It’s a bittersweet film wrap for the cast and crew of Fast & Furious 7, who are still mourning the loss of actor Paul Walker.
Michelle Rodriguez took to Instagram today to share her thoughts at the end of filming for the flick. “Ride or Die through thick and thin 15 yrs later surreal to think we made it through such a tough painful production. But this ones for you P I hope we make you proud love you.”
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The term “Ride or Die” comes from a line of Fast and Furious 6. Vin Diesel‘s character, Dom, says to Letty (Rodriguez), “Ride or die, remember?”
In the photo, Rodriguez can be seen in a car with Diesel. The first movie in the Fast and the Furious franchise was released in 2001. Diesel, Walker and Rodriguez were all part of the series from the beginning.
See the post from Rodriguez below.
Rodriguez also posted some other images of the cast and crew with the caption, “Final day on FF7 an emotional roller coaster but we’ve wrapped most of principle photography one love to all those who stuck it through with respect.”
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The film was originally scheduled for release this week, but shooting was delayed due to Walker’s death in a car crash last November. Thanks to visual effects and the help of Walker’s brothers, the film is being completed to include Walker in the final cut. Its new release date is April 3, 2015.
Rodriguez wasn’t the only one taking a moment to recognize the significance of the day. Universal’s Fast & Furious Facebook page also took a moment to remember Walker and thank those involved.
The post read, “Our family is big and strong but it won’t ever quite be whole again without Paul. All of us — those who’ve been here from the start and those whose first FAST film is 7 — wanted to create a special film for him and for you. We believe we have.”
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