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Russell: Walker was a terrific guy

Kurt Russell has called his late castmate Paul Walker "a terrific guy" and said he's not sure what will happen with his role in the latest Fast And Furious movie.

The 62-year-old actor joined the seventh film in the fast-car franchise and plays a father figure to Vin Diesel's character Dominic Toretto.

Kurt explained he had one day left of filming when Paul died in a car crash outside Los Angeles in November.

Speaking at the Sundance Film Festival, he said: "They're having to rewrite, they're having to do whatever they're having to do to deal with the situation. Listen, it's catastrophic. It's the worst thing that could happen to a movie, but it's not as bad as what happened to Paul.

''So everything is in perspective. He was a terrific guy. And life is full of curveballs."

The latest Fast And Furious film, directed by James Wan, is now set for release in April 2015 and Kurt expects to return to set sometime this year.

He said of his character, who he didn't name: "Whether or not this guy dies off in the movie, we don't know, and that may have changed now significantly, too."

Kurt was at the festival promoting a documentary about his father's minor-league baseball team called The Battered Bastards of Baseball.

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