Dwayne Johnson is furious!
The 44-year-old wrestler-actor, also known by his ring name The Rock, took to Instagram on Monday to slam some of his male “Fast 8” co-stars for being unprofessional on set.
“This is my final week of shooting #FastAndFurious8. There’s no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one,” Johnson captioned a video of himself as his character Luke Hobbs beating up a prison guard and effortlessly tossing him aside.
While Johnson has nothing but good words about Universal Pictures, the crew and his female co-stars — which includes Michelle Rodriguez (Letty Ortiz), Jordana Brewster (Mia Toretto), Charlize Theron (Cipher), Nathalie Emmanuel (Ramsey), Elsa Pataky (Elena Neves) and Helen Mirren — the Canadian thespian has some negative sentiments about his male co-stars.
“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,” he revealed in his social media post.
“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,” Johnson continued. “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.”
Luckily for him, the tension between him and his male “candy asses” co-stars, whom he didn’t specifically identify, works for his role. “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,” he wrote, before adding the hashtag #IcemanCometh #F8 #ZeroToleranceForCandyAsses.
“Fast 8” male cast members including Vin Diesel (Dominic Toretto), Tyrese Gibson (Roman Pearce), Jason Statham (Deckard Shaw), Chris “Ludacris” Bridges (Tej Parker), Lucas Black (Sean Boswell) and Scott Eastwood, have yet to respond to Johnson’s post. But a source told E! News that the WWE star really did "get heated with some other guys on set.”
"Some of the guys did some small things that pissed him off, so he snapped,” continued the insider. “He called them out and then they were [too] silent to man up and say what they wanted to say.”
“But all is cool now,” said the source, who noted that Johnson is now “ready to take a break.”
“Fast 8” opens in theaters on April 12, 2017.