Things got pretty furious fast on social media after Dwayne Johnson posted a rant on Instagram about his unnamed male co-stars in Fast and Furious 8.
The rant was reportedly all about co-star Vin Diesel whom he has been rumored to have an ongoing feud with. Johnson wrote on Instagram on Monday:
?This is my final week of shooting #FastAndFurious8. There?s no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one,? the actor 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? 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.?
It is not confirmed whether the two co-stars actually have an ongoing feud. They?ve been working together since Fast and Furious 6 in 2013 and appear to be in good terms. But a report by Just Jared states that the ?Tension has been building up for months,? as a source claims.
The insider continued that Diesel has been causing delays in production because he keeps on showing up late.
Another source said the same. ?He acted like a diva and has held up production before,? the source said. ?So it?s not surprising that he?s the one The Rock is calling out.?
Johnson followed up his post on Wednesday with a thank you to his ?badass fearless stunt team.? He wrote, ?Thank you team for the willingness to ?die hard? and drop your blood & sweat daily for our movie. #MyStuntBrothers #Loco4Life?
The rest of the post appears to address the conflict stirred up by his previous post. He wrote, ?You guys reading this know how much I believe in the idea of TEAM EFFORT? And like with any team ? that?s a family ? there?s gonna be conflict.?
He went on to say that conflict is actually a good thing, ?when it?s followed by great resolution.?
He ended the post with, ?I was raised on healthy conflict and welcome it. And like any family, we get better from it. At the end of the day me and #F8 co-stars all agree on the most important thing: Delivering an incredible movie to the world. #Fast8 #IcemanCometh #FamilyGrowth?
If this is all ?healthy conflict,? does that mean that the drama is over? The feud between Johnson and Diesel was never confirmed and The Rock?s rant did not mention any names and only kept it to ?male co-stars.?
The only male co-star who responded to Johnson?s rant was Tyrese Gibson, E! Online reports. In a post which has since been deleted, he wrote that he didn?t know what the rant was all about and who it was all about. He shared that for him the movie was essentially a tribute for his brother, Paul Walker.
He also said, ?This franchise is not about and has #Never been about anyone of us individually it?s about the #FASTFAMILY – the TRIBE. ? I think [Dwayne] aka 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 we will never have a problem.?