Paul Walker's Brother Cody Walker Talks About Fast & Furious Legacy, Family and Recovery—Watch the Interview

The actor and their other brother Caleb Walker had worked as stand-ins and body doubles in his place following his 2013 death

By Senta Scarborough, Corinne Heller Apr 29, 2015 8:54 PMTags
Watch: Exclusive: Paul Walker's Brother Talks "Furious" Legacy

Paul Walker would have been proud of Furious 7, his final film, says his brother, Cody Walker.

The 26-year-old made his comments in a recent interview with E! News. He and Paul's other brother, Caleb Walker, 37, worked as stand-ins and body doubles for the actor in the movie. which was still in production when the actor died at age 40 in a car crash on Nov. 30, 2013.

"Of course [he'd be proud]. It's the best one yet, there's no doubt," Cody told E! News' Ali Fedotowsky, regarding the film. "It was a bit of a rollercoaster being part of that, but I got to do it with Caleb…that made it an easier process."


Paul had formed strong friendships with many of his cast members, with whom he had worked for years. Main star Vin Diesel has referred to actor as his "brother" and even named his newborn daughter Paulina, in his honor.

"It wasn't just any film that Paul had been working on," Cody told E! News. "This was a Fast & Furious movie. Everyone that was involved had been involved for years."


Cody had told E! News days before Furious 7 hit theaters earlier this month that he was nervous about watching the movie and that he wanted it o be the best and most memorable film in the franchise, adding, "A lot of people are going to remember Paul by this movie, and I want it to be worthy." he had said.

Furious 7, distributed by Universal Pictures, has made more than $1.3 billion worldwide since its April 3 release.

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Cody, who bears a strong resemblance to the blue-eyed actor, also spoke about how his family has been coping with their tragic loss over the past year and a half.

"Things have gotten better," Cody told E! News. "Time certainly helps but we're still recovering."

Cody also stepped into a different role after his brother's death; He works as the CEO of Paul's Reach Out Worldwide nonprofit foundation, which is aimed at helping help mobilize aid workers when natural disasters strike. The group sent volunteers (including Cody, a trained paramedic) to Nepal to help survivors of the recent deadly earthquake that has killed more than 5,000 people in the country and surrounding regions.

"Please join us May 9 for the #Game4Paul live-stream event on @twitchtv to support our efforts," read a message posted on Reach Out Worldwide's Instagram page. The benefit will be going down in Venice, Calif., with friends of the Walkers and ROWW hanging out, playing video games, giving away prizes, telling stories and otherwise celebrating Paul's life for a good cause.