Dwayne Johnson Does Not Regret Calling Vin Diesel Candy Asses
Posted 2016/11/23 6798 0
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson opened up about his heavily publicized feud with Fast 8 costar Vin Diesel in a new interview with The Los Angeles Times.
After wrapping the shoot of Fast 8, The 44-year-old actor recently opened up about his famous Instagram rant, in which he called some of his unnamed male co-stars "candy a**es", in a new interview with the Los Angeles Times. :
“I was very clear with what I said. I’ve been in the game a long time,”. He further continued, “Would Universal [Pictures] have preferred that didn’t happen? Sure, we talked about it. The irony is after that and as they do their tracking and all their analysis, the interest [in ‘Fast 8’] shot through the roof to a whole other level.”
It all started earlier this year in August when Dwayne Johnson took to Instagram to post his outrage against male costars in the movie calling them, unprofessional “candy asses.” Right after which he received a lot of backlash from fans and followers. Later Vin Diesel posted a comment on his Instagram around the same time letting his fans know that he will answer everything, he posted, “So much has gone on this year. I can’t believe I wrapped two back-to-back pictures I both starred in and produced. Now I get to return to my family, my life … To me… So give me a second and I will tell you everything. Everything.”
The xXx: Return of Xander Cage star also posted a Facebook Live video a week after the post praising Johnson, saying that his longtime costar "shined" as Luke Hobbs in the Fast and the Furious film franchise.
A source told ET that Johnson's beef was with co-star Vin Diesel. "There were several times Vin was late to set and it really started pissing Dwayne and other cast and crew off," the source said. "At the end of production, Dwayne was really over Vin's bulls**t. As far as I know, they haven't spoken since they left set."
On the work front, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be next seen or rather heard as a demigod Maui in Disney’s animated, Moana and in live action form with Priyanka Chopra in Baywatch. Vin Diesel on the other hand is gearing up for the release of xXx: Return Of Xander Cage, which also stars Deepika Padukone and Donnie Yen amongst others.
Fast 8 hits theaters on April 14, 2017.