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Vin Diesel Got Over Paul Walker's Death With 'The Last Witch Hunter'? ‘Furious’ Actor Opens Up!

By Marishen Lyle Primero Malulan | October 14, 2015 02:11 PM EDT


Vin Diesel has revealed recently that doing "The Last Witch Hunter" became a great help for him to get over Paul Walker's death in 2013.

Although it was ironic that he was portraying an immortal, the role also pushed him to face reality of dealing with loss for the rest of his life.

In an interview with the Associated Press, the actor said the fact that he portrayed someone who was also grieving helped him act and deal with his own loss.

"The idea that someone immortal could be so melancholy," he revealed. "2014 was a tough year for me in some ways -- a lot of ways.

"Playing a character that was masking his sorrow -- his loss -- was very appropriate for the time, because that's what I was doing in real life with the post-'Furious 7,'" he added.

For his other co-stars though, the next film in the "Furious" franchise would be just what they need to overcome the grief of Walker's death.

"We need a good reason to move on after Paul," Michelle Rodriguez told E! Online back in September. "And being that this is a global franchise now, it's not just the American baby, it's important that we consider moving on and take it seriously."

Even though Paul Walker was not physically here anymore, Vin Diesel and the rest of the "Furious" family was keen on making his legacy last on the franchise. Among their plans were to honor the late actor's wish and vision for the upcoming films.

"'Furious 7′ was for Paul; 8 is from Paul,'" Diesel revealed back in April to MTV.

Diesel also said in the Associated Press interview that Walker would surely love it if his vision came true.

"(Paul Walker) took a lot of pride in this franchise," Vin Diesel was quoted in saying by USA Today. "He'd be smiling down at the idea of us actually doing what we talked about, which is going to the 10th chapter."

Tagged :  Vin Diesel Paul Walker, furious 7, Furious 8, The Last Witch Hunter, death, grief, Michelle Rodriguez


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