Remember when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson called out some of his co-workers on the set of Fate of the Furious last year?
I believe his exact words were…
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😉. Final week on FAST 8 and I’ll finish strong.
#IcemanCometh #F8 #ZeroToleranceForCandyAsses
Oh yeah, they were…
And remember how The Rock’s tirade was reportedly directed at one Vin Diesel for doing a bunch of things that pissed off the cast?
Yeah, well FAST forward seven-plus months (sorry) and these two movie star behemoths apparently still can’t stand the sight of one another.
According to The Hollywood Reporter…
Sources say the two tough-guy actors are being kept from one another as the Fast team continues its press tour in the run-up to the F. Gary Gray-helmed film hitting theaters April 14.
“They’re keeping them separated as much as possible,” says an insider.
That sequestering will be most obvious today when Universal brings footage of the film to CinemaCon in Las Vegas, where Diesel, Charlize Theron and the rest of the cast will be on hand to promote the eighth installment in the $4 billion franchise. That is minus Johnson, who is already back on the set of Ballers in Miami. But just 12 hours earlier, Johnson was in Las Vegas, participating in Paramount’s Baywatch presentation at CinemaCon. And Monday night, he introduced Sony’s Jumanji at the high-profile exhibition showcase.
So The Rock has time for his TV show and to promote two other movies – one of them AT THE SAME LOCATION – CinemaCon, but can’t stay to promote Fate of the Furious, huh?
Universal, of course, says there’s nothing to it. It’s just a scheduling thing.
Me? I say it’s all bullcrap and that the story I reported last August still holds true. I’m sticking to my guns that this is all a marketing ploy somehow tied to Wrestlemania which takes place this Sunday.
In the latest issue of Life & Style, an insider reveals that while there is some truth to the recent rivalry between Fast & Furious stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Vin Diesel, the beef is largely a publicity stunt to amp up drama for a WWE wrestling match — and to help promote the April 2017 release of Fast 8.
“They are playing a huge prank, and it’s all for publicity,” the insider shares.
Remember when Diesel promised to tell us “everything?”
Almost eight months later and he still hasn’t told us jack. See you Sunday night, Vin!