"I think it definitely helps to have a daughter, but I think if
you're a human being and you have love in your heart, you're going
to find connective fibers in this," Walker said in a Nov. 14
interview with The Associated Press to promote the film. "There's
definitely a purity and a truth to it."
"Hours" stars Walker and Genesis Rodriguez as a couple who rush to a
New Orleans hospital after Rodriguez's character goes into early
labor. When the hurricane hits the city, Walker's character finds
himself stranded in an evacuated hospital with his ailing newborn
"My baby wasn't planned," Walker said. "I wasn't married, out of
wedlock, the whole bit. (I was) finding my step with it. I'm still
finding my step. I think you always are. I'm five times the father
that I was five years ago. Your head's more in it. Your heart's more
in it. You can't force it. You want to be better at it, just
something hasn't clicked yet."
Walker and his friend and fellow fast-car enthusiast Roger Rodas
died Saturday when the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT they were traveling
in smashed into a light pole and tree. The two had taken what was
expected to be a brief drive away from a charity fundraiser and toy
drive at Rodas' custom car shop in the Southern California community
of Valencia, about 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
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Walker starred in all but one of the six "Fast & Furious"
blockbusters. He had been on break from shooting the latest
installment; Universal Pictures has not said what it plans to do
with "Fast & Furious 7," currently slated for a July release.
Lionsgate's Pantelion Films is set to release "Hours" on Dec. 13.
Walker also stars in "Brick Mansions," a remake of the French action
film "District B13" that Relativity plans to release next year.
"We're not always our best, but so long as it's two steps forward to
every one step back, you keep going," Walker said about his
character in "Hours."
"You're all right. Maybe it's two steps back every once in a while,
but we get back up. It's that momentum. We try to sustain it, keep
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