The interwebs lit up yesterday when former WWE superstar and current blockbuster movie star “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson put some of his male co-stars on blast via Facebook:
“This is my final week of shooting Fast & Furious 8. There’s no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one. An incredible hard working crew. Universal Studios Entertainment 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.”
Gossip site TMZ reports the Rock’s nameless vaguebooking didn’t sit well with his co-stars:
“We’re told the male co-stars think Rock was out of line to talk crap, but given that he did they think it’s unforgivable he wasn’t specific because now they’re all suspects.
Our sources say the co-stars — male and female — are especially upset because filming wraps in a week and a half and, as one put it, “This is a hell of a way to end it.”
One source who is embedded in the production tells us there have been various conflicts because of “extreme egos” among most of the top actors, with the help of their agents and lawyers. But we’re told none of the actors felt the public criticism was appropriate.”
The site reports that The Rock and co-star Vin Diesel met today to air out their grievances, but it isn’t clear if they have resolved their differences. The site reports the disagreement is related to Diesel’s Producer decisions during production.