Paul Walker, Fast and Furious

Was Paul Walker a car enthusiast before being cast in the Fast and Furious movies?

Was Paul Walker a car enthusiast before being cast in the Fast and Furious movies, or was his interest in cars sparked by his participation in the films?

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Apparently his interest in cars pre-dates his involvement in “Fast and Furious”. In an interview with Automobile Magazine, he said this:

“I was working on a movie called The Skulls. The studio, producer, and director asked, “What do you want to do next?” I said, “I want to do a movie where I’m racing cars or I’m an undercover cop.” They combined the two and that’s how The Fast and the Furious came to be. …

I don’t think we’d be where we are if it weren’t for minds like [director] Justin Lin and dedication from people like [co-star] Vin [Diesel]. But, being a car guy, I always want things to be more authentic.

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In an interview with AskMen (UK), he mentioned that his grandfather had been a race car driver.

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