Jordana Brewster introduces Paul Walker tribute at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards
Jordana Brewster at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Jordana Brewster and Vin Diesel’s Paul Walker Tribute Was Touching
Fast & Furious star Jordana Brewster paid tribute to her former co-star Paul Walker at the MTV Movie Awards last night (April 13).
The 33-year-old said the late actor had the power to make people “feel like the most important person in the world.”
"This past November, tragedy struck when Paul Walker’s life shockingly ended. The immense outpouring of grief around the world was a reflection of the kind of man Paul was," the actress began.
"He was so, so special. I was lucky enough to work with him over the last 15 years and witness the generosity of his heart every day I was with him.
"He was humble, he thought about others. Whether you knew Paul for five minutes or a close friend, he made you feel like the most important person in the world.”
She continued: “For Paul, every day was an adventure to be tackled and he wanted to make a difference in this world. Whether he was tagging great white sharks for research or helping victims of natural disasters through his organization Reach Out Worldwide, Paul’s kindness was pure.
"He never asked for credit or glory. He was just a really good guy. His charm, wit, spirit and his beautiful smile will live because he will always be in our hearts and he will remain an inspiration to live life to the fullest.”
Vin Diesel also added to the tribute during footage of Walker’s film career and humanitarian efforts.
"The world saw his magic onscreen, the world saw his philanthropic endeavors, yet I wish the world could’ve seen how special a brother he was," Diesel said.
Brewster recently opened up about the loss of Walker, adding that he was “more beautiful inside than out.”
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His Fast & Furious co-star Jordana Brewster will introduce the segment.
The MTV Movie Awards will honor the passing of Fast & Furious star Paul Walker at this year’s ceremony.
Paul’s co-star Jordana Brewster will remember her friend, who died in a fiery car crash over Thanksgiving weekend last year, and introduce a special video tribute to his memory during the program
“Paul Walker was a role model for the MTV audience since the very beginning of his too-short career. Our audience grew up with him, from ‘Varsity Blues’ to the ‘Furious’ franchise,” MTV president Stephen Friedman told the Los Angeles Times. “He was a movie star but one that they could relate to.”
Separate from the tribute, Paul and his Fast & Furious co-star Vin Diesel will compete for the Best On-Screen Duo award. The duo took home the award in 2002 after the first Fast & Furious movie.
“Paul’s humanity and kindness clearly showed through every role. We’re honored to be able to spend a moment in this year’s Movie Awards to celebrate him,” Stephen said.
The tribute video will feature clips from Paul’s “too-short” career, but won’t show scenes from the upcoming Fast & Furious 7 due to the tribute’s “serious reflection on Paul’s legacy,” according to the LA Times.
Paul presented at last year’s awards with his co-stars Jordana, Vin and Michelle Rodriguez.
The MTV Movie Awards air on Sunday, April 13 at 9 p.m.
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"I’m sure it will be very bittersweet," the 33-year-old star told E! News at the Marie ClaireFresh Faces party on Tuesday night at Soho House in West Hollywood, Calif. “We all just want to honor Paul going back.”
Production on the franchise’s seventh film officially resumed in mid-March, less than four months after the death of Walker, who died in a fiery car crash in late November.
The late star had already shot a number of scenes for the film, his sixth appearance in the series (having not appeared in The Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift), when he was killed in a car crash Nov. 30 at the age of 40.
"I’m looking forward to being back with the Fast family, but there’s definitely a key element missing,” Brewster admitted with a heavy heart.
It’s not known yet how the movie is going to handle saying goodbye to Walker’s character Brian O’Conner, but he will be in the film, although Brewster could not divulge any details.
"That’s all under lock and key. I’m not able to say anything," the mother of one admitted.
After Walker’s death, Universal released a statement saying it is “our responsibility to shut down production on Fast & Furious 7 for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise.”
Vin Diesel has been keeping fans up to date with filming via his Facebook page and recently shared a video in which he’s training with Walker’s former jiu jitsu teacher for what he says will be the “best fight ever” in the Fast and Furious saga.
Fast & Furious 7 is due to hit theaters on April 10, 2015. (E! Online and Universal Pictures are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)