Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is known for being the lovable nice guy on social media, so when he started throwing insults at his Fast & Furious co-stars, people were shocked. But the specific co-stars he was talking about should probably be less shocked and more terrified.
Johnson commemorated the end of his shooting schedule for Fast 8, the next installment in the franchise, with a post on Instagram. He spoke highly of the crewmembers on the production saying they are, “An incredible working crew.” And that, “UNIVERSAL has been great partners as well.”
But when he started talking about his co-stars his tone changed. Johnson said, “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.”
He warned his followers, “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. Final week on FAST 8 and I’ll finish strong.”
Well turns out, according to TMZ, this rant was directed at Vin Diesel. They even had a secret meeting on the set of Fast 8 on Tuesday to hash things out, but it’s unknown if they were able to resolve their issues during said meeting.
It seems like things are falling apart for this installment. It’s shocking because the Fast & Furious stars are known to be a tight-knit family who support each other through everything — especially after the tragic passing of Paul Walker.
It sounds like this last movie might not have been good for the whole production. Hopefully, they’ll work it out before they ruin a great franchise they’ve built. Or before Johnson turns back into The Rock and starts body-slamming people.
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