Without Paul Walker, filming “Fast & Furious 7” has proven to be uncomfortable for Vin Diesel, he said.
Diesel recalled how well he worked with Walker, who died last November in a car accident.
“He always knew I would fight for hiim, whether it was to protect his deal or to protect his integrity, and he knew that if it made for a better film, I was going to do whatever it took. It is why together, we won best duo twice, 12 years apart,” he said on Facebook recently.
He added: “He did it with the pride of knowing, that over a decade of portraying Brian, through four directors, multiple writers and new producers he was able to maintain the inner core of the character he created. Those work ethics and drive to be both truthful, and in his own way, evolve the decade spanning character is what made his character as iconic as it has become.”
Diesel also spoke about filming the movie with CGI.
“With our new ambitious vfx team, the whole cast and crew has had to adjust to this awkward and uncomfortable process of pixels over people. Aside from the obvious strains it places on the director, the challenge is not to allow it to compromise what makes the character so special,” he said.
Recently, it was announced Paul’s brother Cody Walker was tapped to appear in another “Fast & Furious” movie after the seventh one.
A source told the London Daily Mail publication: “Of course, Cody isn’t a replacement for Paul in any way, but the producers were really grateful that he stepped in to help them finish this last film and Cody is so likeable and charming. It would be a tribute to Paul that Cody carries on the Walker name in the Fast and The Furious movies.”
Walker’s father also persuaded Cody to finish the seventh movie, which comes out in 2015.
“I had a hand in convincing Caleb and Cody,” he was quoted as saying by the NY Daily News. “We had a pep talk because it was something they were obviously very skeptical of doing and I think it helped.”