Dwayne Johnson Sticks To His Guns On Vin Diesel!
When it comes to character, Dwayne Johnson isn’t holding back on his thoughts about Vin Diesel and his Hollywood-style personality.
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CelebNMusic247.com and CelebnMovies247.com report that Dwayne Johnson is no holds bar when it comes to Fast 9 star and producer Vin Diesel.
According to reports, Vin Diesel may have viewed his highly publicized feud with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a bit of “tough love,” but Johnson is not backing down from what he said about Diesel.
See, Johnson explains that behind the scenes there was a lot of drama and conflict between he and Vin Diesel.
Dwayne shares he only agreed to return for the series’ eighth installment, The Fate of the Furious, on the condition that he and Diesel shared no scenes.
I wanted to forgo drama…I thought that that was the best thing to do. For everybody.
When it comes to his co-stars, mainly male, aka Vin Diesel, he said:
My female co-stars are always amazing and I love ’em. My male co-stars however are a different story. Some conduct themselves as stand-up men and true professionals, while others don’t. The ones that don’t are too chicken sh*t to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses. When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I’m not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling—you’re right.
He closed things out with the hashtag #ZeroToleranceForCandyAsses.
Johnson supplies the following definition for “Candyass,” (one of The Rock’s trademark wrestling put-downs):
A candy-ass is something you don’t want to be. And the best way that I can describe a candy ass is: Life is so much easier, I have found when you are not full of shit. And a candy-ass is completely full of shit.
Dwayne and Vin Two Alpha Males Don’t Mix:
At the end of the day, Johnson says that he and Diesel are “philosophically two different people, and we approach the business of moviemaking in two very different ways.”
The faults he sees in Diesel seem pretty clear.
It’s the philosophy of going into work every day. Looking at everybody as equal partners. And looking at the studio as equal partners. And looking at the crew, regardless of where you’re at, either on the call sheet or otherwise, as equal partners—with respect and with humility, and being respectful of the process and every other human being who is putting in just as much time, just as much hard work and sweat equity, if not more. And I think it’s always been important to me to always be straight up and look somebody in the eye. And if you say you’re going to do something, do it.
Johnson reiterates his feeling on how Vin Diesel handled things:
I’ve been around the block a lot of times. Unlike him, I did not come from the world of theater. And, you know, I came up differently and was raised differently. And I came from a completely different culture and environment. And I go into every project giving it my all. And if I feel that there’s some things that need to be squared away and handled and taken care of, then I do it. And it’s just that simple.
So when I read that, just like everybody else, I laughed. I laughed hard. We all laughed. And somewhere I’m sure Fellini is laughing too.
Where do Dwayne and Vin stand these days?
Johnson had this to say about Diesel going public about their differences. And how Dwayne sticks to his guns and will remain there when it comes to Vin Diesel going public about differences.
No, I meant what I said. For sure. I mean what I say when I say it. But to express it publicly was not the right thing to do.
It was subsequently reported that some kind of peace meeting took place soon afterward in Johnson’s trailer.
Johnson tells Vanity Fair, laughing.
Well, there was a meeting. I wouldn’t call it a peaceful meeting. I would call it a meeting of clarity. He and I had a good chat in my trailer, and it was out of that chat that it really became just crystal clear that we are two separate ends of the spectrum. And agreed to leave it there.