The well-known feud between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel during their time on the Fast and Furious films is no secret.
Johnson’s first appearance in the Fast Saga was in 2011 as Agent Hobbs, hunting down Diesel’s character Dom Toretto and his speedy crew.
While fans enjoyed the movies, the former WWE star and Mr Diesel did not get along. At all. The tension was so bad that Johnson reportedly only agreed to star in the 2017 release The Fate of The Furious on the condition that they had no scenes together.
He also later refused to star in the saga’s finale.
In 2016, Johnson took to Instagram to vent his frustrations, appearing to brand Diesel a “candy ass” and even suggested that he had lost his temper on set.
However, he later apologized for his comments, admitting that he should have kept any disagreement private.
Johnson acknowledged in a later interview with Vanity Fair that other cast members and crew had thanked him for speaking out.
“Nothing specific happened, just the same old sh*t,” he said. “And that just wasn’t my best day… it caused a firestorm. Yet interestingly enough…[it was] as if every single crew member found their way to me and either quietly thanked me or sent me a note. But, yeah, it wasn’t my best day, sharing that.”
Johnson revealed that he regretted sharing his thoughts with the public, as it went against his values of keeping any conflict private.
“I shouldn’t have shared that. Because at the end of the day, that goes against my DNA. I don’t share things like that. And I take care of that kind of bullshit away from the public. They don’t need to know that. That’s why I say it wasn’t my best day.”
It’s no surprise that the beef between Johnson and Diesel created tension on set, and it’s commendable that Johnson received support from other members of the cast and crew.
However, it’s unfortunate that the incident had to be played out so publicly. Perhaps it’s a lesson for us all to remember that keeping conflicts private can often be the best course of action, particularly when working in a team environment.