THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS star Paul Walker has a huge crush on Paul Simon's wife Edie Brickell.

The hunky actor admits he was "bummed" when the WHAT I AM singer married Simon, even though he was just a youngster when it happened.

Walker explains, "The most influential person that's made the biggest impact on my life is Edie Brickell. I am who I am today because of Edie Brickell.

"I couldn't live without her albums SHOOTING RUBBER BANDS AT THE STARS, GHOST OF A DOG and PICTURE PERFECT MORNING. I couldn't live without all three of them albums.

"I was bummed when she married Paul Simon. She's 25 and he's 50 and she was everything to me. I was just convinced she has the most money (sic) soul.

"She's just so down and she's got that bohemian kind of hippie vibe. I like her appreciation of the finer things and family and kids and animals. She has a real positive outlook and I just love the way she sees things."

12/11/2003 02:09