Paul Walker’s Family Gets a Private Viewing of His Final Film
But before they say their goodbyes to the beloved actor relatives were able to watch him shine on screen in his final film, Hours, a role he was proud he got a chance to portray.
“His family was very stoic,” a rep for the Eric Heisserer-directed film told Us Weekly. “But they enjoyed the film and had a really lovely evening.”
The private screening was held at a theater in La Canada, Flintridge, Calif. But there was one person absent from the audience. Walker’s 15-year-old daughter, Meadow, did not watch the film with her relatives. She and her grandfather, Paul Walker III, viewed the drama thriller at the Southwest Film Festival.
“This is cool, this is pure. I think if this doesn’t move you, I don’t think you’re human. Who can’t find something in this they don’t relate to,” Walker said in an interview about the film, which follows a father’s struggles to keep his infant daughter alive in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. “To me, it’s kind of a reminder of what’s important. I like the honesty. I thought what was moving me was just what was on the paper. I didn’t realize there’s was a lot more of me in it than I even realized. When I finally had the breakthrough, I was like ‘this has been my life’ — my daughter living in Hawaii, I’ve got a career in L.A., I live in Santa Barbara. No matter where I am in my life I’m supposed to be somewhere else cranking this damn machine.
The film is a departure for the action star, who wanted to take on a new career challenge.
“During filming, my agent asked me how it was going and I told him that I was telling the truth the entire time and there was only one or two times where I didn’t actually believe what I was doing,” he added. “And that’s when I told Eric (Heisserer) to scratch the take.
“If they don’t like this, then they don’t like me.”