Did you know Dwayne Johnson once called Fast and Furious co-star Vin Diesel “manipulative”? Read why
Dwayne Johnson, who is popularly known as “The Rock,” is one of the prominent figures in the entertainment industry. He is a successful actor, producer, and former professional wrestler. Johnson has acted in several blockbuster movies, including the Fast and Furious franchise. However, did you know that Johnson once called his Fast and Furious co-star, Vin Diesel, “manipulative”? Let’s take a look at why he made this statement.
The Fast and Furious franchise has been a massive success since its inception in 2001. The franchise has released a total of nine movies so far, and Dwayne Johnson joined the cast in the fifth installment, which released in 2011. Vin Diesel is one of the original actors in the franchise, and he also serves as a producer.
Johnson and Diesel’s first on-screen appearance together was in the movie Fast Five, where they worked together for the first time. According to sources, there was a sense of tension between the two actors on set. Some reports suggest that Johnson and Diesel had disagreements about their respective roles in the movie, which resulted in a feud between them.
In 2016, Johnson posted a message on his Instagram account, wherein he expressed his frustration on the set of Fast and Furious 8. In his post, he referred to some of his male co-stars as “candy a*s” and wrote that they were unprofessional. Though he did not name anyone, many speculated that he was referring to Diesel.
Later, in an interview with Rolling Stone, Johnson confirmed that he was upset with Diesel during the filming of Fast and Furious 8. He stated that Diesel was a difficult person to work with and that the two had not spoken since filming had ended. Johnson went on to say that working with Diesel was like “working with concrete.”
Johnson went on to add that he respected Diesel’s work ethic, but he did not appreciate the way he conducted himself on set. According to Johnson, Diesel used to take credit for the success of their scenes despite not being present for most of the shoot.
Furthermore, Johnson revealed that he had acted in Fast and Furious movies mainly because of the fans and his love for the character he played. He also disclosed that his relationship with Diesel was not the best, and he felt that they both had a difference in opinion about certain things.
On the other hand, Vin Diesel hasn’t commented publicly on the feud. He has always been tight-lipped about the matter and chose to focus on his work. Despite the tension, the two actors shared several scenes together in the Fast and Furious franchise, and their chemistry was appreciated by the fans.
Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel’s feud on the set of Fast and Furious 8 garnered much attention from the media. While Johnson called Diesel “manipulative,” the latter refrained from commenting on the matter. Despite their disagreements, both actors continued to work on the franchise, and their characters remained an integral part of the storyline. At the end of the day, it’s all about delivering quality performance and entertaining the audience, which is something both The Rock and Vin Diesel are capable of.