Paul Walker's Daughter Meadow To Honor Late Father With 'Fast X' Cameo
Meadow Walker Thornton-Allan, the only child of late “Fast and the Furious” actor Paul Walker, has revealed she will appear in the upcoming installment of the racing movie franchise.
In a touching Instagram post on Thursday, the model shared a screenshot of her cameo in “Fast X” and reflected on her chance to “honor” her father in what is planned to be the second-to-last film in the series.
“I am so blessed to be able to honor my father’s legacy and share this with him forever,” Thornton-Allan wrote. “I love you all so much.”
Thornton-Allan’s cameo in “Fast X” comes months ahead of the 10th anniversary of her father’s tragic death in 2013.
In the Instagram post, she looked back on the first “Fast and the Furious” film’s release when she was 1 year old in 2001.
“I grew up on set watching my father, Vin [Diesel], Jordana [Brewster], Michelle [Rodriguez], Chris [‘Ludacris’ Bridges] and more on the monitors,” she wrote. “Thanks to my dad, I was born into the fast family. I can’t believe now I get to be up there too. With those who have been around to see me grow up.”
She went on to thank “Fast X” director Louis Leterrier along with her father’s best friend and producer Brandon Birtell in the post, as well.
A number of stars of the “Fast” franchise showed their support for Thornton-Allan including Vin Diesel, who commented a prayer emoji under the post.
Scott Eastwood wrote that Thornton-Allan’s father was “so proud of” his daughter, adding: “He is smiling about this right now!!”
Diesel, in an interview with Total Film magazine published earlier this year, teased a final farewell to Walker as the franchise comes to an end.
“That moment in 2013 when the world was struggling with his loss, the studio made a very bold and righteous and daring decision to keep Brian O’Conner alive,” Diesel said of the 2015 film “Furious 7,” which relied on Walker’s brothers to be stand-ins in order to keep him in the film.
“I will give you this without spoiling anything,” he added. “I couldn’t imagine this saga ending without truly saying goodbye to Brian O’Conner.”
See a trailer for “Fast X” below: