Yesterday, we discussed a very special blind item from The Rock, Dwayne Johnson. The Rock is wrapping up filming on Fast & Furious 8, and he said many words about how the experience has been incredible and he’s loved every second with his female costars. But! The Rock had harsh words for his “candy ass” male costars, writing: “Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don’t. The ones that don’t are too chicken sh-t to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses.” Many thought he was talking about Scott Eastwood, because Scott just seems like the kind of frat-douche who would piss off a guy like Dwayne Johnson. Not so much, as it turns out.
First, TMZ reported that Dwayne’s comments did not go over too well on-set, and that Dwayne’s costars were “all getting hounded by people who want to know who Rock was putting on blast.” The dudes thought Dwayne was “out of line to talk crap” even though there have been “conflicts” on-set due to “extreme egos” among the “top actors.” Late Tuesday, we finally got the answer to the blind item riddle though… The Rock was talking about VIN DIESEL!
The Rock’s rant about unprofessional male co-stars was targeted at Vin Diesel, TMZ has learned, and the 2 had a secret meeting on the “Fast 8″ set Tuesday to hash things out. Production sources tell TMZ … when the Rock went nuts on social media Monday night, claiming certain male co-stars were not stand up guys and too “chicken s***” to confront him … he was referring to Vin.
We’re told The Rock has butted heads with Vin during the production, in part because V.D. is a producer and has made decisions that didn’t sit well with the former wrestling champ.
Our sources say The Rock and Vin had a meeting on the Atlanta set mid-day Tuesday … partly because tensions were running so high it was almost impossible to shoot scenes. We do not know if they resolved their issues.
As we reported, almost the entire cast is angry at Rock for causing a stir just a week and a half before filming ends.
I saw some people theorizing that the late Paul Walker was the glue that held the cast together, that he was easy-going and he got along with everyone, and that his personality helped the other cast members get along and put their egos aside. I’d like to think that’s true, because it would explain this. Vin Diesel causing issues with Dwayne Johnson is no bueno, but neither is offering a blind item about the star/producer of the franchise.
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