Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. “The Rock”, absolutely hates some of his male costars on Fast 8!
While it is highly unusual for acting professionals to publicly diss their costars, The Rock is not holding back at all!
He is calling out some of the other actors on the film for their unprofessional behavior, and labeling them as “chicken shit” and “candy asses.”
The Rock’s male costars on Fast 8 include Scott Eastwood, Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, Kurt Russell, Kristofer Hivju, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, and Ludacris.
Which costars are making The Rock’s blood boil… and why?
Actor: Vin Diesel (and possibly others)
Various reports and denials are popping about who The Rock was ranting about on social media when he called some of his male costars “chicken shit” and “candy asses.”
After that rant, The Rock had a meeting with Vin Diesel.
Some immediately jumped to the conclusion that Vin Diesel must be the one person feuding with The Rock.
Why call out multiple male costars on the film if your only beef is with Vin Diesel?
You should keep in mind that Vin Diesel was an actor AND Producer on Furious 7.
It’s hard to believe that the two of them worked together without a problem on the other film, but suddenly had a conflict on this one.
A Blind Gossip source tells us:
Vin is a Producer on Fast 8 as well as an actor on the film.
That means that he is Dwayne’s BOSS.
Frankly, it was shockingly unprofessional for Dwayne to wait until the end of production to air his grievances, and then do it in such a public manner as to try to embarrass his colleagues.
If you are an actor on the set – which is all Dwayne was on this production – and you have a problem with anything, you go to the producers.
Dwayne says he was having problems with multiple people on the set.
Well, he should have gone to Vin directly in the first place.
If he didn’t feel comfortable going to Vin, he should have gone to Mike or Neal or Finni [the other producers] and sorted this out.
If he didn’t feel comfortable going to them, he could have had Ari or Kim or Brad [his agents] do it.
Blasting his colleagues and his boss on social media was childish and unprofessional.
EOnline hints that there has been tension on the set since the beginning:
A source tells E! News exclusively that shooting this installment of the franchise “wasn’t easy for anyone,” but it was “especially” hard on Johnson.
Things on set just “didn’t feel exactly the same” this time around, says an insider.
And while Johnson “is the best guy on the planet to work with,” he’s “also a very emotional guy” and “likes things to go as he sees fit [while] also being fair.”
The Rock may not have been the only unhappy camper on the set.
Esquire ran an article about how Scott Eastwood was disappointed in his lack of connection with his Fast 8 colleagues:
Clint Eastwood’s son told the mag that the acting legend offered him one sage piece of advice when it came to movie-making: never go back to your trailer.
“I’m on this Fast and the Furious movie right now, and everyone goes back to their trailer,” Scott explained, “I stick around and say, ‘Why are you setting up the shot like this?’ I want to learn.”
The Daily News says that Tyrese Gibson is annoyed by the controversy and says that none of this is about him:
Co-star Tyrese Gibson made clear he was not the cast member The Rock was referring to, noting he probably shouldn’t have said that and dragged all the men into the drama.
“Would one assume that IF he’s going to jump out there and generalize and say ‘Male Co-Stars’ he would be more clear and call out names???” Gibson said.
“Of course he should of.”
TMZ says that The Rock’s biggest problem was with Vin Diesel:
Our sources say earlier in the day, Vin confronted Rock over the disparaging comments he made about his male co-stars.
Although Rock didn’t name names, we know he was referring to Vin.
We’re told Vin went to Rock’s trailer and demanded to know why he was talking trash.
The 2 spoke privately inside but we’re told they did not squash their beef.
One source intimately familiar with the actors tells us it’s all about big egos.
As for Vin, he didn’t leave anyone high and dry.
We’re told after shooting his last scene the studio cleared him to leave.
Vin Diesel did not badmouth The Rock after their meeting.
Instead, he just shot his final scene and headed home to his own family:
The last week has been so crazy working here.
I haven’t been able to post but soon I’m going to be home with my angels and then I’ll be able to post a little bit more…
Always be you and stay positive out there.
We believe we’ll hear more of this story in the days to come.
Interestingly, during all this, The Rock managed to crank out DOZENS of promotional messages on his social media accounts about three of his other projects, including Ballers, Moana, and his new shoe line with Under Armour.
Never let a crisis go to waste.
Especially if you’re the one creating the crisis!
It’s a little too early to call a winner on this, but a lot of you called out Vin Diesel as one of the targets.