Remember when Dwayne Johnson took to social media with a veiled criticism of Vin Diesel? Johnson has been talking about his now-deleted post.
That one-time Fast & Furious saga co-stars didn’t get on was presumably pretty well known to, well, the people who worked on the Fast & Furious films. Yet it also became worldwide news when Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel’s not exactly getting on was heavily implied in an Instagram post from the former.
Johnson has long since deleted the post in question, but it was one in which he was critical of one or two of his male co-stars on Fast & Furious 8, going out of his way to praise his female co-stars in the same post.
It then became clear that it was Vin Diesel that Johnson was referring to, and in a fresh interview with Vanity Fair, Johnson has dialled back just a little. Not on his Diesel criticisms, which still sound in tact, but on putting that post out in the first place, arguing it “just wasn’t my best day”.
He did add that “I meant what I said. For sure. I mean what I say when I say it. But to express it publicly was not the right thing to do”.
He was aware of the impact too, as it made headlines around the world. But he did then talk about how he received thanks and notes from crew members when he posted what he posted. Still, “it wasn’t my best day, sharing that. I shouldn’t have shared that. Because at the end of the day, that goes against my DNA. I don’t share things like that. And I take care of that kind of bullshit away from the public. They don’t need to know that. That’s why I say it wasn’t my best day”.
He revealed that he and Diesel did have a meeting incidentally in the aftermath of it all, and “it really became just crystal clear that we are two separate ends of the spectrum. And agreed to leave it there”.
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