It all started when Johnson posted a photo on Instagram from his last week of shooting Fast 8. His comment starts out looking on the bright side, but quickly dissolves into a mini-rant.
This is my final week of shooting #FastAndFurious8. There’s no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one. An incredible hard working crew. UNIVERSAL has been great partners as well. 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 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. Bottom line is it’ll play great for the movie and fits this Hobbs character that’s embedded in my DNA extremely well. The producer in me is happy about this part????. Final week on FAST 8 and I’ll finish strong. #IcemanCometh #F8 #ZeroToleranceForCandyAsses
Nobody knew who the passive aggressive message was directed at until TMZ reported that Johnson’s beef was with Vin Diesel. The two are both producers as well as actors on the project, and evidently their creative differences were causing more than a little tension.
Johnson and Diesel had to hold a private meeting to hash out their tensions on Tuesday, temporarily stopping production to hash out their differences. There hasn’t been word on if they managed to work things out, but at least filming is almost over.
So who did the rest of the cast side with? TMZ reported that the male cast members were pretty upset with Johnson’s comments and that they thought it was a cheap way to end the shoot. Production sources also stated they thought the Rock’s outburst was all based on ego.