Gary Gray .— Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel and Tyrese Gibson — had gathered to shoot the traditional barbecue scene hosted by Diesel's Dom Toretto.
That's when Diesel, 49, says it fully hit him that Walker, who died in a car crash in 2013 while shooting 2015's character Brian O'Conner,"I had never done a barbecue scene without him.
But the whole point of Cuba was an homage, pulling Paul into the opening sequence of," says Diesel.
"The sequence was answering something Paul would always tell me as producer: 'Vin, we need more racing, more racing.' Cuba was a glorified race sequence in a place and environment that allowed for an old-school racing sequence."also gives another big nod to Walker in the story, which Diesel calls "the greatest tribute."As to whether Walker would have appreciated the eighth movie, Diesel takes a long pause before answering."I’m afraid to ask him.
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He also starred in films such as Joy Ride (2001), Timeline (2003), Into the Blue (2005), Eight Below, and Running Scared (2006).And every time I had ever done a barbecue scene, the first thing I was always asked is, 'Where does Paul sit? ' And that wasn’t happening," says Diesel, "And I just cracked and broke down and had to walk off set to collect myself.That was the only time I wasn’t strong enough to keep it together." family before Walker died."So when tragedy hit, I felt it as well.Although they haven't married (yet), Vin Diesel and current girlfriend (maybe wife) Paloma Jimenez have three children together.The youngest, Pauline, is named in honor of Vin Diesel's costar and best friend, Paul Walker.Walker, who played Brian O'Conner in six 'Fast & Furious' movies, died in 2013.For the eighth film, "respecting Paul's legacy was part of every major choice that happened," says director F.Explaining Paul's advice when he was expecting his first child, Vin recalled: 'I can remember just like yesterday he said that to me, "A lot of tough guys will tell you to wait in the hallway, don't go in the delivery room," 'As I'm cutting the umbilical cord, I'm thinking to myself it's all because Paul Walker told me to go into the delivery room and so once it came time to sign the name, I started writing "Paul" and then just added I-N-E.'He said: 'Now when I think about it I feel blessed that I'm able to carry on and talk about how wonderful a person he was and how special a person he was.He's really the best of us, he was that selfless and he was such an important figure in my life.' Vin even revealed that he had contemplated taking a year out of the movie business to grieve after the 40-year-old much-loved actor but had been brought out of an early retirement by his latest film, The Last Witch Hunter, when producers secured British actor Michael Caine to take part.Three films that he was involved in at the time were released posthumously: Hours (2013), Brick Mansions (2014), and Furious 7 (2015, which he had not completed filming).The song "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth, which appeared on the Furious 7 soundtrack, is a tribute to Walker.