“I sat there, I looked at him and I said, ‘You know, I love you very much… If anything was to happen to anybody in this family, it would be a rough deal,’” the actor’s dad, Paul Walker Sr., told E! in a heart-wrenching interview.
“I said, ‘Promise me, no more daredevil stuff.’ I said, ‘If in your heart, you say, I can do this, then by all means, do it. If your mind says, maybe not. Then don’t.’ I looked at him, I said, ‘Will you promise me that?’” he said.
The handsome “Fast & Furious” star –who died in a fiery crash on Nov. 30 — swore to his father he’d be more safe, Walker Sr. said.
But the worried dad continued to drive home the point.
“I said, ‘You know, promises are a very important thing here, Paul,” Walker Sr. said.
“I said, ‘Say OK,’ and he said, ‘OK.’ You know a lot of us, sometimes we make promises and get caught up in the moment and stuff like that, but I can tell I got to him. I can tell that I was very serious. Sometimes sons think of their fathers and their grandfathers as these bigger than life people.”
In the interview, Walker Sr. also admitted the star sometimes struggled with fame and media attention.
“It was embarrassing to him,” he said.
On Tuesday, the actor’s devastated girlfriend Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell, 23, paid a teary-eyed visit to his home. It was the first time she has been spotted since his death.
She spent three hours with her late boyfriend’s family, according to London’s Daily Mail.