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Scott Eastwood Reveals Touching Reason Why Joining 'Fast 8' Is 'Really Special'

Scott Eastwood Reveals Touching Reason Why Joining 'Fast 8' Is 'Really Special'

Last night, Scott Eastwood stepped out for the For Love of Cinema gala at Tribeca Film Festival in NYC, where he dished about his upcoming role in “Fast 8."

The son of Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood told “Extra” about joining the cast of the next "Fast and Furious" film after the death of his close friend Paul Walker. “To me, it’s hard to put into words, because to be a part of something one of your best friends was a part of, to carry on in his name, and be a part of something like that, to me is really special.”

Scott went on to say that Paul is probably smiling down on him. “I just want him to be proud.”

Eastwood gushed that the cast has been amazing to work with so far, saying, “It’s been surreal.”

Earlier in the week, Scott took to Instagram to reveal what kind of role he was playing and how excited he was to work with Vin Diesel.

It's hard to put into words how excited I am for the next Fast & Furious. To me, the series is so much more than just a franchise. It’s a legacy. These great actors who have been in it together for so long have become a family. I absolutely can’t wait to join it. Now I can’t say too much, but I get to play a new character who operates under Kurt Russell in the movie, which is incredible, because Kurt was a total childhood hero of mine growing up. Very much looking forward to learning a thing or two from such an original and cool guy. Paul was a close friend of mine. We surfed together, traveled together, and he was a huge role model and influencing figure in my life when I was younger. He still is. He was an older brother to me. For me to be able to add to the F&F story, Paul’s story, and the FAST family is like a dream come true. Gary Gray and Neal Moritz - I can’t wait to get started and dive in. Vin - thank you for the support and the insight. Paul - I am going to make you proud. #F8

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