Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Admits Not Filming Scenes w/ Vin Diesel: We have a fundamental difference in movie making.
In a new interview, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson alludes to there being some tension between him and Vin Diesel. He confirmed the speculation that his character Hobbs and Diesel’s character Toretto did not film Fate of the Furious at the same time. When asked about this, The Rock explains,
That is correct. We were not in any scenes together. Vin and I had a few discussions, including an important face-to-face in my trailer.
And what I came to realize is that we have a fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach movie-making and collaborating. It took me some time, but I’m grateful for that clarify. Whether we work together again or not.
Rumored tension between the pair was reported back in 2016, when Johnson posted on Instagram that he had a serious issue with one of his castmates, calling him a “candyass.” [Click here to read the message.]
Johnson later confirmed he had a beef with Diesel. He has also stated that he may not appear in the ninth installment of the franchise. Meanwhile, he and Jason Statham have a spinoff due out in 2019.
Right now I’m concentrating on making the [Fast and Furious Hobbs and Shaw] spinoff as good as it can be. I wish [Diesel] all the best and I harbor no ill will there, just because of the clarity we have. Actually, you can erase that last part about ‘no ill will.’ We’ll just keep it with the clarity.