With the upcoming release of Furious 7, a franchise continues without one of its key players. The Fast and the Furious star Jordana Brewster reflected on the loss of the late Paul Walker, as the one-year anniversary of his death approaches.
The American Heist star, 34, opened up to Us Weekly at a Dsquared2 Party in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 28, touching on the November 2013 passing of Walker, who died at the age of 40 in a car crash.
"It's weird because like with anyone who's grieving, we're coming up on a year so that gets really hard," Brewster told Us. "There are days that are really, really hard and really raw. It's tough."
The actress and Walker were a part of the franchise from the very start, beginning with the inaugural 2001 film. In April 2015, the final movie with the late star will hit theaters. Walker began shooting scenes for the seventh installment before his untimely passing, and his brothers Cody and Caleb Walker have stepped in to finish his work after his death.
"I've seen the trailer and the trailer's amazing and he's amazing in it," Brewster told Us of Walker's part in the upcoming Furious 7. "I don't know how they're handling it but the trailer comes out Saturday and it's phenomenal, it looks great."
She went on to add that the year has gone by quickly, "especially when you feel like he's still here in some ways."
The gorgeous Dallas alum also recently spoke to Cosmopolitan for Latinas about her life without Walker.
"It's the most difficult, intense thing I've ever been through," she told the mag. "Just yesterday, I had a moment where I thought, Oh my God, I'm never going to feel the way I felt when I hugged him. We shared so many years of friendship, and he embraced life so much. The thing about Paul is he said hello to everybody. He didn't see people as different."
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