Dwayne Johnson opens up about the death of Paul Walker in the newest issue of The Hollywood Reporter.
Dwayne Johnson opens up about the death of Paul Walker in the newest issue of The Hollywood Reporter.Reuters

American actor and former professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock, opened up about the moment he found out his Fast & Furious co-star Paul Walker passed away from a fiery car crash.

On 30 November, Walker was on his way to a charity event with his friend and business partner Roger Rodas when the red Porsche Carrera GT driven by Rodas, lost control and smashed into a tree before bursting into flames. The duo were pronounced dead at the scene.

"I was driving with [girlfriend] Lauren [Hashian] when she immediately turned very quiet and was looking at me, studying, wondering if I knew," he said in the newest issue of The Hollywood Reporter.

"I pulled over and looked at my messages and had a moment where I just caught my breath. We said a prayer right then to give his daughter strength—because we had talked about our daughters. That's what we would talk about. Both of us were divorced, and we talked about the power of being a dad and the strong connection of a dad and his girl. Then once we got home, we started bawling," he added. "He was a beautiful man, and in that crazy world, that's really something."

Meanwhile, there were reports that Vin Diesel was throwing temper tantrums on the set of Fast and Furious 7, and "spent a whole day in his trailer one day."

The 46-year-old actor posted a photo of himself and Walker on his official Facebook page and spoke about the irreparable loss he now faces.