Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson spoke to Entertainment Weekly about meeting his Fast & Furious co-star Paul Walker when they were in their late 20s and noted that they bonded over their commitment to being great fathers to their daughters.

“It was always the number one topic we would talk about,” said Johnson. “We would talk about silly guy things, his fast cars and my pickup trucks, or we would talk about the beautiful energy of Hawaii — but it always ultimately came back to family. And very specifically, the beautiful and important bond between a father and his daughter, and how we both realized that over the years.”

“Not surprisingly, when I got the news that he had passed away, the first words out of my mouth were, ‘He has a daughter.’ It’s very sad. We can’t help but to hope that their final time together was beautiful and strong and an amazing memory.”

As noted earlier, Johnson and Walker were both filming the seventh installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, however production of the movie has been indefinitely suspended.

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