Vin Diesel and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson were co-stars who disagreed when they first worked on “Fast Five” in 2011.
The actors, who played Dominic Toretto and Luke Hobbs respectively, had an on-set feud that spilled over into the public arena when Johnson, 49, called out an anonymous actor via social media from the franchise’s set. and many fans have narrowed it down to Diesel.
“He was a difficult character to play, the character of Hobbs,” Diesel told Men’s Health of Johnson’s Hobbs, who was a government agent tasked with stopping Toretto and his car gang.
The “Bloodshot” actor, 53, said he believed their difference of opinion was that Diesel was a difficult producer.
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“As a producer, say, ‘Okay, we’re going to take Dwayne Johnson, who’s associated with wrestling, and we’re going to force this cinematic world, the viewers, to see his character as someone they don’t know. not. know ‘- Hobbs hits you like a ton of bricks, ”Diesel explained.
“It’s something I’m proud of, this aesthetic,” he continued. “It took a lot of work. We had to get there and sometimes at that time I could give a lot of hard love. Not Felliniesque, but I would do whatever I had to do to perform in anything I produce. “
Diesel and Johnson once again worked together on the franchise’s sixth, seventh and eighth films. Johnson also got his own spinoff film, “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” alongside redeemed villain Deckard Shaw, played by Jason Statham.
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“Some behave like standing men and real professionals, while others don’t,” Johnson wrote in 2016 in a post deleted. “Those who aren’t are too dirty to do anything about it anyway. Candy is. “
To its credit, Diesel never broke down and tried to preserve the “family” dynamic of the street racing franchise, recounting USA today in 2017: “I don’t think the world really realizes how close we are, in a weird way.
“I think some things can be overkill. I don’t think that was his intention. I know he appreciates how hard I work this franchise. In my house, it’s Uncle Dwayne. . . . It’s not always easy to be an alpha. And these are two alphas. Being an alpha can be painful sometimes. “
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Johnson also reconsidered his comments. “Just like, in life you have different philosophies and people have different fundamental philosophies about the way you do things,” he told Entertainment Tonight in 2017. “And again, the thing there is. more important is just the movie.