What a wild ride (the ride is a quarter-mile long) it’s been.
Last year, future Oscar winner Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson called out certain “chicken shit” male members of The Fate of the Furious cast for being “candy asses.” It was later revealed he was referring specifically to Vin Diesel, who he snubbed from his thank you list (the ultimate diss) because the Street Sharks fanatic was often late to the set and “the crew felt Vin’s arrogance was out of control.” The two actors were reportedly kept apart during the Fate press tour, and I’m almost certain they never appear in the same frame in the film, which is weird because they have so much in common: they’re both bald, overly muscular, and enjoy starring in movies that make over a billion dollars.
That should be enough to keep the family together for F9al Countdown and Fast X, right? Right. According to TMZ, Diesel and The Rock (there’s your topical parody of “Bennie and the Jets,” Weird Al) have “buried the hatchet.”
Vin and Dwayne have met privately several times since animosity between them exploded on the set of The Fate of the Furious. We’re told they are “good” and both are “1000% in” for the next flick.
The sources are opening up about the feud… one explaining it was all over “real estate.” In movie language, real estate is all about how much an actor shines — who gets the best action scenes, who gets the hottest girl, who shows off their body more, and who gets the most face time. It became a big issue for Dwayne and Vin, but ultimately, Dwayne acknowledged it was Vin’s movie — he’s listed #1 on the call sheet. (Via)
The world’s gain is Feud‘s loss.