It took fans by storm when news broke out that Paul Walker, one of the world’s favorite star in Fast and Furious had died in a terrible car accident in 2013, after a Porsche he was riding in lost control and burst into flames.
Five Years on, The Paramount Network is taking a heartfelt look at his life and legacy through a documentary that will soon be airing. It’s the first time his family has spoken out about Paul’s life, and what it was like to lose him so early.
I Am Paul Walker features interviews with his siblings; Caleb, Cody, and Ashlie. His childhood friends, directors he had worked with, and co-stars like Tyrese Gibson.
The documentary reveals that Paul Walker had a tendency to be “one foot in and one foot out” of Hollywood. He always preferred to focus on his family and spend time outdoors. Paul would always say, “My daughter, my surfing — that’s the life and that’s what I care about.” The Fast and the Furious’ director Rob Cohen says Walker would often tell him.
In the film, Paul Walker’s brother Caleb is credited as an executive producer. It also talks about his quiet work as a philanthropist who helped in the effort to rebuild Haiti after its devastating earthquake and established a disaster relief organization, ‘Reach Out Worldwide.’
The Fast and the Furious franchise let his character, Brian O’Conner, ride off into the sunset, choosing to live a quiet life with his wife and child. “If you loved him the way we did, you would say, well, why him and not us?” Gibson says. Cue the waterworks.
I Am Paul Walker premieres August 11 at 9 p.m. Eastern on the Paramount Network. Let’s go and pay tribute to a Paul Walker – the great philanthropist. Save the date!#Rewordit