Vin Diesel: Furious 7 was tough

Hollywood star Vin Diesel has revealed he found 'Furious 7' to be the toughest movie he's ever had to make because of the tragic death of his friend and co-star Paul Walker in 2013.

Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel found 'Furious 7' to be his "hardest movie" to make because of Paul Walker's death.

The 47-year-old actor became noticeably emotional several times as he spoke about his close friend and co-star - who died in a car crash at the age of 40 in 2013 - at a screening of the latest installment of the action franchise in California on Monday night (16.03.15).

He reflected: "This was a labour of love, and in some ways hardest movie I've ever had to do, because the relationships that you see on film are so real.

"When the tragedy happened, I lost my best friend. I lost my brother."

At that stage, the action star - who recently announced the arrival of his third child with long-time partner Paloma Jimenez - paused as he was overcome by emotion, but was reassured by the audience.

One person shouted: "You've got family here, Vin."

And Vin, speaking of his close friend, added: "We truly made this for you."

In an interview last year, Vin expressed regret that Paul - who he nicknamed 'Pablo' - would never get to see the finished production of 'Furious 7'.

He said: "We all went above and beyond to make Pablo proud, but man, I wish he could see what we have created and just how far we have come."

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