Lengthy earlier than Paul Walker famously performed the function of Brian O’Conner within the Fast and the Furious franchise films, he appeared on the favored daytime cleaning soap. Walker’s display screen time lasted over 22 episodes in a single yr. Right here’s all the things we all know concerning the function, and what one of many cleaning soap’s main actors remembers about Walker.
A few of Paul Walker’s work launched posthumously
Paul Walker might have been named certainly one of Folks’s 2001 “Most Stunning Individuals within the World,” however the actor’s listing of credit contains various shades of genres. From motion to drama, Walker did all of it.
The truth is, Screen Rant beforehand reported that the Quick and the Livid star met with a Star Wars casting director for the a part of Anakin Skywalker. George Lucas handed, saying Walker was “too outdated for the function.” He was upset and had even deliberate to call a baby after Luke.
Nonetheless, Walker discovered fame shortly after within the Quick and the Livid movies and was beloved by many. The actor died in a November 2013 deadly crash following a charity occasion for “Attain Out Worldwide.”
A few of his work launched after his dying, together with Hours, Brick Mansions, and Livid 7, which paid homage to the star by giving him a “blissful” ending.
Nonetheless, 20 years earlier than his dying, Walker had a recurring function on daytime’s No. 1 drama.
Walker starred as Brandon Collins on ‘The Younger and the Stressed’
Walker’s introduction to the daytime drama scene got here by means of The Young and the Restless. From 1992-1993 — 22 episodes — Walker performed Brandon Collins who dated the boss’s daughter, Victoria, performed by Heather Tom.
The boss of Newman Enterprises is none apart from Victor Newman, performed by the legendary Eric Braeden for 40 years. He’s even the one who set the 2 up.
Victoria dated Brandon whereas secretly seeing one other worker, Ryan McNeil. Finally, Brandon left city and Victoria moved on. Walker was 19 years outdated when he starred on Y&R. Eight years and some tasks later (Pleasantville, Varsity Blues, She’s All That), Walker scored the function of Brian O’Conner in The Quick and the Livid.
‘The Younger and the Stressed’ star Eric Braeden reacts to Walker’s dying
As soon as Braeden heard the information of Walker’s passing, he spoke with KCAL9 studios concerning the late actor and what he remembers most about their time collectively.
“[My publicist] knew we labored collectively,” Braeden stated. “He knew I labored with Paul. One of the vital first rate males I’ve ever labored with. He was easy-going, a pleasant man. Simply the nicest man. A sort man.”
Braden elaborated on the sort of particular person Walker was, calling him “unpretentious” and an “easy-going Southern California man.”
“I’ve labored with fairly a number of younger individuals through the years. However I had a sense, that he would make it on the large display screen,” he stated. “You discover only a few actors together with his fundamental honesty or sincerity,” he added.
Braeden noted the two didn’t stay in touch however Walker’s presence clearly left an enduring impression — for the higher.
The Younger and the Stressed airs weekdays on CBS.