Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has open up about last year’s death of his friend and colleague, Paul Walker.
“The biggest pain I felt was for his family, his daughter,” Johnson told Yahoo Movies on Monday while he was promoting his upcoming film, Hercules, at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
Marking the first time Johnson has talked at length about the loss of his co-star, the 41-year-old star opened up about honoring Walker in the high speed film franchise and making sure his character, Brian O’Conner, has a fitting finale.
“It’s very important for everybody involved, of course,” Johnson said. “It’s not easy, and it’s a challenge when you have something like this — a beloved person. Paul, as you guys know, he was truly one of the good guys — a great dude, who didn’t take himself seriously, loved what he did, understood the business of the business. You got the real deal, genuine guy when you got him. So it’s important for everybody to creatively honor him in the best way that we possibly can.”