October 22, 2011 11:00 AM


It seems like just yesterday Paul Walker was playing Barbies with his daughter Meadow Rain, but now the Fast Five actor says he’s entered a whole new chapter of fatherhood.

“She’s bloomed!” the new face of Davidoff Cool Water tells PEOPLE of his little girl, who turns 13 on Nov. 4. “She’s got boobs now and it sucks. It was a really sad day for me … most dads out there can relate.”

Excited about Meadow’s recent move from Hawaii to California to be closer to him, the proud papa describes his daughter as a good mix of her parents.

“She’s a bit more like her mother [Rebecca], but she’s also how I am innately,” Walker, 38, says. “[Meadow]’s more of a free roamer and she appreciates the little stuff.”

As for how he’s been adjusting to having a blossoming teen on his hands, the actor admits it’s been no easy feat.

“You don’t get as much feedback as a couple years ago,” he notes. “You ask a question and get a two-word answer, so there’s a little frustration with that. But if I just shut up and sit back, she opens up and reveals a whole lot — the trick is to just listen.”

For any boys who may take notice of Meadow, the protective papa’s got some words of warning: “If they don’t go through me, they’re getting shot,” he jokes.

— Melody Chiu

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