Paul Walker would have turned 44 yesterday. The ‘Fast & Furious‘ star died back in November of 2013 in a fiery car crash. It was a death that shocked Hollywood. Walker was so full of life and love. He was a great father, and he loved to help people. In 2010, he flew to Chile to offer his help and support to the people injured in the 8.8 magnitude earthquake.
He was a great man, and four years after his death, his co-stars are still talking about him. During an interview with Us Weekly, Freddie Prinze Jr. talked about the first time he met Walker back in the late ’90s during an audition for She’s All That.
“When Paul came into audition, I didn’t have cast approval, but I had what they called consultation. I knew Paul was the right guy, and when he finished the audition, I asked if I could excuse myself to go to the bathroom. I ran outside where his car was parked. I said, ‘Hey man, you’re gonna get this job.’ They didn’t pay us anything. It was a small movie. [I said], ‘They’re gonna offer you $25,000, they have $75 in the budget. Don’t say no.’”
As you can see in the video, Freddie got a little choked up while talking about the memory, especially when he found out how much that moment meant to Walker…
“I heard, years later, after he passed away, that he had told his brother and his mom that story. To hear that, that meant a lot to him to share that. I loved that there was still that connection there. As an actor, you don’t want guys to suffer if they don’t have to. Right? You’re like, ‘Dude – you got the part!’ He was a good dude.”