Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Doubles Down On His Clear Disdain For Vin Diesel In New Interview
The epic beef between Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Vin Diesel during and after the filming of Fast 8: Fate Of The Furious was probably the most entertaining celebrity feud of 2016/2017. It was almost like those two guys played in the NBA it was so petty. (Tyrese’s beef with The Rock was the cherry on top, however.)
As you may recall, The Rock dropped a blind item on social media calling someone in the cast “chicken shit” and a “candy ass” which turned out to be directed at Vin Diesel (who actually thinks he could take The Rock in a fight).
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Dwayne Johnson appears on our latest cover. Click the link in our bio to read the story in full. In the feature, the movie star discusses his new film 'Rampage,' his beef with Vin Diesel, his career and more. "I don't like sad endings," he tells us. "Life brings shit — I don't want it in my movies. I want to feel great.” Photograph by Mark Seliger
Johnson says their beef came down to a disagreement about professionalism. “Vin and I had a few discussions, including an important face-to-face in my trailer,” he says. “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. Whether we work together again or not.”
Does that mean he might not be back for the ninth installment? “I’m not quite sure,” he says. “Right now I’m concentrating on making the spinoff as good as it can be” – Hobbs and Shaw, co-starring Jason Statham, due next year. “But I wish him all the best, and I harbor no ill will there, just because of the clarity we have.” He considers this, then lets out a big, sly laugh. “Actually, you can erase that last part about ‘no ill will.’ We’ll just keep it with the clarity.”