We finally have some answers regarding what was arguably the biggest feud of 2016, outside of the election.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson gets remarkably candid about his beef with Fate of the Furious co-star Vin Diesel in an extensive interview with Rolling Stone. Their rivalry, initially made public by Johnson, spurred headlines throughout production for the film (how could it not? Johnson called Diesel a “candy-ass” on Instagram), and later reiterated that it all boils down to their different mentalities.
Johnson confirms that if you saw the film and suspected that he and Diesel did not film scenes together, you are indeed correct.
“Vin and I had a few discussions, including an important face-to-face in my trailer,” Johnson explained to RS. “And what I came to realize is that we have a fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach moviemaking and collaborating. It took me some time, but I’m grateful for that clarity. Whether we work together again or not.”
Johnson explained that he wasn’t sure what that meant for his involvement with the franchise in the future.
… Brotherhood and all it’s complexities. This scene was filmed in Puerto Rico, I can remember it like it was yesterday. Such a beautiful island, the people were so warm and welcoming. I turned 43 that summer… and my son Vincent was born. A woman named Jan Kelly responded to a question I had asked on Facebook, ‘who they would like to see me work with?’ She said would love to see me work with Dwayne… I listened to her request and he became Hobbs. I know there has been a lot of speculation as to why the Fast 9 release date was pushed… but it would be unfair to say it is anyone’s fault. As we plot the course to expand the Fast & Furious universe, one must be mindful to take stock of the roads we took to get here. The pillars of authenticity, family and most importantly, our loyal fan’s perspective has been instrumental in procuring success. However, like any vehicle that has run around the globe 8 times, the franchise is in need of maintenance. My good friend and the godfather of Universal, Ron Meyer has granted me the time to do just that. We have some very exciting news to share soon… stay tuned. Yours truly, Dom #FamilyAlways
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“Right now I’m concentrating on making the spinoff as good as it can be,” he explained, referencing the film Hobbs and Shaw. “But I wish him all the best, and I harbor no ill will there, just because of the clarity we have.”
But don’t worry — just because there is clarity now does not mean The Rock has lost his pettiness. Thanks to interviewer Josh Eells, it’s plain and clear how Johnson really feels.
“He considers this, then lets out a big, sly laugh. ‘Actually, you can erase that last part about ‘no ill will.’ We’ll just keep it with the clarity,’” Eells wrote in the profile.
Johnson made similar comments to Entertainment Tonight about differing philosophies between the two in 2017, but it looks like time hasn’t healed all of the scars quite yet.
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