Vin Diesel has stylishly explained the reason for the feud between himself and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson while filming Fast and Furious.
The producer of the billion dollar franchise revealed this during an interview with Men’s Health magazine.
“I think some things may be blown out of proportion. I don’t think that was his intention. I know he appreciates how much I work this franchise. In my house, he’s Uncle Dwayne…I protect the franchise,” Vin said.
“It was a tough character to embody, the Hobbs character. My approach at the time was a lot of tough love to assist in getting that performance where it needed to be.”
“He continued, “As a producer to say, Okay, we’re going to take Dwayne Johnson, who’s associated with wrestling, and we’re going to force this cinematic world, audience members, to regard his character as someone that they don’t know — Hobbs hits you like a ton of bricks. That’s something that I’m proud of, that aesthetic.”
Diesel confessed that he is known to give tough love in order to achieve set goals.
“That took a lot of work. We had to get there and sometimes, at that time, I could give a lot of tough love. Not Felliniesque, but I would do anything I’d have to do in order to get performances in anything I’m producing,” Vin explained.
Recall that Dwayne Johnson called a certain member of the cast a “candy ass” in a now deleted Instagram post at that time
“Some [male co-stars] conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don’t. The ones that don’t are too chicken shit 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.”