Vin Diesel Posts Emotional Tribute To Paul Walker On Set Of ‘Fast 8’

By : Alex Watt |


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It’s been two-and-a-half years since we tragically lost Paul Walker, and his Fast and Furious co-star Vin Diesel has posted another emotional tribute to his late friend.

Diesel, 48, is currently shooting Fast 8 and he posted a message on his Instagram page from the set of the film, sharing a touching account he had with one of the crew members.

And this one will definitely hit you right in the feels.

In the caption, alongside a photo of him and Walker smiling, Diesel wrote:

Many of the crew members who have worked on several of the past Fast films are here again to help us make something special. One of them at the end of the week came up to me and said wow what we are capturing on film is excellent… And then looked at me and said Paul would be proud.

Two days prior to this, Diesel also posted a video to his Instagram account to share his thoughts on filming the latest installment of the Fast and Furious franchise without Paul Walker.

Dom state of mind…

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He said:

Coming into shooting Fast 8, I knew that it was gonna be a darker road. It’s amazing how regardless of how successful you are, that you have to go into a dark place to channel a character — to feel a character. So, I’m grateful that I have this gym here to escape and kind of balance my emotions, so that I can be effective but try not to take the pain with me.

Fast 8 is due for release in 2017, with Diesel set to be joined by stars including Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Charlize Theron, Scott Eastwood, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez and Ludacris.


Hollywood Reporter