We're not gonna lie. It got us a little emotional.
On the red carpet at last night's amFAR L.A. Inspiration Gala, Rodriguez gave E! News a funny yet touching impression when asked what Walker would have said about the film's long-awaited trailer, which will premiere Saturday afternoon during Live From 'Furious 7,' airing at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT on E!
"He would gaze with his beautiful blue eyes and that wonderful, amazing, childlike smile that he would get whenever he'd have, like, a cargasm... [he] would just go from ear to ear, and he'd be like, ‘Finally, it's in the f--king can!'"
Awwww. If only.
"'Cause that's his whole thing, the entire franchise, after every single one," Rodriguez said, miming a Walker shrug: "'I just don't think it's in the can yet.' That was the ongoing thing."
Walker was killed in a car crash 11 months ago, while the seventh installment in the blockbuster Fast & Furious franchise was still filming. His brothers Cody and Caleb came on board to help finish the scenes that still required the actor's presence.
But since the first six movies may not have quite been "in the can," why does Rodriguez think that this time would have been different? Watch the full interview with the spunky star right here—and just try to not to both tear up and smile at the same time.
Meanwhile, Furious 7's Facebook page has been blowin' up with content leading up to Saturday's big reveal.
Universal has posted montages of the franchise's best fights and stunts, as well as an interview with Jordana Brewster in which she recalls her favorite stunt of them all.
Rest assured, Walker would be proud.