Michelle Rodriguez Says Paul Walker’s Death Fueled Her Party Binge

By Staff  |  03/24/2015

Michelle Rodriguez and Paul Walker

With Furious 7 hitting theaters in April, Michelle Rodriguez recently opened up about how Paul Walker's tragic death affected her... and fueled her wild party binge.

"I actually went on a bit of a binge," the 36-year-old said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "I went crazy a little bit. I went pretty crazy. A lot of the stuff I did last year, I would never do had I been in my right mind."

Rodriguez's binge was well-documented by the media. From her making out with model Cara Delevingne at a Knicks game, to hooking up with Zac Efron in Ibiza, to partying with Justin Bieber on a yacht, she was making her rounds.

"I was pushing myself to feel," she said. "I felt like nothing I could do could make me feel alive, so I just kept pushing myself harder and harder. I was traveling and I was having sex. And, I was just trying to ignore everything that I was feeling."

Walker, who Rodriguez said was "the deepest guy I know," died in November 30, in a car crash, while Furious 7 was still in production. After his death, Rodriguez says she felt like there was no longer a reason for existing, but then "woke up [one morning] with a profound respect for living."

"I stood tall one day and I said, ‘You know what, Michelle? Stop f*cking hiding. Go manifest.’ And all of a sudden, I picked myself up and started hustling."

Furious 7 hits theaters April 3.