Freddie Prinze Jr. regrets not seeing Paul Walker extra earlier than his dying


Freddie Prinze Jr. opens up about what he regrets regarding late co-star Paul Walker.
Freddie Prinze Jr. opens up about what he regrets concerning late co-star Paul Walker. (Photograph: Getty Pictures)

Freddie Prinze Jr. shared an vital “life lesson” he realized after the premature passing of Paul Walker: don’t take friendships with no consideration.

In an interview with Entry Hollywood, Prinze Jr. bought choked up whereas reminiscing about his She’s All That co-star. The actor, who performed Zack Siler within the 1999 movie, mentioned he has “most likely the most effective reminiscences” from that set out of “any job” he’s had.

“Rachael [Leigh Cook], I’m nonetheless actually shut together with her to at the present time. I’m nonetheless actually shut together with her,” he defined. “Dulé Hill was at my marriage ceremony, I’m nonetheless actually shut with him in the present day, he’s a brother of mine. Good life lesson for individuals is the connection I ought to have had with Paul — I feel lots of occasions in life we take friendships with no consideration and we put issues off that we might do on that day, and Paul and I have been the identical manner.”

The actor mentioned he and Walker had a “distinctive bond with Gracie jiu-jitsu.”

“We rolled a couple of occasions, however we no means actually sparred and gone exhausting,” Prinze Jr. mentioned. “And we put it off for most likely a very good two years, as I’m certain lots of people have. After which uh…”

Prinze Jr. bought emotional earlier than including, “Don’t make the errors I made. Domesticate these friendships.”

Paul Walker and Freddie Prinze Jr. in 1999's She's All That.
Paul Walker and Freddie Prinze Jr. in 1999’s She’s All That. (Photograph: Everett Assortment)

Walker died in a automotive crash in 2013 on the age of 40.

Prinze Jr. has spoken about their bond earlier than, revealing he gave Walker, then an up and coming actor, essential recommendation whereas auditioning for the position of Dean Sampson.

“When Paul got here in to audition, I didn’t have solid approval, however I had what they known as session. I knew Paul was the correct man, and when he completed the audition, I requested if I might excuse myself to go to the lavatory,” Prinze Jr. advised Us Weekly. “I ran outdoors the place his automotive was parked. I mentioned, ‘Hey man, you’re gonna get this job.’ They didn’t pay us something. It was a small film. [I said], ‘They’re gonna give you $25,000, they’ve $75 within the price range. Don’t say no.’”

Apparently, that caught with Walker.

“I heard, years later, after he handed away, that he had advised his brother and his mother that story. To listen to that, that meant quite a bit to him to share that. I cherished that there was nonetheless that connection there,” Prinze Jr. added

She’s All That remains to be adored followers 21 years later — and it’s even getting a gender-swapped reboot.

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