As our beloved Dominic Toretto always reminds us that The Fast and Furious movies are all about family, but as in any family not everyone gets along. Same was the case during the filming of the Fast and Furious 8 : The Fate of the Furious
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Vin Diesel reportedly did not get along during the shoot and eventually fell off. The Rock is now headlining Hobbs and Shaw franchise with Jason Statham while Vin continues to lead the Fast and Furious Franchise of which he is also a producer.
Whatever went down on set resulted in Johnson posting a message on Instagram slamming some of his co-stars as ‘chicken shit’, which was assumed to be aimed that Diesel. Some conduct themselves as stand-up men and true professionals, while others don’t,” Johnson wrote. “The ones that don’t are too chicken s*** to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses.” This led to a whole saga that involved Pretty much everyone.
Now, breaking his silence on the fallout with the Rock, Vin told Men’s Health that ‘It was a tough character to embody, the Hobbs character. My approach at the time was a lot of tough love to assist in getting that performance where it needed to be. As a producer to say, ‘ Okay, we’re going to take Dwayne Johnson, who’s associated with wrestling and we’re going to force this cinematic world, audience members, to regard his character as someone that they don’t know’
Hobbs hits you like a ton of bricks.”That’s something that I’m proud of, that aesthetic. That took a lot of work. We had to get there and sometimes, at that time, I could give a lot of tough love.”Not Felliniesque, but I would do anything I’d have to do to get performances in anything I’m producing.”
Meanwhile, Netizens feel that Vin Diesel is trying to take credit for Rock’s performance in Fast and Furious Film and bombarded Twitter with their reactions.
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