The Rock’s male co-stars in Fast 8 are apparently fuming, after he threw some serious shade at them yesterday.
In a rather uncharacteristic move by Dwayne Johnson, who’s usually considered the nice guy of Hollywood, he took to Instagram to say his fellow cast were ‘candy asses’ and were too ‘chicken shit’ to do anything about it. Ouch.
TMZ reports that tensions are running high on the set of the eight instalment of the Fast & Furious franchise after Dwayne’s outburst, with production sources claiming that his male co-stars are all being hounded by press wanting to know who the rant was aimed at.
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
The celebrity gossip site went on to say that according to their sources that Vin Diesel was the focal point of his tirade.
They claim that the pair held a crisis meeting on the set yesterday, with sources saying their rift was even affecting production.
Both male and female co-stars also showed their dismay at the situation, considering the fact the filming wraps up in 10 days and as one put it: “This is a hell of a way to end it.”
During filming, another source told the site that there had been conflicts purely because of ‘extreme egos’ among the A-list cast, though none of them felt the very public criticism was appropriate.
Apparently, we could expect something on social media today to clarify it and then maybe, just maybe that will end this pettiness once and for all.