Canadian actor Robert Maillet reflects on working with Paul Walker in Montreal

Canadian actor Robert Maillet appears opposite Paul Walker in 'Brick Mansions.'. Getty Images

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.
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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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