“I made a promise to [Paul Walker] that I’d do everything to make [Furious 7] the best movie in history. And here we are with one of the most groundbreaking, important films of the millennium.” – Vin Diesel
On the heels of what may be the greatest installment within the FURIOUS 7 franchise, Vin Diesel sat down with VIBE Magazine to talk all things FURIOUS. During an emotional segment of the interview, Vin relives a memory of Paul Walker:
“The person that used to challenge me the most was Paul Walker. Every time I’d come out of a movie premiere we’d leave everybody else and it’d just be him and I to the side. And he’d always tell me, “The best one is still in the can.” And when the tragedy happened, I made a promise to him that I would do everything to make this the best movie in history.”
Vin also touches on the conception of the FURIOUS franchise stemming from a 1998 VIBE article:
“It’s really wild that you can trace The Fast & The Furious back to a VIBE article. Very cool. When I first got the call to meet with Rob Cohen, who was an executive at the time at Universal, they got this idea about “Racer X,” a film spotlighting that underground illegal street racing culture.”
Michelle Rodriguez also talked with VIBE recently and stated that she wants Rihanna to join the FURIOUS cast.
How EPIC would that be right?!
Read more of Vin’s story over at VIBE HERE.
FURIOUS 7 hits theaters April 3, 2015!