Fast 8 is heading towards a Spring 2017 release date and while production has wrapped on the film, the drama surrounding it hasn’t decreased. The headlines started when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson called his co-star Vin Diesel a “candy ass.”
Johnson is opening up about those comments during an interview with the LA Times. According to Johnson he has talked with Universal about his comments but stands firm in what he said.
“I was very clear with what I said. I’ve been in the game a long time. 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.”
Here’s the original post in which Johnson calls out his co-workers on set:
“This is my final week of shooting Fast & Furious 8. There’s no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one. An incredible hard working crew. Universal Studios Entertainment has been great partners as well. My female co-stars are always amazing and I love ’em. 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 shit 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.
Bottom line is it’ll play great for the movie and fits this Hobbs character that’s embedded in my DNA extremely well. The producer in me is happy about this part. Final week on FAST 8 and I will finish strong.”
Fast 8 hits theaters on April 14, 2017.