Fast 8 Drama? Dwayne Johnson Puts Cast on Blast, Diesel and Gibson Respond
After so many movies together, the cast of the Fast and the Furious franchise have been known for their close-knit relationship. Indeed, when Paul Walker died more than two years ago, his co-stars were absolutely crushed. It’s surprising, therefore, that there seems to be some drama brewing on that set.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has not been with the crew since the beginning but he has quickly become an integral part of the group. Normally, such an upbeat and positive guy, it surprised fans when he took to Instagram and shared a few choice words for his fellow castmates.
In a lengthy message (accompanied by a video), he wrote: “This is my final week of shooting #FastAndFurious8. There’s no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one,” he wrote. “Some [of my male counterparts] 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 a**es. 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.”
What (or, better yet, who?) would prompt such a rant? It hasn’t been revealed but Vin Diesel shared a video not long after and he seemed oddly defensive about how busy he’s been.
The 49-year-old said told his followers: “So much has gone on this year. I can’t believe I wrapped two back to back pictures I both starred in and produced. Now I get to return to my family, my life… To me… After being on set since literally Christmas to finally, finally, finally to come home. And to learn the little angel learned a new word. I’m going to have to share it with you, it’s more important than anything. When I heard her say ‘happy,’ I just lit up in ways I can’t even describe.”
Looking weary and sounding drawn and exhausted, Diesel paused dramatically and added: “So give me a second and I will tell you everything. Everything.”
Yikes! Meanwhile, Johnson seemed to have calmed down a little and shared a follow-up message discussing how much he values team work and how conflicts can help bring people closer together if they work on finding a “great resolution.”
Co-star, Tyrese Gibson, chimed in (but later deleted the post) saying: “DJ happens to be one of the most humble, down to earth and professional people I’ve ever worked with and more importantly he’s my brother we have NEVER had a problem and will never have a problem.”
Fast 8 hits theaters on April 14, 2017.
(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
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