“The Fate Of The Furious”, otherwise known as “Fast 8”, is the first film in the “Fast and Furious” series without Paul Walker, who died tragically in a car crash in 2013.

During an interview, actress Michelle Rodriguez, who plays Letty Ortiz in the franchise, confessed that filming has been difficult in the absence of her late co-star.

Michelle Rodriguez and Paul Walker
Source: Us Weekly

When asked about what was it like filming without Walker, the 28-year-old actress said, “Not easy. I think that’s a big reason why we went dark on this one and why it’s not all fun and games… But at the end of the day, the big picture of it all is that this has become a global monster that’s kind of letting in the 99-per cent through the backdoor into Hollywood that never really created anything for them in the action-movie realm.”


“It was hard to move on without him. He is the essence of why we were excited to come on board because he kept that childhood excitement about that realm and following through in what we were doing. He’s a big part of the family, but at the end of the day, we have a big responsibility, and it’s a global one so we gotta keep on trucking,” she continued.

Source: Digital Spy

Meanwhile, Rodriguez is not the only one going through a hard time. Her co-star, Vin Diesel, recently talked about his emotional breakdown during filming. “I had never done a barbecue scene without him (…) And I just cracked and broke down and had to walk off set to collect myself. That was the only time I wasn’t strong enough to keep it together,” he explained.

The “xXx: Return Of Xander Cage” actor also added, “Then I saw Michelle Rodriguez following me in tears and she came up and hugged me.”

Source: Screener TV

Helmed by F. Gary Gray, “The Fate of the Furious” opens in theatres on 13th April 2017.

For more info, hit up the movie’s Facebook page.

Sources: Toggle, E! News.

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