We all know that Paul Walker’s character is given a tasteful but emotional send-off in Furious 7. But while audience members may need to bust out the tissues, it was most intense for his fellow cast members, including Vin Diesel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, and Jordana Brewster, who became his friends over the course of the 15-year franchise (Tyrese is even wearing Walker’s face on his shirt).”That’s incredibly emotional,” The Rock said in an interview with MTV. “It was emotional for me, it’s emotional for audiences when they see it because I love Paul, and I miss that man. I really miss him. He was like a brother. He was like a brother to all of us.”
Diesel also had kind words for the way everyone handled the loss of his friend (and his child’s namesake) as a united front. “Everyone involved, from the cast, the director, the writers, the producers and the studio, I think everyone came together and brilliantly honored this angel.”
The Gossip Table has more on Diesel’s tribute to Walker.