“Furious Seven” won a Teen Choice Award Sunday night for Choice Movie: Action/Adventure. Stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster and Ludacris were in attendance to accept the surfboard, and made sure to pay their respects to their late co-star Paul Walker.
“Thank you this is really special,” Diesel said, holding hands with his co-stars.
“This is a very special movie for us to make. The fact that you all voted for this movie means a lot to us. We make these movies with our hearts. We really are a family. My kids refer to Luda as Uncle Luda, Uncle Ty-Boogie, Auntie Michelle, Auntie Jordana. We are a true, true, true family. You fans have been so incredible to us, encouraged us and made us reach higher and want to do better each time. So, we thank you. We thank you with our hearts.”
And of course the talk of family wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Paul Walker, who died in a car accident Nov. 30, 2013. The late actor also won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Action/Adventure.
“I can’t stand here and be rewarded like this without talking about somebody very, very, very important to us,” Diesel continued. “One of the best blessings in our lives is that fact that we had the opportunity to call Pablo our brother. Paul Walker is here in spirit with us. And since this is a Teen Choice Award, you beautiful teens, there is one teen in the audeicne that is a part of the family that kept us going. It’s Paul Walker’s family, his brothers, his parents, that kept us encouraged when we were filming ‘Furious Seven.’ But there is one very, very, very special teen here, and her name is Meadow Walker.”
Meadow Walker is Paul Walker’s 16-year-old daughter. Although the cameras did not cut to her, the audience applauded loudly for the teen.