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Michelle Rodriguez Slams Documentary, Says Her Paul Walker ‘Jealous’ Comment Was Exploited

Michelle Rodriguez
Rodriguez arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Furious 7" in 2015. Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

She’s furious! Michelle Rodriguez slammed the filmmakers behind the upcoming documentary The Reality of Truth for exploiting a comment in which she said she was “jealous” that close friend and costar Paul Walker died before her. The Furious 7 actress apologized for the remark and revealed the filmmakers took advantage of a vulnerable moment.

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“That’s the people from the documentary using things out of context,” Rodriguez, 37, explained in a new video obtained by TMZ. “I had a deep moment, and I said something that was personal, and it was exploited, and I apologize about that.”

“If I knew that it was being promoted that way, I wouldn’t have been involved,” she added of her participation in the film, which explores spirituality, religion and psychedelics like ketamine, 1P-LSD, LSZ, and magic mushrooms.

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The Avatar star made the candid comment during an on-camera interview in which she talked about her experience under the influence of the hallucinogen Ayahuasca. “My Ayahuasca trip made me sad that he left me here,” she said in the original clip obtained by TMZ. “It wasn’t a sadness that he’s gone. It was more like a jealousy that he’s there first.”

Michelle Rodriguez and Paul Walker
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“When I lost Paul, I was like … I went through about a year of just being like an animal,” Rodriguez continued. “Like what could I do physically to just get my mind off of existentialism? Get my mind off of how transient life is, and how we just come here and can disappear at any moment.”

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Rodriguez previously spoke out about her struggle after Walker’s death at age 40 in November 2013. “I actually went on a bit of a binge,” she told Entertainment Weekly in March. “I went pretty crazy. A lot of the stuff I did last year I would never do had I been in my right mind.”

Earlier this week, Walker’s 17-year-old daughter, Meadow, was awarded $10.1 million in a settlement from Roger Rodas’ estate. Rodas was driving the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, with Walker as the passenger, in the fatal crash. “Through his estate, Mr. Rodas, the driver of the car, took partial responsibility for the crash. Meadow’s lawsuit against Porsche AG — a $13 billion corporation — intends to hold the company responsible for producing a vehicle that was defective and caused Paul Walker’s death,” Meadow’s lawyer, Jeffrey Milam, said in a statement to City News Service. 


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