Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Vin Diesel's feud has reached a brutal all time low
Some people just don't get along. While it's easy for most of us to avoid those that we firmly dislike, it gets far more difficult when you are forced to be in their company on the regular. That can mean family members you cannot stand talking to (we all have one), the partners of friends we don't see the appeal of, or co-workers that really get under your skin.
The same goes for those working on the sets of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, which brings us to the infamous feud between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel.
The Fast & Furious series, despite starring several car-obsessed ultra-masculine muscular dudes, often preaches about the family connection between its characters - with Vin Diesel bringing that sentimentality to his behind-the-scenes looks at the movies on Instagram.
Yet there is some sibling rivalry going on in this particular family, as The Rock and Diesel do not get along whatsoever. Their feud came up back in 2016, when Johnson posted disparaging comments about "some" of his co-stars in a now-deleted Instagram post. After some further comments, it was later inferred that he was talking about Vin Diesel the whole time.
The post read:
"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 s*** to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses."
In the most recent entrant to the series, The Fate of the Furious (the naming convention of this series is baffling), they only appear in one scene together due to tensions on set. Yet even this was down to clever editing, as they never even filmed at the same time, apparently finding it impossible to stand being in the same room as one another.
You would think that having a year or so to cool down, they might have made up, but it turns out that The Rock still harbors some resentment - even though he initially claims he has found some clarity on the issue. Speaking to Rolling Stone this week, the actor said:
"We were not in any scenes together. Vin and I had a few discussions, including an important face-to-face in my trailer.
"And what I came to realize is that we have a fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach movie making and collaborating.
"It took me some time, but I'm grateful for that clarity. Whether we work together again or not.
When he was asked about the future of the series, which includes a spin-off starring Johnson and Jason Statham, he reignited the rivalry.
"Right now I'm concentrating on making the spinoff as good as it can be (Hobbs and Shaw)," he explained. "But I wish him all the best, and I harbor no ill will there, just because of the clarity we have." But then he added:
"Actually, you can erase that last part about 'no ill will.' We'll just keep it with the clarity."
Well, maybe if The Rock runs for president, Vin Diesel can run against him?