Dwayne Johnson Speaks Out About Public Feud With ‘Fast and Furious’ Co-Star Vin Diesel

by Samantha Whidden

Just five years after he and his Fast and Furious co-star Vin Diesel began their now infamous public feud, Dwayne Johnson is now speaking out about the situation and reveals where he now stands with the other actor.

As previously reported, Dwayne Johnson joined the Fast and Furious franchise for its fifth installment. The Rock was in Fast and Furious 6, Furious 7, and The Fate of the Furious. Johnson and Jason Statham co-starred in a Furious spinoff, Hobbs & Shaw.

During his latest interview with Vanity Fair, Dwayne Johnson opened up about his return to The Fate of the Furious, Dwayne Johnson stated that he wanted to just forgo drama. But with one major condition. He and Diesel did not share any scenes. “I thought that was the best thing to do. For everybody.”

After filming The Fate of the Furious, Dwayne Johnson made an Instagram post calling out certain co-stars. “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— to do anything about it anyway. Candy a—es.”

When asked what “candy ass” actually means, Dwayne Johnson answered that candy ass is just not something anyone should 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 sh–.”

Dwayne Johnson Opens Up About the Well-Known Instagram Post That Sparked His Feud With Vin Diesel

While also discussing the well-known Instagram post that started the Johnson-Diesel feud, Dwayne Johnson recalled, “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.”

Dwayne Johnson also admitted that it wasn’t his best day and he shouldn’t have shared what happened on the set. “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 bulls— from the public. They don’t need to know that.”

When asked if he would take back the comment, Dwayne Johnson said, “No, I mean 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.”

Dwayne Johnson went on to add that there was a meeting between he and Diesel, but he wouldn’t call it a “peaceful” meeting. More like 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.”