Dwayne Johnson and his whole Fast and Furious cast and crew was shaken after the news of their co-star, Paul Walker’s, sudden death came out in the news. The death was a loss to the whole Hollywood industry as they lost a huge star very early. Dwayne Johnson and the whole Furious Franchise was forced to stop and think about what they would do without a lead actor.
Paul Walker died back in 2013 in a road accident which was a shock to all. Dwayne Johnson also opened up on how the death of Paul was a loss to insanity. Here’s what Johnson said during the promotion of his movie ‘Hercules’, in Las Vegas.
“The biggest pain I felt was for his family, his daughter. It’s very important for everybody involved, of course. It’s not easy, and it’s a challenge when you have something like this — a beloved person. Paul, as you guys know, he was truly one of the good guys — a great dude, who didn’t take himself seriously, loved what he did, understood the business of the business. You got the real deal, genuine guy when you got him. So it’s important for everybody to creatively honor him in the best way that we possibly can.” – Sky News
Dwayne Johnson also opened up on how the franchise was a family and that how the death affected everyone
The Fast and furious franchise is based on a multicultural theme. This also led to the franchise becoming a family and sharing a lovely bond with each other. Walker died when the filming of the seventh sequel of the franchise was going on. This led to the filming getting paused and all the co-stars getting the time for bringing themselves back together. Here’s what Dwayne Johnson said when was asked about how Walker’s death affected everyone.
“You deal with it as best you can. We’ve all dealt with that kind of loss before, where it jolts us and it jolts our hearts. I think it also has a way of informing us. Loss like that also has a way of making us love better, love stronger, appreciate our loved ones and our family that much more, when we wake up and when we go to bed. How families deal with loss, everyone has their own process.”
“As far as for the movie family that he had, it just takes time. You just need space, and space was created. The studio took a moment, took a beat, created a lot of space too. You know, you move forward one day at a time with it. As a family, they move forward one day at a time and get through it. Then I think the movie family and the studio and the movie itself, they move forward one day at a time too, and as respectfully as you can.” – Sky News