Fast & Furious Starcast Thanked The Rock for Standing Up to Vin Diesel

Published 10/14/2021, 7:30 AM EDT


Former WWE Champion Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, has successfully made his transition from a pro-wrestler to a full-time entertaining Hollywood actor. However, in Hollywood, there have to be some ego clashes just like it happens in the pro-wrestling business.

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The same happened with the Black Adam actor when he was cast in the famous ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise. The Samoan actor had some problems with the Hollywood star, Vin Diesel.

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Back when The Rock was new to the Fast and Furious franchise, he was the only one to call out the behaviors and actions of Vin Diesel on the set which led to a beef between the two stars.

The Rock confessed that the staff later thanked him

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Johnson gave a subtle detail about what happened after he called out Diesel.

Interestingly, The Rock revealed that the crew of the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise thanked him for standing up to Vin Diesel. This was because since Diesel was also the producer of the franchise, he thought of himself as the highest authority.

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It caused a firestorm. Yet interestingly enough…[it was] as if every single crew member found their way to me and either quietly thanked me or sent me a note. But, yeah, it wasn’t my best day, sharing that. I shouldn’t have shared that,” said The Rock.

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 09: Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson speaks onstage during ‘The Next Intersection For Hollywood with William Morris Endeavor’s Ari Emanuel, Patrick Whitesell, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at the Fast Company Innovation Festival on November 9, 2015, in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Fast Company)

For now, Vin Diesel has not released his official statement after Rock’s latest comments. This eventually gives more gravity to what the Jumanji actor said in the interview.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.

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