Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson comes clean about his feud with Vin Diesel.
The realm of celebrity superstardom, bodybuilders hold a great deal of respect for actors who transform their bodies into mounds of intimidating muscle. While it may not be on a competitive level, building quality muscle as well as having the ability to act are two attributes that most fitness minded individuals can appreciate. It’s one of the reason bodybuilders like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno are still held in high regard today.
On the flip side of the equation you have actors like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Vin Diesel who may be better known for the roles on the big screen, but also given tremendous respect within the fitness industry. Both men have built their careers on being men with powerful physiques to go along with their acting chops. So when the two actors teamed up for the monster franchise that is Fast and The Furious, there was a ton of excitement and interest over the pairing.
The only thing that compared to the excitement of The Rock and Vin Diesel teaming up was the feud the two reportedly engaged in some time back. While the two have reportedly put the feud to bed, a recent interview for Rolling Stone magazine seems to be painting a different picture as far as The Rock is concerned. From the sound of things, it seems that the main source of The Rock’s anger stems from his and Vin Diesel’s views on professionalism.
“Vin and I had a few discussions, including an important face-to-face in my trailer,” Said Johnson. “And what I came to realize is that we have a fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach moviemaking and collaborating. It took me some time, but I’m grateful for that clarity. Whether we work together again or not.”
When asked about the likelihood of him returning for another Vin Diesel focused Fast and The Furious film, The Rock seemed noncommittal.
“I’m not quite sure,” he says. “Right now I’m concentrating on making the spinoff as good as it can be” – Hobbs and Shaw, co-starring Jason Statham, due next year. “But I wish him all the best, and I harbor no ill will there, just because of the clarity we have.” He considers this, then lets out a big, sly laugh. “Actually, you can erase that last part about ‘no ill will.’ We’ll just keep it with the clarity.”
What do you think about this feud between Vin Diesel and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson?