- July 1, 2021
Beef between Vin Diesel, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson explained
In 2016, rumour went off on social media that Johnson was talking about Diesel when the former posted a photo on his verified Instagram account in which he talked about filming ‘The Fate of the Furious’ and wrote ‘Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don’t’.
Report has it that Johnson also posted a clip from filming on Instagram with a caption, ‘You guys reading this know how much I believe in the idea of TEAM EFFORT. That means respecting every person, their time and their value when they step on to my set or partner with our production company. And like with any team – that’s a family – there’s gonna be conflict’.
Part of the caption further reads, ‘Family is gonna have differences of opinion and fundamental core beliefs. To me, conflict can be a good thing, when it’s followed by great resolution’.
Meanwhile, in a recent media chat, Diesel explained why he and his former ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise co-star had a fall-out.
Revealing that he had to take a hard stance with Johnson who played Luke Hobbs, Diesel who was the producer for the franchise said, “It was a tough character to embody, the Hobbs character. My approach at the time was a lot of tough love to assist in getting that performance where it needed to be. As a producer, to say Okay, we’re going to take Dwayne Johnson, who’s associated with wrestling, and we’re going to force this cinematic world, audience members, to regard his character as someone that they don’t know — Hobbs hits you like a ton of bricks.
“That’s something that I’m proud of, that aesthetic. That took a lot of work. We had to get there and sometimes, at that time, I could give a lot of tough love, not felliniesque, but I would do anything I’d have to do in order to get performances in anything I’m producing”.
Johnson, on the other hand, revealing some of the few discussions he had with Diesel said, “What I came to realize is that we have a fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach moviemaking and collaborating. It took me some time, but I’m grateful for that clarity. Whether we work together again or not”.
It should be noted that Johnson who starred in the 2019 spin off ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’ does not appear in the new movie, ‘F9’ featuring Francis Nnganou (The Predator) the UFC Heavyweight Champion of the African descent which was released recently.