Paul Walker’s tragic death on November 30 at just 40 years old has sent Hollywood reeling. Now, Entertainment Tonight has released the star’s final interview with the show and, sadly, some of his answers are particularly haunting in light of this weekend’s fatal auto accident.
“Before Fast and Furious 6, were you always into cars? Like was this the guy, macho thing for you?” ET asks.
“Not a macho thing,” Paul responds. “It’s funny. I grew up huntin' and fishing and I’ve always been into archery, I’ve always been into cars.” Despite those activities always being associated as being “real guy things to do,” Paul says “in my family, that was just stuff we did.”
Paul’s grandfather raced Mustangs and had his own shop. “It’s just a part of my DNA,” the self-proclaimed “speed demon” says of car racing. A car race is “nothing” for him, he explains.
Is the same true for Paul’s 15-year-old daughter, Meadow, ET asks? Does she ever visit her dad on set to see the cool cars?
“My biggest concern as a parent you want to be protective,” he says, seeming to reference the fast-paced lifestyle portrayed in the Fast and Furious franchise. “There’s been kind of a perspective switch with me, which is more now, you know what, if she wants to see it, she’s going to see it and she might as well see it with me.”
“What would you do if you found out your daughter was driving your car, Daddy’s car, the way you drive in the movies?” asks ET.
“I think she’s going to be a hell of a driver,” Paul says with a grin. “As long as she can pull it off clean and not get caught.”
If you’re not tearing up yet, Paul adds that as of the interview he had yet to see Fast and Furious 6. “I save it for the premiere,” he says, adding that the filming experience was nothing but “positive” and he doesn’t want to talk about Fast and Furious 7 quite yet. “It’s like counting your chickens before they hatch.”
“The dream is to have it all. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too?” he concludes. “You only live one time. I want to get it all in.”
Source: Entertainment Tonight