Vin Diesel Works With Paul Walker's Brothers: 'To the Parents, You Raised Some Great Kids'
As Universal's Fast & Furious 7 continues production after Paul Walker's death, Vin Diesel is a fan of Caleb and Cody Walker.
The car-racing film has enlisted the help of Paul Walker's brothers to finish the scenes that were not completed before the actor's tragic death in November. Diesel posted a photo to Facebook on Monday of himself on set with Caleb and Cody, with a note for their parents: "After spending time with his biological brothers, I must say to the parents, you raised some great kids."
Walker, the oldest of five siblings, had shot most of his dramatic work before he was killed in a fiery car crash in Valencia, Calif., over the Thanksgiving break.
Diesel's note also included his reaction to the news of his co-star's death. "When I heard the news, I left the production, grabbed a plane and took my family and Michelle back to LA... drove directly to his parent's house... His Father said, Paul loved you Vin... I awkwardly and nervously said, aw come on... then he said... you don't have to get along every second to love each other... so true."
After the accident, Universal put production of the film on hold for several months. After director James Wan, writer Chris Morgan and Universal pored over existing footage and tweaked the script, production resumed in April, with the two brothers on set.
“We came together and all felt the only choice was to continue. We believe our fans want that, and we believe Paul would want that too,” said the initial statement released last week. “Having [Paul's brothers] on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us too."