It’s so tragic that the late actor’s life was cut short as he and his 15-year-old daughter Meadow were making so many beautiful memories together — but luckily the father-daughter duo made the most of the time they did have by turning Paul’s film roles into bonding moments.
Paul Walker and his daughter Meadow Walker worked to make every moment of their time together special, and carefully coordinated Paul’s work schedule so that they could spend as much time together as possible. Since Meadow never wanted her dad to miss out on a film role or adventurous opportunity, she encouraged him to take every experience — a bittersweet fact after his untimely death on Nov. 30.
Paul Walker’s Daughter Meadow — Actor Hated Being Apart
Paul did not want his career to take away from his budding relationship with his teenage daughter. “Paul told Meadow he didn’t want to take a particular movie because he didn’t want to be away from her,” said Paul’s friend Brandon Birtell told People.
Meadow encouraged Paul to follow every opportunity, and even found a way to turn his jobs into family time! “[Meadow] asked where it would be shooting and he gave her the dates and said, ‘Overseas.’ She thought for a minute and said, ‘That’s during my summer vacation. We can do that.'”
Paul Walker ‘Struggled’ When He Was Away From Daughter Meadow
Paul was especially careful not to miss moments with his daughter because she had only started living with him full-time in his Calif. home in her teen years. “It really affected him that he missed time with her in her early years because he was working,” Paul’s longtime manager and friend, Matt Luber, told People. “It was a struggle for him … he wanted to make the most of every single moment with her. He was completely dedicated.”
— Kristine Hope Kowalski