It’s pretty well documented at this point how much I love The Rock. I won’t hear a single negative word said against the dude, and because of my admitted bias, I’m automatically on his side when it comes to Dwayne’s recently-revealed (but long-happening) feud with Vin Diesel.
Here’s how it all went down: earlier this week, The Rock went on a bit of an Instagram rant about an unnamed “candy ass” Fast & Furious co-star for being unprofessional on set.
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
Apparently the drama started because The Rock felt Vin was making shitty production calls, while Vin claimed that The Rock never turned up on time or something.
“Tension has been building up for months,” the source said.
“Vin has been having problems with The Rock because The Rock keep showing up late for production,” the source said. “Sometimes he doesn’t show up at all and he’s delaying the production.”
“I don’t know what’s going on with The Rock,” the insider continued. “He is always late and it really has delayed our production. Vin just couldn’t take it anymore.”
According to TMZ, the two met up to hash out their differences privately, and The Rock has since come out and said that conflict can be a good thing, but I don’t know. It’s two macho dudes doing a macho movie. The Rock will always have my heart, but it’s not hard to see how all that testosterone floating around wouldn’t cause issues from time to time.
My FINAL WEEK of shooting #FastAndFurious. There's no greatness ever achieved alone.. it's always a team effort. We promised an epic prison break out for you guys and we delivered. HUGE THANK YOU to my ohana (family) stunt coordinator JJ Perry and his bad ass fearless stunt team – as well as my cousin and incredible stunt double @samoanstuntman. Thank you team for the willingness to "die hard" and drop your blood & sweat daily for our movie. #MyStuntBrothers #Loco4Life You guys reading this know how much I believe in the idea of TEAM EFFORT. That means respecting every person, their time and their value when they step on to my set or partner with our production company. And like with any team – that's a family – there's gonna be conflict. Family is gonna have differences of opinion and fundamental core beliefs. To me, conflict can be a good thing, when its followed by great resolution. I was raised on healthy conflict and welcome it. And like any family, we get better from it. At the end of the day me and #F8 co-stars all agree on the most important thing: Delivering an incredible movie to the world. #Fast8 #IcemanCometh #FamilyGrowth
I still love you, Dwayne!