Dwayne Johnson made headlines this summer during the filming of the upcoming “Fast and the Furious” sequel when he called out some of his co-stars by accusing them of being on-set divas and “candy-asses” in an incendiary Facebook post.
“My female co-stars are always amazing and I love ’em,” wrote The Rock. “My male co-stars however are a different story. Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don’t. The ones that don’t are too chicken s**t to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses. When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I’m not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling — you’re right.”
While not addressing any of his co-stars by name, many assumed that one of the people to whom he referred is Vin Diesel (the cast reportedly met after the fact and apparently quashed the beef).
In a new interview with the Los Angeles Times, Johnson admits that in retrospect he has no regrets about how he handled the situation — even suggesting the fracas may have actually increased interest in the upcoming sequel.
“I was very clear with what I said. I’ve been in the game a long time,” he tells the Times. “Would Universal [Pictures] have preferred that didn’t happen? Sure, we talked about it. The irony is after that and as they do their tracking and all their analysis, the interest shot through the roof to a whole other level.”