Vin Diesel And Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Finally Address Ongoing Beef
It was reported a few weeks back that the professional and personal relationship between Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Vin Diesel was so bad that they had to kept apart on the press tour of their latest flick The Fate of the Furious.
The whole beef goes back to Johnson sharing a post on the 'Gram around the time photography on Fast 8 wrapped in which he referred to somebody close as a candy ass and "chicken shit."
"My female co-stars are always amazing and I love 'em. My male co-stars however are a different story. Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don't," the former wrestler wrote.
This is my final week of shooting #FastAndFurious8. There's no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one. An incredible hard working crew. UNIVERSAL has been great partners as well. My female co-stars are always amazing and I love 'em. My male co-stars however are a different story. Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don't. The ones that don't are too chicken shit to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses. When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I'm not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling - you're right. Bottom line is it'll play great for the movie and fits this Hobbs character that's embedded in my DNA extremely well. The producer in me is happy about this part:wink:. Final week on FAST 8 and I'll finish strong. #IcemanCometh #F8 #ZeroToleranceForCandyAsses
It later panned out that Johnson was directing the shots at none other than co-star Vin Diesel.
Speculation that their beef was a mere PR stunt for some kind of reconciliation at WrestleMania 33 was quashed last week.
So what the fuck's going on?
Well, lucky for us, both parties have addressed the feud head-on.
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Johnson took the classic "I'm sorry that you're like this..." route to Entertainment Tonight.
"Just like in life, you have different philosophies and people have different fundamental philosophies on how you do things," he said. "And again, the most important thing is just the movie. So I'm happy that we're here in New York City, I'm happy the fans love it."
Diesel confided in USA Today that there was no real riff, even calling Johnson his 'Uncle Dwayne.'
He said: "I don't think the world really realizes how close we are, in a weird way. I think some things may be blown out of proportion. I don't think that was his intention. I know he appreciates how much I work this franchise. In my house, he's Uncle Dwayne.
"I protect the franchise. I protect everybody including Dwayne. I protected Dwayne more than he'll ever know. And it doesn't matter. He doesn't have to know. But he appreciates it. He knows it.
"Dwayne has only got one Vin in his life. Dwayne Johnson only has one big brother in this film world and that's me."
Diesel went on to say he's 'always rooting' for Dwayne, citing the fact he was 'the first multicultural megstar in Hollwood' and that seeing another 'multicultural star' is something he considers proud of.
Still seems a bit fishy to us, but we'll take what we can get ey?
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