Vin Diesel’s Ego is causing a major rift between the Fast and Furious cast
Success has a way of bringing out people’s egos. The drama amongst performers in the Fast & Furious franchise has been simmering for a time now. Let’s take a trip down memory lane for a moment.
Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson’s conflict
Vin Diesel brought up his supposed conflict with Dwayne Johnson in April 2017, according to USA Today. Diesel said little nothing about what transpired, which just added to the intrigue. On March 29, 2017, it appears like the whole cast of The Fate of the Furious attended CinemaCon to preview footage for theatre owners. It was a big event, but the real talk was about who was missing. Diesel was present, paying respect to late actor Paul Walker alongside Charlize Theron, Kurt Russell, and Tyrese Gibson. ‘Dwayne Johnson was the only one who wasn’t there.’There had been speculations that Johnson and Diesel couldn’t be in the same area at the same time when tensions on the set of The Fate of the Furious to a climax. Johnson was there the day before, promoting Baywatch and Jumanji, to his surprise. We may go even farther back to August 8, 2016, when Johnson, who is known for his easygoing demeanor, issued a nasty Facebook post directed at one (or more) anonymous male co-stars.
“All of my female co-stars are great, and I adore them.” My male co-stars, on the other hand, are a completely another story,” he added. “Some act like true professionals and stand-up men, while others don’t.” Those that don’t care are too chicken s–t to do something about it in the first place. “Sweet asses.” “When you see this movie in April and it appears that I’m not acting in some of these sequences and my blood is truly boiling — you’re right,” he concluded. According to TMZ, Johnson was furious with Diesel for consistently arriving late to set and refused to begin the day before 10 a.m. “Unnamed industry insiders” were fast to disseminate the information. “After [several] films, Dwayne finally lost patience when Vin showed up late for their final [shared] scene on Fate,” one source added. This isn’t the first time Diesel has been accused of causing problems in production. According to the Hollywood Reporter, he was filming Furious 7 in 2014 and spent a day trapped in his trailer, then requested Universal executives to come to him so he could rage for 2 1/2 hours. Johnson and Diesel allegedly had it out in his trailer after Johnson’s social media rant. That night, around 1 a.m., when the director called “cut” on the set for Diesel’s final scene, the actor announced to the cast and crew, “Daddy’s gone,” and quickly left. Things appeared to be calming down, and there was little to no mention of it on social media or in the news.
Until that interview with USA Today. “In a strange way, I don’t think the world appreciates how close we are,” Vin told the publication. “I believe some things have been exaggerated… I’m sure he recognizes how hard I work on this franchise. He’s Uncle Dwayne in my house.” “I safeguard the franchise.” Diesel told USA Today, “I protect everyone, including Dwayne.” “I did more to defend Dwayne than he’ll ever know.”Then came the ominous words, and it appeared that the problem had been solved. Until that. Tyrese Gibson came to Instagram to express his displeasure with the news of Johnson and Jason Statham’s Fast & Furious spinoff. “Diversity, love, international multigenerational multiethnic, United Nations, One Race, Fast Family……” Until Dewayne stepped up,” he wrote in the most recent chapter of a long-running conflict. He said, “I tried to warn you, folks.” “You thought I was a hater……” “All I wanted to do was keep the family together.” This isn’t the first time he’s used social media to criticize his co-star. The ninth film has been pushed back a year, to April 10, 2020, while Johnson and Statham’s spinoff will be released on July 26, 2019.
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Vin and Dwayne’s feud is finally over?
It’s been a long journey (complete with street racing and high-stakes chases), but one of Hollywood’s long-running celebrity feuds appears to be over. The Fast & Furious conflict between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel appears to be gone, and the two appear to be pals now. Maybe Diesel’s onscreen alter ego Dominic Toretto’s “family is everything” mentality finally rubbed off on his irritated co-stars. While we’ll never know when these two first started getting along, Johnson made it apparent in 2019 that they’re on much better terms now. He halted in the middle of his workout to thank fans for their support of his Fast and Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw on Instagram. But, before signing off, he left Diesel with an unexpected message. “Last but not least, I’d like to express my gratitude to brother Vin for his continued support of Hobbs & Shaw,” he added, adding, “What a wild trip this has been.” I’m glad for the invitation you extended to me 10 years ago when we chatted and you accepted me into the Fast and Furious family.”
Johnson went on to express his pleasure and delight at the “massively successful buildout and expansion” they’d completed. “We handled it the proper way, the smart way, and I appreciate your support again, brother,” Johnson said Diesel. So, their feud seems to be ending. Now, what’s next?
The two men have now reconciled, blaming their differences on “differing core ideologies.” Johnson, on the other hand, is absent from F9 — he claims his absence is due to a schedule clash with the sequel to Fast & Furious offshoot Hobbs & Shaw, as well as other projects — and there’s no news yet on whether he’ll return for the franchise’s tenth and final chapter. Let’s hope there’s an on-screen reunion for these two in Fast & Furious 10 that does Fellini proud.