Jordana Brewster recalled moment Paul Walker reassured her on Fast and Furious set (Picture: Getty)
The pair played on-screen couple Mia Toretto and Brian O’Conner in the action franchise, before Paul’s death in 2013.
Remembering their time together while filming Fast Five, which was released in 2011, Jordana reflected on the moment her late co-star comforted her on set – as they were tasked with doing a scene which saw them running across rooftops.
‘I didn’t realise we’d be jumping off of rooftops. Justin [Lin, director] was smart to do this because I am a bit of a nervous Nellie, and so if he said like, “Okay, you and Paul are going to jump off a roof,” I would have been like, “No, no, no. Please use [my] double”,’ she told Entertainment Weekly.
‘I got to set that day, we were shooting in Puerto Rico, and I had this harness and I was like, “What is this for?” And they’re like, “Oh, well, you’re jumping off a roof and you have to wear the harness with a rope attached.” But then Paul, this sweet Paul, he was like, “I got you. Don’t be nervous — it’s going to be awesome.”’
Jordana also revealed that, while the scene was just as awesome as Paul predicted, she actually injured herself doing the stunt.
Jordana revealed she injured her hand on the shoot (Picture: YouTube)
‘I split my hand open on those roofs,’ she continued. ‘Because we’re jumping from roof to roof and one was really gnarly, and I split my hand open, needed stitches, and Justin reminded me that he kept the bandage on my hand — he didn’t CGI that out. He’s like, “That’s your badge of honour”.’
Fans have been not-so patiently waiting for the ninth instalment in the film franchise to finally come out – with the release date being moved up to June 24 in the UK.
Side note: There is just enough time to re-watch all the other films in preparation.
While we’ve not even got our hands on the upcoming film, Jordana already has her sights set on playing Mia for the next few years.
‘I’d love to play Mia in her 50s or 60s, with what Brian’s kids would be like in their teens or 20s,’ she added to the publication. ‘What are they doing? Am I hiding out somewhere? What’s going on there? Do they get in some s**t that then Vin and I need to rescue them from? I think that would be really fun. So down the line, I think it can keep going and going, because generations to generations and the kids can step up.’
A never-ending Fast and Furious franchise? Count us completely in.
Fast and Furious 9 will be released in cinemas on June 24.
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