Over the past 15 years, Dwayne Johnson has gone from beloved WWE Superstar to bona fide movie star. The actor’s constantly upbeat outlook has earned him legions of fans on social media, which is why many were surprised when he took to Facebook earlier this week, calling some of his unidentified male co-stars on Fast and Furious 8, “candy asses.” While the actor still wouldn’t identify which co-stars he’s referring to, he did clarify this conflict in a new social media update.
The actor’s post from earlier this week revealed that this is Dwayne Johnson’s last week of shooting on Fast 8 and that he loves his female co-stars, but some of his male-co-stars aren’t the “stand-up men” and “true professionals” that others are. The actor wouldn’t identify who he’s referring to, but in a new Instagram post, it seems that the conflict has been resolved. Here’s what he had to say, without identifying who the conflict was actually with.
“My FINAL WEEK of shooting #FastAndFurious. There’s no greatness ever achieved alone.. it’s always a team effort. We promised an epic prison break out for you guys and we delivered. HUGE THANK YOU to my ohana (family) stunt coordinator JJ Perry and his bad ass fearless stunt team – as well as my cousin and incredible stunt double @samoanstuntman. Thank you team for the willingness to “die hard” and drop your blood & sweat daily for our movie. #MyStuntBrothers #Loco4Life You guys reading this know how much I believe in the idea of TEAM EFFORT. That means respecting every person, their time and their value when they step on to my set or partner with our production company. And like with any team – that’s a family – there’s gonna be conflict. Family is gonna have differences of opinion and fundamental core beliefs. To me, conflict can be a good thing, when its followed by great resolution. I was raised on healthy conflict and welcome it. And like any family, we get better from it. At the end of the day me and #F8 co-stars all agree on the most important thing: Delivering an incredible movie to the world. #Fast8 #IcemanCometh #FamilyGrowth”
There have been rumors that the actor was referring to Vin Diesel, who has been known to be difficult on the set. There was a report from 2014 that claims Furious 7 was held up because of Vin Diesel’s refusal to come out of his trailer, making the rest of the cast wait hours before he was ready to shoot. Others believe The Rock may be referring to Scott Eastwood, who called out the rest of his cast members in an interview for going to their trailers between takes, while he tried to stay on set and learn from the filmmakers and their crew.
Regardless, it seems that the argument has been settled as Dwayne Johnson finishes out his last week on the set of Fast & Furious 8. The video he posted features stunt coordinator JJ Perry and his massive stunt team, who are seen getting pumped up for what we can assume is another prison riot scene. Hopefully we’ll get to see more footage from this epic scene in tomorrow’s Fast Friday video, so stay tuned for that. In the meantime, check out Dwayne Johnson’s latest video from the Fast 8 set.