“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.