Paul Walker believed in his heart being his “guide”.
The actor tragically passed away in a car accident on November 30 after leaving a charity event in Santa Clarita, California.
Collider has now posted an emotional interview with the Fast & Furious star, which is believed to have been one of his last.
“Now, I just wanna feel good about what I do. It’s cool to win, but I wanna feel good about it. You can get caught up in the machine of it. We all know not to live above our means. We’re all told to stop and smell the roses. It doesn’t matter the game or the arena, we forget, all the time. You get to a place, and it doesn’t matter what you do, but there’s something to be said about doing it yourself and really being present when you do it. Don’t just show up and mail it in. Nobody can love your dog more than you can love your dog. Nobody can be a better aunt to your niece or your nephew than you can be. It sounds retarded, but that’s where I’m at, in my head,” he told the website.
“We forget and get off track and start thinking with our head too much. If it’s not in your heart, you don’t need it. If your heart is always your guide, then you always make the right decision, even if it hurts. Even if it doesn’t turn out well, if you felt the commitment and you felt the devotion, then you’re winning. I don’t know how I got on this, but I just turned 40 and I’ve been looking back.”
Paul first caught Hollywood’s attention in 1998 movie Meet the Deedles and after that he went on to star in flicks such as Pleasantville and Varsity Blues.
When asked by Collider how he has changed as an actor, he drew upon his sudden rise to fame and how it affected him.
“People that I thought were my friends, way back when, aren’t really my friends. I was this impressionable, innocent kid. I thought I was cool. I had smoked a lot of weed, and done acid and shrooms, so I thought I’d been around the world and knew what was up,” he explained.
“I didn’t realise that not everybody that postures as being your friend is actually your friend. So, I took some lumps and bumps, early on, and it jaded me. It made me somewhat cynical. I realiszd that I was actually just a hot piece of young ass. That sucks, but that was the truth.
“That was a hard lesson for me. It still happens. The industry is still guilty. Now I know, but there’s still a little bit of a chip. I’m still angry at the structure of things. But that’s just the world, in general. It bums me out that it’s like that, but I survived and I came out the other side, and I have more than a handful of legitimate friends now. I think it’s a miracle that I’m still here ‘cause I didn’t even try, and I did everything I could to sabotage this career.”
The exact cause of Paul and Roger Rodas’, who was driving the Porsche in question, deaths are still being examined.
TMZ report “reflective plastic markers” could be to blame, claiming the car could have hit them, causing it to hydroplane and the driver to lose control.
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