Paul Walker, 3 Months Before Fatal Crash: What I Want to Achieve Before I Die

December 2, 2013 6:19 PM

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Paul Walker accomplished a lot in his life—professionally, philanthropically and personally—and he had big plans for his future, too.

In an August 2013 interview, GQ U.K. asked the late actor, point-blank, "What do you hope to achieve before you die?" He answered candidly, expounding upon his ongoing marine research and shark tagging efforts, and also opened up about his renewed relationship with his 15-year-old daughter, Meadow.

"I missed out on a lot when I was younger because of this game [acting]. I think people tell you you are a certain thing and so you miss out on a lot you would have otherwise experienced," he explained. "Inside I still feel certain things calling me. That's why I was doing the shark tagging recently and will be doing it again in two weeks on an island off Hawaii. I'm also going to go do the Grouper spawning."

The Fast and the Furious star was also looking forward to new adventures with Meadow. "It's so funny, my daughter now lives with me full time and my original plan was to work up until I was 40 then reassess my life, even go in a completely different direction with things," said Paul, who celebrated the milestone birthday on Sept. 12. "She keeps encouraging me to do all this stuff. I thought at this point in my life I would need to be home with her, but she wants me to keep acting so she can travel around the world with me. Would that be so bad?"

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