So much to tell you… so much to share… as you know, we have been filming in Scotland. We threw a party for the crew last night in appreciation for all of their hard work. It was one of those moments that so often in the past we were together smiling and getting everyone drunk, especially Justin. Haha. Who by the way would make you so proud with what he is accomplishing with this film. Nathalie was there, in her loving spirit. Oh, and John Cena was there, who you would just love. His gratitude is palpable… and knowing you, you would just want him to win. This week the studio came to meet about the next chapter, your ears were ringing again. You would have gotten a kick out of the fact that we met in a chapel. It was profound… normally today I would be planning how to embarrass you with a birthday cake. Haha. Instead I reflect on how lucky I am to call you my brother. The tears never go away, but they change… from that of mourning to that of grace. We only hope to make you proud. Speaking of which, guess what message I woke up to… your daughter. Meadow sending me love on this day. Wow, she knows me so well. She has your heart. Happy birthday… it’s amazing, but somehow you continue to make the world a better place.
Wow… love this art. 2008 image from the fourth chapter. Amazing.
If you would have asked me back then… if 2 decades later, I would be embarking on the 9th chapter of this global saga, I might have said, impossible! You know how sacred this is to us, you know why we have to reach higher. All love, Always.
Thanks for the decades of loyalty and love… here’s to the next chapter of Our beloved saga. Always…
Decades… grateful. We are inspired to reach higher for this next chapter. #F9
Thank you all for the support and love you have shown this franchise… 1 billion doesn’t come without sacrifice and commitment. Charlize was a great addition to this chapter, although there were the barbecues on the weekends with our children all playing together and moments of levity in between set ups, when We zoned in to our respective characters it was serious business, pushing one another to create dynamic, iconic and memorable performances. She really committed to playing the villain and as the actor and producer I can’t thank her enough. To all the cast and crew, thank you for believing in our saga and your willingness to give everything you had. Most importantly to the fans who have been there from the beginning. We truly make these with Our hearts.
People are talking about the record breaking numbers, but what I appreciate even more is how much everyone has enjoyed this latest chapter. Something so rewarding… to finally be here after the many years of hard work to get here. There are so many people to thank, so much has gone into it. Just a moment of pride on behalf of the whole Fast Family.
Thank you all.
Today people will start seeing the movie in theaters around the world for its opening weekend. Wow!
I just want to say how grateful and proud I am of all the work the cast and crew put into this chapter… Blessed.
When Letty died in the Fourth chapter Dom had little reason to live… death has a way of making one question faith. In the London chapter,six… Dom discovers by some miracle that she is alive… it isn’t until the end of Furious seven that she remembers who Dom is to her. This next chapter starts with a long overdue honeymoon in Cuba… and then this happens.
You who have followed the saga though every chapter… the dark roads… the challenges, the brotherhood. In the next chapter Dom will face his darkest road yet…
See the trailer on my Facebook page. #F8