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Just this week we found out that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has beef with some of his “Fast 8” male co-stars. He didn’t name names, but in an Instagram post the muscle-bound actor referred to the unidentified cast member(s) as “candy asses” and “chicken shit.” TMZ is now reporting that Vin Diesel—Dominic Toretto himself!—was the target of The Rock’s tirade. Apparently the issue stems from the fact that Diesel is one of the film’s producers, with some of the decisions he made in that role not sitting well with Johnson.
TMZ says that the two recently met in Atlanta to try and smooth things over. "Fast 8" is in its final week of shooting, but the remaining scenes were apparently hard to finish as tension between the two stars was so high. The Rock did release another Instagram post on the subject, although it doesn’t identify whether or not Diesel was his intended target. It's mostly a thank you to the stunt crew who helped film the movie’s prison break scene, but it also addresses the candy asses controversy. “Family is gonna have differences of opinion and fundamental core beliefs. To me, conflict can be a good thing, when its followed by great resolution. 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.” Also included in the caption was a message about how the film was a “TEAM EFFORT” and how everyone working on set should have their time and value respected when they are working on set. Could Vin Diesel have been big leaguing some of the film crew grunts? Or is this just a case of The Rock being bitchy over disagreements in shooting and the movie’s storyline? We’d love it if Vin Diesel would tell his side of the story, but the actor has so far stayed mum. He did however just release an Instagram video in which he talked about his daughter learning a new word.
At the end he asked fans to “give me a second and I will tell you everything.” While we’re big fans of The Rock around these parts it seems like the massive actor is being a bit childish here. For someone who prides himself on being respectful and likable he’s acting like kind of an ass with all of these anonymous digs. Here's hoping the beef doesn't affect the film in any way. Granted these movies aren't about acting at all. They are about cars. But it might be hard to watch "Fast 8" if the quality of acting gets even crappier than in the previous films. There's a line that can't be crossed, folks!