Despite his rumored on-set fight with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Vin Diesel has nothing but love for his all his “Fast 8” co-stars.
“I am proud of the entire team for making ‘Fast 8’ a reality. Though intense at times, I am grateful to the entire cast,” Diesel captioned an Instagram photo of her youngest daughter Pauline on Monday, Aug. 15. “Every single one of them we brought on has shined because of their talent and commitment. Always count your blessings.”
According to TMZ, Diesel and Johnson were embroiled in some sort of beef on the set of the F. Gary Gray-directed film. Diesel reportedly stormed off the set as soon as he wrapped his scenes last week. Sources told the website that the “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” actor didn’t like an Instagram post Johnson shared at the time, and that’s when things got heated.
“This is my final week of shooting #FastAndFurious8,” Johnson wrote in the Instagram post in question. “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,” he continued. “The ones that don’t are too chicken s--t to do anything about it anyway. Candy a--es. 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.”
A source told Entertainment Tonight that the semi-retired wrestler was referring to Diesel in his Instagram post.
“There were several times Vin was late to set and it really started pissing Dwayne and other cast and crew off,” the insider said. “Dwayne was always on time for shooting. It was Vin who would often show up when he felt like showing up. Dwayne is the complete opposite.”
TMZ reported that Diesel went to Johnson’s trailer to question him about it, and although they spoke, their issues weren’t resolved.
However, in Johnson’s more recent Instagram post, it seems that the “Baywatch,” actor has already moved on from the rumored feud.
“You guys reading this know how much I believe in the idea of TEAM EFFORT,” he began his post. “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,” he continued. “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.”
“Fast 8” opens in theaters on April 12, 2017.