Furious 7 ‘triggers lots of emotions’ – The Rock

Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson admits ‘Furious 7’ “triggers lots of emotions” because of Paul Walker’s death.

The 42-year-old actor stars alongside Walker in the latest action film in the franchise, but acknowledges his death in November 2013 gives ‘Furious 7’ a “unique” feel.

He told ITV’s ‘Good Morning Britain’: “Obviously it triggers lots of emotions with the loss of Paul. I think that we have created something very unique and special with cars, big chase sequences, big action, all these things that are happening and exploding.

“Then you still have the core family and I think that resonates with people – black, white, whatever colour you are, religion, it doesn’t matter, class, it doesn’t matter, it’s still family.

“It’s still family and that’s a very unique bond and foundation to work off of.”

Last month, ‘Furious 7’ star Vin Diesel predicted the film will win the Oscar for Best Picture.

He said: “Universal is going to have the biggest movie in history with this movie.

“It will probably win best picture at the Oscars, unless the Oscars don’t want to be relevant ever.”

The 47-year-old star boasted that no film made in 2015 will match ‘Furious 7’ in terms of its “power”.

He said: “This will win best picture. There is nothing that will ever come close to the power of this thing.”