How the Men of 'Furious 7' Bonded Over Fatherhood: 'Our Kids Know Each Other's Names'

by Denny Directo 9:39 PM PDT, March 23, 2015
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"Daddy's gotta go to work," says Dwayne Johnson's character in the trailer for Furious 7. Truer words have never been spoken when it comes to all the guys in the latest installment of the Fast and Furious franchise.

When ET's Brooke Anderson sat down with Johnson, Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges while promoting their new film, she found out firsthand just how much fatherhood bonded the cast.

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"Our kids play together," Ludacris revealed. The father of two (Karma Bridges, 12, and Cai Bella Bridges, 1) is expecting his first child with new wife Eudoxie and explained that having children is the reason the Furious cast is so close-knit. "[It's] not only for our generation, but for the next generation."

Diesel and his girlfriend, Paloma Jimenez, announced the arrival of their third child together on March 16. The 47-year-old actor revealed Monday that the baby's name is Pauline, after his dear friend Paul Walker. Diesel told ET that the late actor once gave him great advice about fatherhood.

"He said, 'You know Vin, a lot of guys will tell you, especially the macho guys, they tell you stay out of that delivery room,'" the actor recalled. "'I'm going to tell you, you go in there and you be as present as your can and you cut that umbilical cord.' And that's exactly what I did."

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"What I love about this Fast family is that it's that, a family," Tyrese said of the camaraderie on set. "It's really sad and unfortunate that all of this energy happens on a movie set and as soon as they yell, 'cut,' no one calls, on one checks in, there's no lunches, there's no dinners, there's no playdates. I cannot say that about this set. Our kid's know each other's names."

The cast also reflected on the film's emotional Paul Walker tribute in the video below.

Furious 7 hits theaters April 3.

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