over from scratch.
The official YouTube page for the movie released the tribute video above to Walker. The description on the video reads:
"A Tribute to Paul Walker. Paul Walker's family appreciates the outpouring of love and goodwill from his many fans and friends. They have asked, in lieu of flowers or other gifts, that donations please be made to Paul's charity Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW). Donations can easily be made through their website at http://www.ROWW.org."
The Rock also posted the following on his Instagram yesterday:
"Losing a loved one jolts our hearts to the core... It also has a very special way of helping us move forward to live & love as greatly as possible. Hug our loved ones a little tighter. Pray a little stronger. Work a little harder. Smile a little bigger. Life goes on and memories are forever cherished... #PW"