Canadian actor Robert Maillet reflects on working with Paul Walker in Montreal
TORONTO — One of Paul Walker’s final movies was Brick Mansions — a drama that brought him to Montreal this past summer.
The Fast & Furious star, who died Saturday in a fiery car crash in California, brought his teenaged daughter Meadow to Montreal for a week of filming in late June.
“He loved Montreal,” co-star Robert Maillet said Sunday.
Walker had previously worked in Montreal on the 2004 drama Noel opposite Penelope Cruz.
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Maillet, a former pro wrestler who has appeared in movies like 300, Immortals and this year’s Pacific Rim, recalled having to do a fight scene with Walker and actor David Belle.
“It was pretty elaborate [and] pretty physical but it was a lot of fun to do,” he said in an interview that will air Monday on The Roz and Mocha Show on KiSS 92.5.
Maillet said he was stunned to learn that Walker died.
“I was hoping it was just a hoax,” he said. “It was a complete shock.”
Maillet said he had several conversations with Walker in between takes. When he mentioned an upcoming trip to Los Angeles, Walker offered to loan him a car so he could get around.
“He was a nice guy, very generous,” said Maillet. “He had an energy about him.”
Maillet said watching Brick Mansions, due out next year, will be “bittersweet.”
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