Vin Diesel: Fast and Furious 7 'hardest' film he's made

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 July 2014
Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel has confessed continuing to work on 'Fast & Furious 7' after the death of his co-star Paul Walker was one of the hardest things he's ever done

Vin Diesel says 'Fast & Furious 7' was the "hardest movie" he's ever made.

Filming has now wrapped for the seventh instalment of the film franchise and actor Vin Diesel has opened up about the pain of losing his co-star Paul Walker in a tragic car accident in late 2013.

Talking to Access Hollywood, Vin reflected: "It was surreal. Needless to say the hardest movie I've ever done.

"I remember when the tragedy happened. My mother said, 'It's not fair that you have to mourn in front of the world'.

"What's even harder is to mourn and simultaneously pretend that that person is next to you. It's very, very weird."

Paul - who played Brian O'Conner in the films - died in November last year while in the passenger seat of a car being driven by his friend Roger Rodas.

The car burst into flames after hitting a lamppost in California and it's thought that the vehicle could have been travelling at up to 100 miles per hour.

Sadly, Paul died before finishing filming his scenes for 'Fast & Furious 7' and his brothers Caleb and Cody Walker were asked to fill in for their late sibling as a body double, so that the movie could be completed.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson - who also stars in the film - previously confessed that completing the project was "bittersweet".

He shared: "Last day on set, it was bittersweet. It was emotional, it was beautiful. It was amazing, it was sad, it was all those things. We are all in the business we all know and love Paul Walker and we truly lost one of the good ones."

He added: "My number one thought is for his daughter [Meadow Walker]. I believe she is doing okay. I think she's doing as okay as she can."

Fast & Furious 7

  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 20min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Wan
  • Written by: Chris Morgan
  • Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Lucas Black, Jason Statham
  • UK release: 3 April 2015

Deckard (Statham) is a Special Forces assassin determined to get revenge on the team after his brother has been left in a coma. With the shark rapidly receding in the wake of the franchise's waterskis, the latest instalment is insane but has a puppyish desperation to please, and doesn't take itself too seriously.

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