Vin Diesel Talks About Paul Walker at CinemaCon 2017

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Vin Diesel attended CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Wednesday to treat fans to an early screening of his upcoming film, The Fate of the Furious, but what they didn’t know was that they’d also be treated to an emotional speech from the actor. The movie is the first one from The Fast and the Furious franchise that Paul Walker was not a part of, but Vin revealed that the late actor wanted to do an eighth film, which is the main reason the cast moved forward with it. “It was Paul Walker who promised eight. It played over and over again in my brain,” he told the audience. “Part of Paul’s legacy lives through every frame that we shoot. You are reminded of this angel that was so integral to this concept of brotherhood for our millennium. There’s something beautiful about that. There’s something celebratory about that.”

Vin then reportedly teared up before stating, “I always feel like he’s looking down on us, so we didn’t want to let him down.” The Fate of the Furious hits theaters on April 14, and the soundtrack already sounds like our Summer playlist.

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