Michelle Rodriguez: 'My Paul Walker death comments were exploited'
Actress Michelle Rodriguez is upset her controversial thoughts over Paul Walker's death were used to promote a new documentary.
The 37-year-old star provided intimate insight about her The Fast and The Furious co-star's death at the age of 40 in November, 2013 while speaking with producers of fresh factual film The Reality of Truth - released in February (16).
Discussing the experience she had while under the influence of psychedelic plant Ayahuasca, Rodriguez confessed on camera to being "jealous" Walker died before she did and when the film footage of her comments went viral this week (ends08Apr16), her admission sparked outrage in some fans.
But while speaking to a Splash News photographer in Beverly Hills on Thursday (07Apr16), Rodriguez claims her statement was blown out of proportion.
"That's the people from the documentary using things that (are) out of context," she noted. "You know, I had a deep moment, and I said something that was personal and it was exploited and I apologise about that. But if I knew that it was being promoted that way then I wouldn't have been involved."
Following Walker's passing, many of his Furious franchise castmates spoke about their struggles to come to terms with his death.
And Rodriguez admitted she turned to psychedelics to help her cope with the loss.
"I have to say, you know, when I lost Paul, I went through about a year of just being an animal," Michelle says in footage from The Reality of Truth documentary obtained by TMZ.com. "Like, what could I do, physically, to just get my mind off of existentialism? Get my mind off of how transient life is and how we come here and can just disappear at any moment. How could I get my mind off that?
"I did everything I could possibly do to hide from myself and I'll tell you that my ayahuasca trip made me sad that he left me here. It wasn't a sadness that he's gone, it's more like a jealousy that he's there first."
Michelle also revealed in the documentary that the Ayahuasca had led to her having an "awakening" and "brought the destruction of everything I’ve ever known."
- Cover Media