Jordana Brewster talks returning for 'F9' and the meaningful way the film honors Paul Walker

When “F9” speeds into theaters June 25, it’ll mark the grand return of Jordana Brewster’s Mia Toretto.

The actress recently spoke to ABC Audio about the upcoming film and promised it “will not disappoint.”

Brewster stepped away from the “Fast and Furious” franchise following 2015’s “Furious 7,” which was the late Paul Walker’s final appearance. He died in 2013. His character, Brian, was retired and given a happy ending — settling down with Mia to raise a family.

Brewster, 41, explained that “F9” pays tribute to Walker in a “beautiful” and “tender” way, with characters Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) naming their son after him.

“Brian is a part of the fabric of Fast and Furious,” said Brewster, “And Paul, of course, is a huge part of that legacy.”

She candidly discussed what it was like for her to return to the beloved franchise after an extended hiatus.

“It felt really, really good to be back,” confirmed Brewster, noting how easy it was for her to slip back into character. “I’ve played [Mia] for 20 years and I never lost touch with my cast mates… And I think that really transfers to the screen.”

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As for what fans can expect from her this time around, she teased that Mia “has so much heart, but she also gets to kick butt.”

Brewster, who recently partnered with Clearblue, divulged that Mia is part of a “beautiful choreographed fight scene” for which she “trained really hard” and laughed when reflecting on the amount of work she put in, “How can you be in this massive action film and not get to be a part of the action?”

The actress, who admittedly viewed “F9” just “last week,” said she cannot wait for fans to see the movie.

“It’s so good, like I was smiling the whole time,” she said. “I love this movie so much.”

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