Paul Walker was ‘reckless with his life’ says actor’s father

Paul WalkerThe latest installment in the Fast and Furious series may still be doing well at the box office, but late actor Paul Walker‘s father is still struggling with the unfortunate loss of his son.

“Paul was kind of reckless with his life. Whether it was performing his own stunts, he’d tell stuntmen, ‘I’m not afraid of anything.’ Paul did stuff that stuntmen wouldn’t do,” Paul Walker Sr., 71, told Daily Mail Online.

He also spoke about how his son’s death has impacted his everyday life, saying, “I don’t go out as much anymore because Paul’s death took a lot out of me.

“I’ve got my good friends, who I stay in touch with, and they’ve been so supportive and nice to me. The best way I know how to look at it is that God just took him home. That’s the biggest comfort I can find.”

Paul, who also appeared in films such as Timeline, Into The Blue and Takers, died in a car crash at the age of 40 in 2013. At that time, Walker was in the midst of filming Furious 7 (2015).

Fate of the Furious (2017), which is the eighth film in the franchise, is the first film in the series that did not feature Paul.

Although it has nearly been four years since the actor died, his father admittedly still finds it hard to deal with the thought of not having his son. Despite not being sure about it, he decided to check out the latest film.

“I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to see it,” Walker Sr. said. “But when I did, thankfully I was surrounded by friends, some who knew Paul since when he was a little kid, and it was really wonderful.”

His father also spoke about Paul’s fellow cast members, who worked with him throughout various different films in the series.

“I think the cast and the directors did Paul proud. I hope the cast all become a bunch of old, toothless men before they stop making them. Paul would be very happy that they made another one.” ~Brenden Zerihun

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  1. Lloyd • May 11, 2017 @ 12:41 PM

    “Fate of the Furious (2017), which is the eighth film in the franchise, is the first film in the series that did not feature Paul.” Incorrect, he was not featured in Tokyo Drift, the 3rd in the series.

  2. MA • May 11, 2017 @ 1:34 PM

    Such a shame but typical of the young, think they are invincible till something like this happens. My heart goes out to his father who knows this death was not necessary at all….to lose his son for no good reason other than being reckless, makes it all seem so senseless.

  3. Melissa • May 11, 2017 @ 2:44 PM

    None of the originals were in Tokyo Drift, doesn’t really count as a Fast and Furious movie. I feel for the father, it’s so hard to lose your child, no matter what age. I can’t imagine the pain.

  4. Jenna Misener • May 11, 2017 @ 4:02 PM

    Paul walker had a small cameo in tokeyo drift so technically I think it’s eighth

  5. Mia • May 11, 2017 @ 7:09 PM

    Corrections: It is now the second movie of the franchise without PW… Every movie after will just be third, fourth, etc; Tokyo Drift is very much a part of the series, don’t count it out, that’s Han’s story (just doesn’t fit in the order you think it should); VD makes the appearance at the end of Tokyo Drift, not PW!

  6. Teresa • May 11, 2017 @ 10:56 PM

    I know its the movies but he died the same way many people who idolized him in the movies he made did.
    He was reckless and didn’t care enough about his family to behave like an adult. Sorry he died how he did but at least they didn’t take anyone not driving like idiots with them.

  7. Belle • May 13, 2017 @ 8:45 PM

    Any time someone “younger” dies is a darn shame. At this point I would hope Paul’s father gets someone’s help so he can start living life the way he should be.

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