At first glance, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Vin Diesel appear to have a lot in common…but that doesn’t mean that they get along.
The two have been in the headlines all week after The Rock shared a controversial post on Facebook in which he called out one of his Furious 8 male co-stars for acting unprofessionally on set.
Later, reports surfaced that the unnamed actor was Vin Diesel, and that the two had been clashing throughout the making of the film.
Although it appears that certain castmembers have sided with Diesel during the feud, TMZ has reported that the movie’s crew is on Team Rock with this one.
The gossip site reports that Vin often holds up production because he won’t come out of his trailer, and pushed back all Monday 7am call times to 10am.
They also allege that the actor, who was also named producer on this Fast & Furious installment, has been letting the title go to his head, writing, “We’re told he wouldn’t listen to anyone and would goad people, including The Rock, by criticizing their acting.”
Although Johnson and Diesel apparently met up this week to work out their differences, things are said to be unresolved between the two. On Wednesday, Diesel shared a rather cryptic post on Instagram, in which he told fans, “So give me a second and I will tell you everything. Everything.”
For his part, The Rock followed up his Facebook post with a message on Instagram that said in part, “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.”
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