In 2016, he posted a photograph on his verified Instagram account — which he has since eliminated — wherein he talked about filming “The Destiny of the Livid.
“Some (male co-stars) conduct themselves as get up males and true professionals, whereas others do not,” Johnson wrote on the time, resulting in hypothesis he was speaking about Diesel.
“It brought on a firestorm. But curiously sufficient…[it was] as if each single crew member discovered their option to me and both quietly thanked me or despatched me a observe,” Johnson instructed Vainness Honest. “However, yeah, it wasn’t my finest day, sharing that. I should not have shared that. As a result of on the finish of the day, that goes towards my DNA.”
“It was a troublesome character to embody, the Hobbs character,” Diesel instructed Males’s Well being. “My method on the time was a variety of robust love to help in getting that efficiency the place it wanted to be. As a producer to say, ‘Okay, we’ll take Dwayne Johnson, who’s related to wrestling, and we’ll drive this cinematic world, viewers members, to treat his character as somebody that they do not know’ — Hobbs hits you want a ton of bricks.”
Johnson pushed again on that in his interview with Vainness Honest, saying, “I have been across the block a variety of instances. In contrast to him, I didn’t come from the world of theater.”
“And, you realize, I got here up in a different way and was raised in a different way. And I got here from a very completely different tradition and surroundings,” he mentioned. “And I am going into each challenge giving it my all. And if I really feel that there is some issues that have to be squared away and dealt with and brought care of, then I do it. And it is simply that straightforward.”
“So after I learn that, similar to all people else, I laughed,” Johnson mentioned. “I laughed arduous. All of us laughed. And someplace I am positive Fellini is laughing too.”
CNN has reached out to reps for Diesel for remark.