Is the war still on between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel? It looks like there’s still bad blood between the two if going by Johnson’s latest Fast 8 thank you note. According to Entertainment Weekly, Johnson left Vin Diesel out of his thank you notes after he wrapped production on the film.
He posted on Instagram, which is the social media platform he decided to call out “some male colleagues” that started the war between the two larger than life personalities.
Johnson started off his thank you’s as follows.
“Finished strong and on to the next. Thank you to our director [F. Gary Gray] for the vision and execution. Thank you Universal for being tremendous partners as always.”
Dwayne Johnson continued, and thanked his colleagues, stating, “to all my fellow co-stars for the daily effort and grind.” Instead of just leaving it at that, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson went on to thank co-stars Scott Eastwood, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Tyrese Gibson. One name missing off of that list? Vin Diesel.
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As the Inquisitr reported, apparently the feud between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel has been brewing for a while now, but Johnson was the one to make things public on his Instagram account. Instead of celebrating his last week filming, Johnson said the following.
“This is my final week of shooting #FastAndFurious8. There’s no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one. 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.”
While he didn’t name any names, TMZ figured it out through a source that it was Vin Diesel. It was said that the two had a secret meeting prior to Johnson’s post, and some words were said that lead to Johnson airing his frustration out on Instagram. At the time, sources said that their feud was so strong that they made it “impossible” to shoot some scenes. A point of contention is said to be over Diesel’s alleged power trip due to his producer role in the franchise. A source said that Diesel would often criticize acting choices, and would often push shooting times back.
It was also reported that colleagues weren’t happy that Dwayne Johnson went public with the beef. Soon after that, a second post was made about the situation by The Rock, and it seemed like he was trying to smooth things over with everyone. In a separate Instagram post, Johnson said the following.
“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 onto 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 it’s followed by great resolution. I was raised on healthy conflict and welcome it. And like any family, we get better from it.”
Vin Diesel finally responded by making a cryptic video about his daughter saying the word “happy” for the first time. At the end, he about faced and stated, “Give me a second, and I will tell you everything. Everything.”
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While Diesel hasn’t dished anything out for the fans, there was a new group photo that the whole cast posed for, which happened to include both men.
[Image via Universal Pictures]