Vin Diesel Remembers Paul Walker With Emotional Throwback Photo While Shooting 'Fast 8'

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Diesel paid tribute to his late 'Fast and Furious' co-star in an Instagram post on Saturday.

Vin Diesel honored late friend and Fast and Furious co-star Paul Walker, who died in a fatal car crash in 2013, in an emotional Instagram post on Saturday.

With production on Fast 8 currently underway, Diesel shared a touching account he had with one of the film's crew members with his social media followers.

"Many of the crew members who have worked on several of the past Fast films are here again to help us make something special," he captioned a throwback photo of himself seated beside Walker. "One of them at the end of the week came up to me and said wow what we are capturing on film is excellent ... And then looked at me and said Paul would be proud."

Two days prior, Diesel also posted a video to his Instagram account in which he shared his thoughts on filming the latest Fast and Furious installment without Walker.

"Coming into shooting Fast 8, I knew that it was gonna be a darker road," he said. "It's amazing how regardless of how successful you are, that you have to go into a dark place to channel a character — to feel a character."

He added, "So, I'm grateful that I have this gym here to escape and kind of balance my emotions, so that I can be effective but try not to take the pain with me."


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Scott Eastwood and Charlize Theron, newcomers to the franchise, will join Diesel and original castmembers Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez and Ludacris onscreen when Fast 8 hits theaters in 2017.