THE ‘Furious 7’ star Vin Diesel has revealed his late co-star Paul Walker was instrumental in encouraging him to start a family.
Speaking at the Reach Out Worldwide charity event, he said: “He must’ve been God-sent because he put me on the right path. He set me up and when we did the first ‘Fast & Furious’, I was already 30 years old or something but he was a father.
“When we were in the cars in between takes, he would tell me, ‘Hey, Vin, it’s not a scary thing to become a father’ and give me all the good advice. Next thing I know, I am a dad. He is why I named my daughter Pauline because of the credit that Paul Walker deserves in my personal life.”
The 49-year-old actor revealed it was Paul who told him to go to hospital to be there for the birth of Pauline, now 18 months.