Dwayne Johnson finally reveals the root of his 'candy ass' feud with his 'The Fate of the Furious' co-star Vin Diesel
Vin and Dwayne's argument behind the scenes got so out of hand that they even refused to act in any scenes together.
The year was 2016, and the time was such that we were thirsty for some real drama. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, who has the reputation of being a sweetheart to work with, had hit the "candy a**es" working with him on the sets of 'Fast and the Furious 8' in a scathing social media post. It was all the more juicy because the 'F&F' cast is known for being a tightly-knit family.
After two years of maintaining his silence on the issue, the Rock is finally revealing what led to his Facebook outburst. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone the former WWE champ addressed the feud and confirmed that he was alluding to Vin, while also revealing the root cause it: "Vin and I had a few discussions, including an important face-to-face in my trailer. And what I came to realize is that we have a fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach moviemaking and collaborating. It took me some time, but I'm grateful for that clarity."
Will he ever work with his (former) buddy again? Dwayne's vague on that, even if it is just for the ninth installment of the 'Fast and the Furious' franchise. "I'm not quite sure," he says regarding the return," adding that he is more focused on the making the spin-off movie 'Hobbs And Shaw,' co-starring Jason Statham, as good as he can.
However, the one he is clear on, is that he harbors no ill will towards Vin – well, he retracted on that as well. So basically, what Dwayne has confirmed with the interview is that he still harbors some ill feelings towards his former "brother" but is glad to have the clarity they have now.
We sure are glad Dwayne isn't among the celebrities who plaster over a former feud with empty words like "it was a misunderstanding that we have now sorted out" and "we have nothing but respect for each other." It definitely would have been hard to buy all that PR crap after reading what he had to say about Vin just a couple of years ago.
Meanwhile, this was Vin's response on being asked about the same incident in 2017: “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 [for] this franchise. In my house, he’s Uncle Dwayne.”
To refresh your memory. Here are some of most choice words Dwayne had for Vin after working with him on 'The Fate of the Furious':
"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 s**t to do anything about it anyway. Candy a**es."
"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."