The “Fast and Furious” franchise has driven further than anyone expected. With the seventh installment of the action/racing series set to hit theaters on April 3, it’s no secret that the core concept the film is built around is “family,” be it in front of the camera or behind the scenes.
In the first trailer for the film, which scored huge numbers of viewers upon its release, Vin Diesel’s character (Dominic Toretto) says: “I don’t have friends, I have family.”
This is proving to be true in every sense of the word. Whatever trials the “Furious” gang will go through on screen, the drama off screen was unavoidable as the “Furious” family was rocked last year by the sudden and untimely death of Paul Walker. Previously, his co-stars have talked about how close they all were and what a loss Paul was to the cast. Now, Walker’s father, Paul Walker III, spoke to Entertainment Tonight about who his son was and the fantastic life he led.
“I loved teaching him how to shoot a bow and arrow, how to ride a bike,” he said. “All those things I think, I’m glad I got to be the man to do it, to teach him.”
Walker Sr. spoke with a smile while recalling nothing but fond memories of his late son. From his nickname of “Mr. Juggly Foot” to the first time he hit a bullseye with a bow and arrow (Spoiler: it was his very first shot), the father seemed comfortable letting all of his son’s fans know exactly the type of person he was.
He also spoke briefly about Walker’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, stepping in to help finish “Furious 7” after Paul died in the middle of filming.
“They said, ‘Dad, these people really love Paul.’ And I said ‘Yeah, well now they love you,’” Paul Walker Sr. told ET.
"Furous 7" hits theaters in April. It will feature the late actor in his final role as Brian O'Conner. In the meantime, you can watch the interview with Paul Walker III below.