The Rock Has Strong Words for Badly Behaved Fast and Furious Co-Stars
While we sometimes hear rumours about behind-the-scenes conflicts on movie sets, it's rare for anyone involved to admit that things might be less than harmonious. But it seems that Dwayne Johnson doesn't have an issue with this--in a new Instagram post he calls out the less-than-professional behavior of some unnamed male co-stars in the upcoming Fast & Furious 8.
Johnson is about to finish work on the latest film in the blockbuster action series, and he had a few things to get off his chest. "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."
Fast & Furious 8 is directed by Straight Outta Compton's F. Gary Gray. Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jason Statham are all returning from the earlier films, and will be joined by the likes of Charlize Theron, Kurt Russell, and Helen Mirren.
In February, co-producer Diesel announced the release dates for the next three parts in the series, with part 8 arriving in 2017, and the others following in 2019 and 2021. He also told Variety that there were plans for spinoffs. "We've written out storylines for various characters," he said. "We've been playing with it for a long time. It's a very rich property and we're committed to treating it with a lot of class."
Fast & Furious 8 hits theaters on April 14, 2017.
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