“Fast & Furious” actress Michelle Rodriguez was just one of the people who were deeply affected by co-star Paul Walker’s untimely death. She has now admitted to behaving recklessly in the wake of the actor’s death.
“I actually went on a bit of a binge,” Rodriguez, 36, told Entertainment Weekly. “I went pretty crazy. A lot of the stuff I did last year I would never do had I been in my right mind.”
Rodriguez participated in a high-profile relationship with British runway model Cara Delevingne, 22, which sparked rumors that the star was bisexual. She also was said to have dated Zac Efron, 27, and was spotted partying on a yacht with Justin Bieber, 21. She admitted to having lots of sex and traveling to get over the hurt she felt from Walker’s death.
As Entertainment Weekly noted, Rodriguez is one of the few “Furious” stars who does not have a spouse or child, so when her “deep” connection with Walker was broken, she felt lost.
“I could see Paul once every two years and just know there was another human on the planet who’s deep like me, who loves like that,” she said. “When that disappears, you wonder, ‘Wait a minute, what do I hold on to?’ There was nothing to tether me to this existence: ‘Why am I f---ing here? And, like, why’d you leave without me?’ ”
Rodriguez didn’t give a specific date for her turnaround, but she said one day she just woke up and wanted to live and chose to start “hustling” again. Her interview with Entertainment Weekly is one of the first times Rodriguez has spoken out about Walker’s death. He was killed in a car crash on Nov. 30 2013, midway through production on "Furious 7."
Vin Diesel, another “Furious” co-star who was affected by Walker’s death, named his newborn daughter Pauline after his friend. "There's no other person that I was thinking about as I was cutting this umbilical cord. I just ... knew he was there. ... It felt like, you know, a way to keep his memory a part of my family and a part of my world.”
“Furious 7” is set to hit theaters April 3 and is Walker’s final film. His movies “Brick Mansions” and “Hours” also were released after he died.
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