Paul Walker Interview, Fast & FuriousPosted by: Sheila Roberts
Having captured the attention of audiences and industry execs alike with his undeniable on-screen presence in a string of supporting roles, Paul Walker found his breakout role as an undercover cop in the 2001 hit film “The Fast and the Furious.” Since then, he has managed a balance of box office hit films and dramatic roles to cement his leap to leading man status. Most recently, Walker displayed his versatility as he transformed on screen into a soldier under the direction of Clint Eastwood in “Flags of Our Fathers”; played an Arctic research scientist in a Disney family adventure, “Eight Below”; and played a New Jersey mobster in the gritty independent feature, “Running Scared.”
In his new film, “Fast & Furious,” Walker re-teams with Vin Diesel for the ultimate chapter of the adrenaline-fueled franchise. Heading back to the streets of L.A., they rejoin Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster to blast muscle, tuner and exotic cars along the crowded streets of the city and across international lines in a high-octane action-thriller from director Justin Lin.
“I didn’t think I was going to make another one,” recalls Walker, of reprising the role of undercover cop/foreign-car aficionado Brian O’Conner for a third time. “And then Neal (producer Neal Moritz) told me about the master plan (to reunite the original foursome). I thought ‘Why not? I’ll have a good time doing it, and I’ll be hanging out with people I like spending time with.”
Brian and Dom (Dominic Toretto, Vin Diesel’s character) have different driving styles that mirror their personalities and perspectives on life. Walker felt those distinctions underscored the real-life dynamic between Diesel and him. “It’s a fun contrast,” he says. “He’s straight up New York, and I’m as California as it gets. But for some reason, we get along really well. It’s the same thing with Brian and Dom.”
MoviesOnline sat down with Paul Walker at the recent Los Angeles press day to talk about “Fast & Furious.” We should mention that the sexy and outspoken Michelle Rodriguez walked by during our interview. Michelle has her own highly favorable opinion of Walker which she made a point of expressing and her words actually made Paul blush, but more on that later. Here’s what he had to tell us:
Q: WHAT CONVINCED YOU TO COME BACK TO THIS FRANCHISE?
PAUL WALKER: Timing, truthfully, right? The writer's strike. I wanted to work. Everyone was available to come back and make, really, the first true sequel and there's never a guarantee about what you're going to go make, especially when you're hoping to make a commercial movie but there's really an audience for it. Universal does their marketing research and they know what they can sell, what there's still an interest for and what their isn't. They said, 'This is a go deal.' I thought, 'Why not? I'll come back, hangout with some friends. What else am I doing right now?' I had taken some time away, and like I said, I just wanted to get back and work and just have fun again.
Q: DID YOU HAVE ANY INPUT INTO THE SCRIPT?
PAUL WALKER: No. That was it, and that's because we were still facing the writer's strike when we went into principal photography. We couldn't make any tweaks.
PAUL WALKER: No. I mean, Vin [Diesel] and I were making the changes that we could, but it's a sensitive issue for Justin [Lin] because he's a writer as well. So here he is, the director, and he's like, 'It's good.'
Q: DID YOU HAVE ANY APPREHENSIONS ABOUT REVISITING THIS CHARACTER?
PAUL WALKER: Yeah. I think that everybody did. My biggest question was, 'Do people really still want to see this?' That was the big one for me. It's been 10 years now, or well, just about. We filmed (the first one) in 2000. I'll round up and call it a decade.
Q: WAIT. THIS WAS FILMED EIGHT YEARS AGO?
PAUL WALKER: No, the very first one. That was in 2000. It came out in '01. Isn't that crazy?
Q: WHY DO YOU THINK AUDIENCES ARE READY TO SEE THIS AGAIN? WHAT IS IT YOU THINK THEY LIKE FROM THIS FRANCHISE ASIDE FROM THE REUNION FACTOR?
PAUL WALKER: I think it just goes back to the first one. I think the first one had the most heart. I don't know. I just think that what Dominic Toretto created, a family. They were basically just a bunch of street kids that had this common interest which is cars. It was either that or gangs. These guys would've probably end up in a lot of trouble, but they all found something that they were passionate about, that they liked and Brian of course comes along and screws it all up. So this is going back to that kind of family. I think that's what the other ones were missing. I loved the second one, it was a lot of fun, but I don't think the second one had the heart that the first one had. The first one had the most heart.
Q: HOW PSYCHED WERE YOU TO KNOW THAT AN AUDIENCE STILL EXISTED FOR THIS AND THAT ALL THE PRINCIPLE PLAYERS WANTED TO COME BACK?
PAUL WALKER: There's still a degree of hesitation. Been there and done that. A couple of years ago I would've probably been like, 'Ahh, I don't know if I want to do it.' But I'm a little older and I like to think a little wiser. I realized that everyone should be so lucky to have a franchise that spans eight years. So, I was like, 'The hell with it. I'm going to come back and make another one and I'm going to smile the whole time.'
Q: DID YOU FEEL THAT YOU AND VIN STILL HAD THAT CHEMISTRY FROM THE FIRST DAY ON THIS SHOOT?
PAUL WALKER: Our chemistry is that we don't have any chemistry. That's the funny thing. He's East Coast and I'm West Coast. We respect each other as human beings and that's about all it takes. We get around (each other) and we laugh. We have two totally different approaches to this whole game.
Q: WHAT ARE THOSE APPROACHES?
PAUL WALKER: This is something that Vin's wanted for a long time and he's worked really hard for it. He created this a long time ago in his mind and I think it's safe to say that it's his life's ambition to be a movie star. For me, it's something that I enjoy doing. It doesn't define me. There are a lot of other things that I like outside of this.
Q: LIKE WHAT?
PAUL WALKER: Oh, gosh. Jujitsu. Travel. Photography.
PAUL WALKER: Cars. Surf. There are a lot of things that I like to do.
Q: IS THERE ANY CAR IN THIS THAT YOU WANTED TO LIVE IN YOUR GARAGE?
PAUL WALKER: There's some pretty cool ones. I've had almost all of them though, that's the thing, at one point or another.
Q: ISN'T YOUR OWN CAR IN THE MOVIE, A QUICK SHOT OF IT?
PAUL WALKER: Yeah, the white one in the background. I've had that since we did the sequel, the second one. I've had that one for a while.
Q: I SAW IT WITH AN AUDIENCE WHO WAS PUMPED TO SEE THIS AND FELT THAT IT WAS OPEN FOR ANOTHER FILM.
PAUL WALKER: Really? You really felt that? Well, we'll see. Right now I'm going, 'Wait. Are you kidding me?' I thought that we were going to close it out with this one. Come back, do the first true sequel and boom. I wanted Tyrese back so bad.
Q: SO YOU'RE NOT CONTRACTED FOR ANOTHER ONE?
PAUL WALKER: No, but there are rumors. I've heard it in the rumor mill.
Q: THEY HAVE TO BUST OUT OF THAT PRISON BUS.
PAUL WALKER: That's right. It's beyond rumors at this point. I've spoken with executives at Universal and they're pretty serious about it. They're developing it. They know where they want it to take place. They want to do it in Europe.
Q: BUT I GUESS THE QUESTION IS IF YOU WOULD WANT TO DO IT?
PAUL WALKER: I don't know. I'd really want everyone to do their due diligence and put time into it. I don't think it'd be too hard to make the very best one yet. I don't think the best one yet has been made yet. If we were going to go make a fifth one, that one would have to be the best one in my mind. Otherwise, let’s not do it.
Q: WILL YOU TRY TO HAVE MORE INPUT INTO THAT SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT?
PAUL WALKER: I know Vin's in there already. So I'd like to get my day in court, too. He's got a big voice and he stays on it. He holds some pretty tight reins. I'm more like, 'Things will come around the way that they're supposed to. Let’s be organic. Let’s sit down and talk and see how it flows.' Vin will be in there going like this and moving things around. But I think that's where we compliment each other. I think that might be a big part of the reason why people think that we have chemistry or whatever it seems to be. It's just that our approaches are so different in everything.
Q: WHY DID YOU WANT TYRESE BACK SO BAD?
PAUL WALKER: Oh, man, he's my brother. I love that guy. I had so much fun with him making the second one. He's just one of those people that's fun to be around. He's just a big kid.
Q: DID YOU LOBBY FOR HIM?
PAUL WALKER: Oh, yeah, like all hell. Justin and I, we tried real hard.
Q: IT SEEMS LIKE HE COULD'VE SHOWN UP IN ONE OF THOSE CARS AT THE END.
PAUL WALKER: That's exactly right, but we should've given him a bigger bone than that, in my opinion.
Q: THE LAST TIME WE TALKED, YOU SPOKE ABOUT DOING A FILM FOR THEM AND THEN A FILM FOR YOURSELF. YOU'RE PUTTING YOURSELF BACK OUT THERE PRETTY BIG FOR THIS. ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT THE ONE FOR YOU PROJECT NOW?
PAUL WALKER: Yeah. I'm looking for it. I'm reading all the time. I've got a couple of things in development and hopefully something will drop. It's good stuff.
MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ WALKS BY DURING OUR INTERVIEW AND CALLS OUT TO PAUL.
MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ: LOOK AT THAT SEXY MO-FO. NOT A BAD ANGLE ON THAT BOY!”
PAUL BLUSHES PINK.
Q: THIS FILM HAS A LOT MORE TECHNOLOGY IN TERMS OF CGI AND PRACTICAL STUFF. DOES THAT BOTHER YOU AS SOMEONE WHO LIKES TO DRIVE? THERE'S PROBABLY MORE COMPUTER THAN YOU IN THE CAR.
PAUL WALKER: We shot a lot of practical in this one. That tunnel sequence, you would think almost all of that was CG but, with the exception of the big crashes and the cars getting completely mangled, those cars were all being driven. The tunnel was CG. The tunnel was just drapes and then later they CG'd in the cave. The driving is practical and that's why the cars look real in those tunnel driving sequences.
Q: SO YOU'RE DRIVING THROUGH A BUNCH OF DRAPES?
PAUL WALKER: That's it, in a giant warehouse.
Q: HOW FUN IS IT GOING INTO THAT WORLD OF MAKE BELIEVE?
PAUL WALKER: I love doing action. I'm still just a big kid. My favorite days are the days that I get to show up on a movie like this and I get to run and jump and blast dudes around, hop over fences. That was the first week for me on this one. For the first week I was the only returning actor that showed up everyday. It was great. I got to come in and I got to know Justin real well and I got to get really friendly with the crew and get real comfortable and find my zone. Then Vin popped in. Then Jordana [Brewster] popped in. I really liked the way that this one started out. It was fun. You make 'Fast & Furious' to run around and go have a good time. The second they take that away from me, which they did a lot in this one, I get real angry. All the driving stuff. In the first one the insurance policies weren't too high, but nowadays forget about it.
Q: DO YOU HAVE A REAL NEED FOR SPEED IN YOUR OWN LIFE?
PAUL WALKER: I race all the time. I was just at the track on Wednesday. I have to drive a truck around the street. I can't drive a car. That's trouble.
Q: HAVE YOU EVER GOTTEN CAUGHT?
PAUL WALKER: I did when I was younger.
Q: ARE YOU MORE INTO IMPORTS OR DOMESTICS?
PAUL WALKER: All across the board, from the Euros to Japanese to domestics. I like them all.
Q: WHAT'S THE LATEST ONE THAT YOU BOUGHT?
PAUL WALKER: The latest one that I put in the garage, it's been a little while. An R35, the new Skyline. I have a 997, a Porsche GT3. That's the most recent one.
Q: WHICH OF THE BIG SUMMER MOVIES ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING?
PAUL WALKER: The 'Terminator' could be fun. Christian Bale. I love those. The first one and the second one...the second one came out in '91. I went on a trip after I'd just graduated high school and that was the first movie, I think, that cost over a $100 million to make. I went with my friends to go see it. We lost our minds. Did that just blow you away or what? That movie was unbelievable.
Q: DO YOU THINK THEY COULD GET BACK TO THAT?
PAUL WALKER: Yeah, hopefully. It's hard to reinvent it right now. It's hard to bring anything new out. We've just about seen it all and then something will come along like '300' and we go, 'Wow. I haven't see that.' I loved '300'.
Q: HAVE YOU TRIED TO TURN ANY OF YOUR OTHER INTERESTS INTO A LIVING AND MAYBE STOP ACTING AT SOME POINT?
PAUL WALKER: I talk about that all the time, but the truth of the matter is I think if I could just keep a rhythm of cutting out and then getting back in, if I could find a healthy balance, which I'm still struggling to find, that'd be perfect. Come back, maybe do a movie a year. I like making small movies, to be honest. That's probably my favorite, coming in and working really hard for eight weeks. The ones that no one sees, those are the most gratifying ones. I don't know what it is.
Q: I WAS GOING TO ASK YOU ABOUT THAT. IS ART AS IMPORTANT TO YOU RIGHT NOW AS MONEY IN YOUR CAREER?
PAUL WALKER: I take care of a lot of people. I like supporting people, helping out where I can. But the money for me, I live real simply aside from my cars. I don't really have a whole lot, not a lot of flash. That's for sure. I'm in a position where I'm going, 'Hey, you know what, money does come relatively easy for me. People have to work really hard for it over there.' For me to walk away from that I think would be pretty chump when I think I can just kick people down. That's my family. My mom is getting older. I want my mom to retire even though she refuses to.
Q: HOW MUCH OF THAT WAS YOU RUNNING AROUND THE ROOFTOPS OF L.A.?
PAUL WALKER: I did all of it. I did all that, but that gap that you see me hurdle that wasn't there.
Q: THAT WASN'T YOU?
PAUL WALKER: That was me. But there was a piece of green cloth laying down right there [laughs]. I jumped green cloth.
Q: YOU DID VERY WELL.
PAUL WALKER: Thank you. I could've done it for real.
Q: I THINK THIS IS A GOOD DATE MOVIE, THERE'S SOMETHING FOR GIRLS AND GUYS. WHY DO YOU THINK THIS FILM WILL APPEAL?
PAUL WALKER: I don't know. It's hard for me to be objective like that. I saw it for the first time last night. It's like I know what we set out to make and I just always want everything. I want to have my cake and eat it, too. I don't know what it is, but this fulfills a certain part, a certain piece, but it's not everything. That's why you do this one and then go make something like a 'Running Scared'. That's my favorite movie that I've been in by far. I loved that movie.
Q: WERE YOU TALKING ABOUT MAKING ANOTHER FILM?
PAUL WALKER: With Wayne [Kramer]. We still talk about it.
Q: WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THAT?
PAUL WALKER: Talk is cheap. It's just hard. Getting everything to line up, financing, all of that. There's a cool off period for me, too. I took a little too much time away so I didn't have the...they couldn't really justify throwing X amount of dollars on me to go and make another small movie with Wayne Kramer. But something like this increases those odds. So that's what we're hoping for right now.
Q: HAVE YOU SHOT ANYTHING SINCE 'FAST & FURIOUS'?
PAUL WALKER: Yeah. I did one for Clint Culpepper at Screen Gems called - the title is going to change -It's called 'Bone Deep'.
Q: WHAT'S THE NEW TITLE? IT"S GOT T.I . IN IT?
PAUL WALKER: I don't know yet. It's got T.I. and Chris Brown.
Q: WHO DO YOU PLAY IN THAT?
PAUL WALKER: I play a good bad guy. If you were to take 'Heat' and cross that with 'Point Break', that's 'Bone Deep'. It's fun. It's the same audience. It's the 'Fast & Furious' audience.
Q: 'POINT BREAK' WAS A REAL CLASSIC FOR SOME PEOPLE. WERE YOU A FAN OF THAT?
PAUL WALKER: Oh yeah, big time.
Q: WHAT CAN PEOPLE LOOK FORWARD TO IN 'BONE DEEP'? WHAT'S THE STORY?
PAUL WALKER: I'll tell you something that's pretty interesting, actually. The guy that wrote it, this guy John Luessenhop, you guys remember the 'Italian Job' heist? That was this screenplay. The way that they boosted that armored truck, well somebody stole it. We were the original. We're just coming out a little bit later. That's all I'm going to say.
PAUL WALKER: Yeah, that's the background. That's the truth right there. So in the movie, now that it was finally going, John was like, 'You know what, we have to come up with something new, a different way to pull this off heist.' I hope that I didn't reveal too much by saying this.
Q: SO IT'S A HEIST MOVIE?
PAUL WALKER: Yeah, it's a heist movie and at one point they talked about completely deviating from that, going in a completely different direction and coming up with something else and then decided, 'No, you know what, we were first. I was the one that wrote it. We're going to refer to it as "The Italian Job" in the movie. We're going to pull the "Italian Job".' I thought that was pretty cool. It's fun. You guys probably talk to Hayden [Christiansen] a lot. I liked Hayden a lot. That was a cool cast. Chris Brown is good kid. That stuff that's going around about himâ€¦
Q: WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT HIS SITUATION RIGHT NOW?
PAUL WALKER: It sucks, bro. Everybody screws up. People do dumb stuff. I'm not saying that I don't sympathize with her. What went down went down, but he's a really good kid and he screwed up. That's it. Top of the world. He's got a lot going for him. What is he, maybe 20 now? He was 19 when we were working together. He's dealing with a lot. He's got a really sweet spirit and I know he's going to be fine. He's going to make it through this and he's going to be good. I just hope that it doesn't mess him up. I want him to be the way that he was at the end of this.
Q: HAS THE PRESS MADE TOO BIG A DEAL OF THIS? DO YOU THINK THE PRESS PLAYS A ROLE IN THINGS LIKE THAT, FRAMING THESE SITUATIONS?
PAUL WALKER: Yeah. If you were to ask her, what do you think she would say? Did she forgive him? It appears like it, right.
Q: THE CITY PROSECUTOR DOESN'T THINK SO.
PAUL WALKER: Yeah. She loves him. She knows the situation. She knows the story. I think she's a smart girl. She's sticking around. I'm sure he's plenty sorry.
Q: PUBLIC OPINION IS AGAINST HIM.
PAUL WALKER: Yeah. I'm not.
Q: DID YOU DO A LOT OF YOUR OWN DRIVING IN THIS FILM?
PAUL WALKER: Not in this one. On the first one we did a lot. Well, I did. Vin couldn't drive so he didn't do a lot of it. He didn't know how to drive stick.
PAUL WALKER: No. He's from New York. He'd never driven a manual transmission before. They still give him an automatic. I don't know if you notice or not.
Q: YEAH. HE'S GOT THE POWER SHIFTER.
PAUL WALKER: Yeah, the guy has two left feet.
Q: DID THEY STICK YOU IN A CAR ON THE GREEN SCREEN, IS THAT HOW IT WAS ALL DONE?
PAUL WALKER: No. Most of it was shot practical with the second unit. A good friend of mine is my stunt double. Our mothers went to high school together. That's how long I've known this guy.
Q: DO YOU REGRET THAT YOU COULDN'T DO YOUR OWN DRIVING IN THIS?
PAUL WALKER: Do I regret it? Oh, it pissed me off actually.
Q: THE DRIVING THROUGH THE DRAPES?
PAUL WALKER: It'd still be fun.
Q: SO THE REAL ISSUE IS IF YOU GUYS GO TO EUROPE AND DO ANOTHER ONE, CAN YOU DEMAND IN YOUR CONTRACT THAT YOU GET TO DO CERTAIN STUNTS?
PAUL WALKER: They wouldn't get any insurance. There's no way, not with the money that they would have to throw down, the studio for that investment. If I got hurt, whoa.
Q: MOST OF US THINK THIS FILM WILL OPEN BIG. WHERE DO YOU WANT TO SEE YOUR CHARACTER GO BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE FILM IT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING NEW WILL HAPPEN?
PAUL WALKER: Yeah. I have to tell you, too, that was a hard thing, me coming back and just accepting the screenplay that we had. I was like, 'I'm sorry, but that's not where Brian is at in his head.' I just didn't feel like he would be in that world as an FBI agent. I just didn't feel that it was right. I feel like in his mind he had already decided that he was out and that this wasn't for him after letting the Dom character go in the first one and after what happened with him and Tyrese in the second one. So I was surprised to see that, like, 'What? He's a Fed?'
Q: YEAH. THE CHARACTER ALWAYS SEEMED CONFLICTED ABOUT WHERE HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE.
PAUL WALKER: Yeah. He hasn't figured it out yet? So by the end of this one I think that Brian is where I already felt that he was. It was a serious discussion we had, but like I said, the writer's strike, they weren't having it. They were like, 'Leave it. This is where we're at.' I was like, 'Oh, man.'
Q: DID YOU FEEL RUSHED WHILE YOU WERE MAKING THIS BECAUSE OF THE STRIKE?
PAUL WALKER: Going into the actor's strike and all of that potentially? Yeah. We had an out. I think we had a buffer because we started by a certain time. I think that we had a month, a month's space.
Q: HOW WAS WORKING WITH JUSTIN LIN AS YOUR DIRECTOR ON THIS?
PAUL WALKER: He's a really good guy. You've probably interviewed him before. I like him a lot, a really good person. To me that guy is the American dream. His parents emigrated here and worked really, really hard. His father has a fried chicken outfit. He's never missed a single day of work in more than 35 years, working with greasy chicken everyday. Justin went through school and got good grades and made it into UCLA Film School. He rolled the dice on himself, maxed out his credit cards and now he's making big studio movies. He's got a great attitude, by the way.
Q: HOW WOULD YOU COMPARE HIM TO ROB COHEN?
PAUL WALKER: Rob is so different. Rob is crazy. I love Rob. I refer to Rob as my movie dad because right out of the gate he's the guy that I worked with twice. I did 'The Skulls' and then did this one with him. He's kind of a mentor, if you will, an example of what not to do [laughs]. 'Paul, don't do this. Don't do that. Please, avoid this one over here.' 'Oh, yeah. How do you know?' 'I did them all.'
Q: DO YOU LISTEN TO HIS EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF ADVICE?
PAUL WALKER: Yeah, most of it. I knew it was coming from the right place.
Q: DO YOU THINK A CAR DEFINES ITS DRIVER, THAT WHAT KIND OF CAR YOU HAVE IS WHO YOU ARE?
PAUL WALKER: I don't know. I think it's a reflection -
Q: MAYBE IF YOU'RE IN HIGH SCHOOL.
PAUL WALKER: Yeah. It's tastes. I don't know. Not so much.
Q: YOU'RE NOT DRIVING A CHEVY VEGA THOUGH.
PAUL WALKER: No, I'm not. My first car was an '86 Ford Ranger pickup. What was I doing at the time? Going to the beach, motorcycles, all of that stuff.
Q: WHAT KIND OF PHOTOGRAPHY ARE YOU DOING?
PAUL WALKER: A lot of landscape, portraits. I do a lot of different stuff. I just started playing with filters, more image manipulation, I guess. I used to like shooting things as they were in all just natural light and now I'm at a point where anything I look at I'm trying to figure out how to obscure it and make it look more abstract or a little different. I hope one day to have a gallery. That'd be really fun. I love Peter Lik. You've probably seen his galleries. He's a landscape and nature photographer. I really like his stuff.
Q: WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO A COFFEE TABLE BOOK OR SOMETHING?
PAUL WALKER: Yeah, something like that with traveling. I travel so much just doing this. I'm taking off on an international press tour here on Sunday.
Q: WHERE ARE YOU GOING FOR THAT?
PAUL WALKER: Where am I not going? It's crazy. The only bummer is that I don't really get to spend any real time there. It's just pop in and pop out, but I'll run out and get a couple of photos wherever I stop and see if I can't come back and put together something cool.
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE SUBJECT MATTER TO SHOOT?
PAUL WALKER: I like it all. I really do. It started with people. It was my daughter. I started shooting her a lot. Then I like to go hiking. I hike a lot and I started photographing flowers and different plants and different plants and weird bugs. The next thing I knew I had a macro lens and was just trying to better figure out how to shoot stuff.
Q: WHAT KIND OF CAMERA DO YOU USE?
PAUL WALKER: I'm shooting with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II.
Q: HOW OLD IS YOUR DAUGHTER NOW?
PAUL WALKER: She's 10.
Q: I GUESS SHE WAS ABOUT -
PAUL WALKER: She was two.
Q: WHEN WE FIRST INTERVIEWED YOU, YEAH. HOW DO YOU BALANCE THIS CAREER WITH BEING A DAD?
PAUL WALKER: That's life, right, finding that balance. I'm not even close, but I'm getting better.
Q: WHAT'S THE COOLEST THING ABOUT WORKING WITH MICHELLE [RODRIGUEZ]?
PAUL WALKER: You saw it. She's fun. She's just call it out however she sees it. She does not hold back. I respect that about her. There aren't enough people like that in my opinion. That girl does not beat around the bush.
Q: SHE'S NOT TYPICAL HOLLYWOOD.
PAUL WALKER: No.
Q: YOU’RE VERY HONEST YOURSELF.
PAUL WALKER: Thank you [laughs].
“Fast & Furious” opens in theaters on April 3rd.