In a recent interview, Dwayne Johnson revealed how he feels about his public feud with The Fate of the Furious co-star Vin Diesel. The Rock also looked back at their viral Instagram post.
Five years ago, Johnson shared a message on the social network calling out his male castmates in the eighth installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise.
He wrote, “My female co-stars are always amazing and I love ‘em. My male co-workers however are a different story,” He also wrote, “Some conduct themselves as stand-up men and true professionals, while others don’t. The ones that don’t are too chicken s–t 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.”
Though Johnson didn’t mention any name, it was assumed that he was referring to Diesel. Johnson told about the Instagram post, “(it was) just the same old s–t,” he noted, “and that just wasn’t my best day.” He also told, “Yet interestingly enough…[it was] as if every single crew member found their way to me and either quietly thanked me or sent me a note. But, yeah, it wasn’t my best day, sharing that. I shouldn’t have shared that. Because at the end of the day, that goes against my DNA. I don’t share things like that. And I take care of that kind of bulls–t away from the public. They don’t need to know that. That’s why I say it wasn’t my best day.”
Then Johnson explained, “I wouldn’t call it a peaceful meeting. I would call it a meeting of clarity. He and I had a good chat in my trailer, and it was out of that chat that it really became just crystal clear that we are two separate ends of the spectrum. And agreed to leave it there.”