Vin Diesel has decided to pay tribute to his friend, the late famous actor Paul Walker, at the premiere of the new Fast and the Furious film.
Before the screening, Diesel got on stage to say a few words. “We have a lot of great talent in this movie. But there would be no Dwayne Johnson, who we love, there would be no Jason Statham, who we love, there would be no Charlize Theron, who we love, there would be no Scott Eastwood, who we love, there would be no Kurt Russell, who we love, if it wasn’t for the decades of work that my brother Pablo put into this franchise,” Diesel said, using his nickname for Walker. “When you see this movie, know that this is from love,” Vin told the audience.
“I just want you to know, there wasn’t a second we made this movie, not a minute, not a day that went by that we weren’t thinking about our brother, Pablo, and how to bring him into the movie and how to represent him and to make something that he will be proud of. Pablo, I hope you are proud tonight,” Diesel added.
Paul Walker died in a car crash in 2013, after his friend crashed into a concrete lamp post and two trees. The car ultimately caught on fire, and both Paul and his friend were burned beyond recognition. The last installment in which Walker appeared in is “Furious 7,” which was released in 2015.