The Rock Walks Back Criticism of 'Fast 8' Co-Stars: With Family "There's Gonna Be Conflict"
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in ‘Furious 7′ (Photo: Photofest)
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson seems to be making peace after publicly speaking out against his fellow male leads in the upcoming Fast 8.
In an Instagram post Wednesday celebrating his last day of shooting, Johnson seemed to be backpedaling on comments he made a day earlier on social media, in which he called his male co-stars "candy asses.“
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"You guys reading this know how much I believe in the idea of TEAM EFFORT. That means respecting every person, their time and their value when they step on to my set or partner with our production company,” Johnson wrote. “And like with any team — that’s a family — there’s gonna be conflict. Family is gonna have differences of opinion and fundamental core beliefs. To me, conflict can be a good thing, when its followed by great resolution. I was raised on healthy conflict and welcome it. And like any family, we get better from it. At the end of the day me and #F8 co-stars all agree on the most important thing: Delivering an incredible movie to the world.”
Dwayne Johnson thanks the ‘Fast 8′ team (Dwayne Johnson/Instagram)
On Monday, Johnson had harsh word for his male co-stars, with a Facebook post igniting tabloid headlines about conflict on set.
“My female co-stars are always amazing and I love ‘em. My male co-stars however are a different story,” Johnson wrote on Facebook Tuesday. “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."
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Johnson did not name whom he had issues with, but the male Fast 8 co-stars who could’ve apparently drawn Johnson’s ire are Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, Tyrese, Ludacris, and Scott Eastwood.
Fast 8 is scheduled for release on April 14, 2017.
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