Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is on his beef with Vin Diesel. The pair had four . had starred in fast and furious Johnson did films together before doing standalone hobbs and shaw Spinoff with Jason Statham. However, their quarrel reached a climax when he shot fast 8 (The Fate of the Furious) and impressed others on the set, including the cast and crew. According to The Rock, some members of the crew were grateful that they verbally thrashed Diesel.
The Rock says ‘Fast 8’ crew members thanked him for calling out Vin Diesel
back in 2016 The Fate of the Furious Filming wrapped, but not without its problems. The Rock famously took to Instagram with a now-deleted cryptic post about “candy aces” on set and indirectly describing one of his co-stars. “Some [male co-stars] Conduct yourself as stand up man and true professionals, while others do not. People who aren’t very chicken sh*t to do anything about it. Candy donkeys,” he wrote.
This alarmed people because Johnson is usually someone who doesn’t dissuade anyone. People soon learned that Vin Diesel was their target, and an online back and forth ensued.
Fast forward to 2021 Vanity Fair interview with The Rock, and he shared that crew members appreciated his “chicken sh*t” post about Diesel. He thanked him for this.
“It led to a firearm. Quite interesting nonetheless…[it was] Like every single crew member found their way to me and either silently thanked me or sent me a note,” he said.
Would The Rock have handled things differently? a little
During his conversation with Vanity Fair, Johnson reflected on the beef and expressed that he has no regrets. But he may have changed one thing about the way he handled his disagreement with Diesel. He said that he would not beat up the public.
“I shouldn’t have shared it. Because in the end it goes against my DNA. I don’t share such things. And I keep that kind of nonsense away from the public. They don’t need to know that.” That’s why I say it wasn’t my best day.”
It’s been five years since the verbal jabbing began, and Diesel got one last dig when he spoke with men’s Health for their June 2021 issue. He said he singled out Johnson’s performance as Hobbes with “Tough Love” and then referred to famed filmmaker Federico Fellini. How did The Rock react to this? with laughter.
He didn’t want to honor “one of that crap*t with an answer,” and boils down his squabbles to differences in philosophy. But when The Rock read Diesel’s words, he said, “Like everyone else, I laughed. I laughed out loud. We all laughed. And somewhere I’m sure Fellini is laughing too.”
hobbs and shaw was so successful fast and furious There’s a sequel to that spinoff, but fans shouldn’t expect to see Johnson and Diesel sharing the screen anytime soon.
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