Paul Walker to Be Honored at the MTV Movie Awards
Paul Walker will be honoured at the imminent 23rd annual MTV Movie Awards. The late Hollywood actor who died in a fiery car accident previous November will be considered during live broadcast on April 13 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. His “Fast and Furious” co-star Jordana Brewster will introduce and lead the praise, and clips of his work will be shown.
MTV’s President Stephen Friedman said, “Paul Walker was a role model for the MTV audience since the very beginning of his too-short career. Our audience grew up with him, from Varsity Blues to the Furious franchise. He was a movie star but one that they could relate to.”
He went on, “Paul’s humanity and kindness clearly showed through every role. We’re honored to be able to spend a moment in this year’s Movie Awards to celebrate him.”
The event’s executive producer Garrett English told The Associated Press, “Well, I think we are just really happy and honoured that they were willing to allow us to celebrate him in some way on the show. And his family and friends were willing to have that happen.”
“He’s been such a big part of the channel, what the channel’s audience has been about. He’s been such a big part of our show in the past that it felt really right to us, and we’re just really happy and honored that they were willing to allow us to do something for him on the show.”