The cast of Furious 7 initially struggled whether to complete the film after the untimely November 2013 death of franchise star Paul Walker, and as they move ahead with its opening weekend, Jordana Brewster says that they’ll do a Fast and Furious 8 — if the fans are interested.
“We had a long break [after Paul’s death], and none of us knew if we were coming back, period,” Brewster admitted in an April 3 HuffPost Live interview. The actress has played Mia Toretto, wife to Walker’s character Brian O’Conner, in five of the seven films, and credits the late actor — whose look-alike brothers finished the film in his place — with keeping the cast so tight.
“Paul kept us all very calm, down-to-earth and mellow,” recounted Brewster, 34. “He didn’t care about Hollywood at all.”
One thing Walker did keep top of mind, said Brewster, were the loyal, beloved fans of the franchise — who will ultimately determine if the series will go on. “I don’t know [if I’d do another film], but it’s always dependent on the fans. If they want one and if there’s an appetite for it. We never want to jump the shark!”
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