As we noted earlier on the site, Vin Diesel and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson were kept away from each other as much as possible while doing the press tour for the upcoming Fate of the Furious film. Their beef all started last year when Diesel, who was often tardy, arrived late for his final scene with Johnson, which led to Johnson going to social media and lashing out on Diesel in an Instagram post. While Johnson did not mention Diesel by name, the post led to a heated exchange between the two in Johnson’s trailer on set.
Diesel recently spoke with USA Today about the feud. He said that he doesn’t think the world really realizes how close they are in a weird way and that some things may be blown out of proportion. He added that he did not think that was Johnson’s intention but noted that he knows Johnson appreciates how much he works for this franchise and in his house, Johnson is Uncle Dwayne.
“I protect the franchise. I protect everybody including Dwayne. I protected Dwyane more than he’ll ever know. And it doesn’t matter. He doesn’t have to know. But he appreciates it. He knows it.” He added that Johnson has only got one Vin in his life and that Johnson has only one big brother in this film world and that’s him.
The film is scheduled to be released on April 14th.