A confrontation that comes from a long way back and that has all kinds of script twists.
It was just an Instagram post deleted hours later. But it was enough to unleash the storm and put in writing what was intuited: that the relationship between dwayne johnson Y Vin Diesel I had reached a point of no return. Johnson uncovered the drama that was experienced in the production of the saga fast&furious and assured that he did not want to share scenes with Diesel, but, years later, he assures that he regrets having aired their differences.
The post of the controversy said: “My co-stars are always amazing and I love them. But my male co-stars are another story. Some behave like normal people and true professionals, while others don’t. The ones that don’t are too special (literally chicken shit) to do certain things. When you see this movie in April and realize I’m not acting in some of these scenes, you’ll think my blood boils over it, and you’re absolutely right.”
The actor explained in an interview with Vanity Fair in 2021 nothing specific happened that triggered that post. “Nothing in particular happened, just the same old shit. And that was not my best day”He commented before assuring that his mistake was sharing it, although he does not regret what he said.
It was funny because when I posted that it was as if every member of the team had connected with me and many silently thanked me for what I had said, or even sent me notes. But it wasn’t my best day and I shouldn’t have shared it. Because in the end, that goes against my DNA. I don’t share things like that. And I deal with that kind of shit in private. The public does not need to know that, “says the actor. And he clarifies:” I meant what I said. Insurance. But expressing it publicly was not the right thing to do
His message had consequences. As Johnson states, there was a meeting with the team to clear things up. “I wouldn’t call it a peaceful gathering. “He and I had a good talk and it became very clear to me from then on that we are two opposite ends. And he agreed to leave it there,” he says.
For the protagonist of Jungle Cruise The big difference between the two is in their different work philosophy. He says he looks at all his teammates as equals, implying that Diesel doesn’t act the same way: “I respect all the people who are putting in as much time, as much hard work and as much sweat, if not more, as I am putting in. And I think it’s always been important to me to hold my head high and be able to look everyone in the eye. And if I say I’m going to do something, I do it.”
For his part, Vin Diesel assures that the problem of the confrontation is that both are “Alpha males”, but points out that he is proud to see him follow in his footsteps. “I protected Dwayne more than he’ll know.… but I know he appreciates it. He knows that he only has one older brother in the world of cinema, and that’s me, “says the actor and producer.
Whatever happened on the set of fast and furious 8 – some say that Diesel eliminated several scenes that Johnson had planned -, the relationship between them has not been able to come to fruition since then. The Rock participated in the franchise in one more installment, but did not have to deal with the actor who gives life to Toretto, since his farewell was in hobbs&shawthe ‘spin off’ of the saga.