If you follow Dwayne Johnson on social media, then see why he’s the hardest working man in Hollywood. Always posting videos of himself post-workout, before reporting on set for whatever movie or TV show he’s currently shooting. The man never takes a break, and never complains about it either. Well… that was until a few weeks ago on the set of Fast 8.
Johnson took to social media to vent about his Fast 8 co-stars. As you can see below, Johnson praised his female cast mates, but without giving names called out a few people who weren’t giving their all.
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 sh*t 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.
Its been rumored that Johnson is referring to his co-star Vin Diesel, who’s been known to hold up production sets by staying in his trailer for an unusual extended period of time. For a moment, I was worried about Universal. See, Johnson is not someone you want unhappy, because with all due respect to Diesel, it was him who played a major part in revitalizing this franchise. He’s the one filling in the void as this franchise’s star, after Paul Walker’s tragic death.
This now begs the question. Could Johnson’s days in the Fast & Furious franchise be numbered? Not necessarily.
A rumor from someone close to the production claims its all a publicity stunt. The whole supposed beef between Diesel and Johnson is meant to setup a confrontation at next year’s Wrestlemania XXXIII. The live pay-per-view event is scheduled to premiere 12 days prior to the release of Fast 8 in theaters. Coincidence?
If there’s any truth to this, then what a genius marketing move. Fast Five is the best film of the franchise, and the fight between Toretto and Hobbs (see below) was f*cking awesome! Who wouldn’t want a rematch, this time on Johnson’s turf?
Another important thing to consider here is that many people aren’t asking for a Fast 8. When Walker’s character was given a beautiful send off to end Furious 7, many saw it as a proper way to end the franchise. Instead, we’re officially getting at least three more installments, and a Hobbs spin-off. Doing a publicity stunt such as Wrestlemania is a great way to let people know this franchise still has more to offer. For that reason, I hope this rumor turns out to be true. Its an idea that’s too good to be wasted!
sources: Screenrant, Life & Style
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