Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Calls Out ‘Fast 8′ Co-Stars
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson blasted a select, unnamed group of his Fast 8 male co-stars yesterday (August 8) in a lengthy Instagram caption, where he referred to them as "candy asses."
The post started out on a positive note, as Johnson praised the film's crew and its female actors, who in this go-round include Charlize Theron, Nathalie Emmanuel, Michelle Rodriguez, Eva Mendes and Helen Mirren.
“This is my final week of shooting #FastAndFurious8," he began. "There’s no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one. An incredible hard working crew. UNIVERSAL has been great partners as well. My female co-stars are always amazing and I love ‘em."
But things took a turn from there, as Johnson made clear his disdain for some of his fellow male actors.
"My male co-stars however are a different story,” he wrote. “Some conduct themselves as stand up men and are true professionals, while others don’t. The ones that don’t are too chicken sh—t to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses.”
The WWE wrestler-turned-movie star didn't name names, but the film's roster features Scott Eastwood, Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, Kurt Russell, Tyrese Gibson, Lucas Black and Ludacris, to name a few. This short list provides plenty of well-known male actors for fans to consider while watching Johnson's scenes.
Johnson continued, noting his frustration would likely be visible on camera.
“When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I’m not acting in some of the scenes and my blood is legit boiling — you’re right,” he wrote.
Still, Johnson insists there's a silver lining beneath all that unbridled rage -- it'll at least play well onscreen.
“Bottom line is it’ll play great for the movie and fits this Hobbs character that’s embedded in my DNA extremely well," he wrote. "The producer in me is happy about this part. Final week on FAST 8 and I’ll finish strong."
Here's to hoping The Rock's legitimate rage is obvious enough to recognize when Fast 8 hits theaters on April 14, 2017!
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