Michelle Rodriguez Opens Up About Losing Her Longtime Friend Paul Walker
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Furious 7 star Michelle Rodriguez talked about losing her longtime friend Paul Walker. After Paul passed away in a car accident in November 2013, Michelle said she "actually went on a bit of a binge." She said, "I went crazy a little bit. I went pretty crazy. A lot of the stuff I did last year I would never do had I been in my right mind." The actress didn't share any specific incidents, but she was likely referring to some headline-making moments from the past year. Michelle was linked to model Cara Delevingne, as the pair were seen together on vacation and making faces courtside at a Knicks game in early 2014. That Summer, she also got close to Zac Efron overseas, where they showed PDA.
Michelle explained in this week's interview that she was trying to tune out her feelings. She said, "I felt like nothing I could do could make me feel alive, so I just kept pushing myself harder and harder. I was traveling and I was having sex. And I was just trying to ignore everything that I was feeling." Opening up about her friendship with Paul, Michelle explained how difficult it was for her after his death. She said, "I could see Paul once every two years and just know there was another human on the planet who's deep like me, who loves like that. When that disappears, you wonder, 'Wait a minute, what do I hold on to?' There was nothing to tether me to this existence: 'Why am I f*cking here? And, like, why'd you leave without me?'" Things changed, though, she said, when she woke up one day "with a profound respect for living." Read more in Michelle's latest interview, then watch Vin Diesel talk about naming his daughter after Paul Walker.