Jordana Brewster of Fast and Furious 7 had some lovely things to say about the late Paul Walker, with whom she starred in the heart-stopping film franchise.
Jordana Brewster made a promotional appearance on Popcorn with Peter Travers on Friday to talk about Walker, who played her on-screen love interest for almost 15 years.
“I remember this guy with blond highlights walking into this room, thinking how gorgeous he was,” Brewster recalled of their first meeting.
Jordana Brewster said what impressed her most about Walker, who ironically died in a car wreck during production in November 2013, is that he did most of his own stunts for this new movie.
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“He was truly a black belt and I didn’t know that till ‘Fast 5.’ He was just such a humble dude,” she said. “Not boastful, which is so not Hollywood. That just speaks volumes about him.”
The 34-year-old actress said the news of Paul Walker’s death was impossible to grasp.
“I just couldn’t believe it,” said Jordana Brewster.
It has been reported that the cast were honored and excited to return to production to finish the film for their friend and colleague, and Jordana said the mood on set was special.
“It was very supportive and loving,” said Jordana Brewster. “It wasn’t just about the cast banding together, but also the crew … What was beautiful about the set was everybody tried to maintain a sense of decorum and professionalism, but if one of us lost it suddenly in the makeup chair, we were there to support them.”