Oh daymn, I wasn’t expecting this…
With the upcoming release of “Fast & Furious 8”, the tension between Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson has been very strong.
The Rock is undoubtably one of the most symbolic characters of the Fast & Furious franchise. After all, it’s hard to imagine it without him. But in a recent interview, Vin Diesel admitted that Dwayne wasn’t even originally considered for the part.
After recently finishing filming for the new movie, Vin Diesel said:
“Back in the fifth film, I was asking ‘Who should I work with?’ The reason why we brought Dwayne Johnson into Fast Five was because of you.
“There was a girl named Jen (maybe, Jan?) Kelly who said, ‘I would love to see you guys work together on-screen.’ And so, we gave a role that was initially written for Tommy Lee Jones but we gave it to Dwayne, and he shined in it.”
Despite all this, even The Rock is a little bit annoyed at his co-stars:
“There’s no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one,” he wrote. “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**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.”
You can catch Fast & Furious 8 in cinemas April 14th (2017). I’m certainly going to try and get tickets to the premiere of this one…