Have you heard about the unexpected rise of a movie franchise that is about street racing? ‘Fast and Furious’ series has become a global phenomenon with numerous sequels that have captured audiences’ hearts. However, it’s not just fast cars and action that make this franchise interesting – there are also plenty of juicy behind-the-scenes stories that reveal the dramatic relationships between the cast and crew.
Despite portraying close friends on screen, the stars of the Fast and the Furious have been embroiled in some ridiculous social media feuds, especially between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel. However, when these petty disputes spill onto the set, they can lead to significant confusion and plot holes, affecting not only the leading cast but also supporting members and crew.
Get ready for a wild ride through the entertainingly petty drama from the Fast and the Furious movies, from social media spats to on-set quarrels. Buckle up and enjoy the juicy gossip!
#1 Dwayne Johnson Called An Male Co-Star A “Candy Ass”
In 2016, as “The Fate of the Furious” was being filmed, Dwayne Johnson shared his anger on Instagram and called one of his co-stars “candy asses”, although he didn’t say which ones he was referring to. Later, it was discovered that he referred to Vin Diesel.
Johnson later acknowledged that they had an altercation on site, which caused them to start a public rivalry. The two actors reportedly refused to participate in scenes together frequently during the filming of the franchise’s future films as a result of the hostility between them. Despite this, Johnson and Diesel have both stated a desire to put the past behind them and perhaps reunite in the future.
#2 Dwayne Johnson And Vin Diesel Infamous Feud: A Secret Meeting
Fans of the Fast and the Furious movie series are well aware of the ongoing conflict between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel, which started when Johnson called Diesel a “candy ass.” Yet in 2019, it was said that the two actors met in secret to try to mend fences.
It is unclear whether this reunion will result in additional sequences starring both actors, but franchise fans will surely be closely following any upcoming developments in the Johnson-Diesel saga.
#3 Dwayne Johnson Waited For Vin Diesel To Come Out Of His Trailer, But He Didn’t
The Hollywood Reporter claims that Johnson waited for a long time for Diesel to emerge from his trailer so that the two of them could film one of their final sequences together. Diesel didn’t come out of his trailer, though, and the incident apparently made things more tense between the two actors.
#4 Scott Eastwood Shadily Discussed Trailer Etiquette
There were rumors of conflict between Scott Eastwood and a few of his co-stars while “Fast 8” was being filmed.
Eastwood first refuted any knowledge of any drama on the set when questioned about the claims in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. Nonetheless, it became clear from later conversations with other cast members that Eastwood and his co-stars occasionally had minor disagreements.
Even so, it appears that any differences were finally handled because Eastwood has since spoken favorably about his time spent on the “Fast and Furious” set and even made a return appearance in the most recent entry in the series, “F9.”
#5 Dwayne Johnson Thanked Everyone, Except For Vin Diesel
During the filming of “The Fate of the Furious,” Dwayne Johnson thanked the cast and crew on social media for their hard work, but he didn’t mention Vin Diesel causing others to think that there may be a conflict between the two performers. Even so, both actors have since said they want to put their differences behind them and work together.
#6 Tyrese Called Dwayne Johnson Out For Appearing A Spin-Off Film
Tyrese Gibson, who plays Roman Pearce in the “Fast and Furious” film series, criticized Dwayne Johnson for agreeing to play Hobbs in a spin-off movie. Gibson took to social media to express his frustration, complaining that Johnson was delaying filming and endangering the franchise’s future.
Despite their disagreements, Johnson and Gibson both ended up in the franchise’s most recent film, “F9,” and they both stated a wish to collaborate again in the future.
#7 “If Dewayne is in Fast 9 there will be no more Roman Peirce.”
Tyrese Gibson appeared to send the “Fast and the Furious” franchise’s producers an ultimatum in November 2017 by posting on Instagram that if Dwayne Johnson featured in “Fast 9,” Roman Pearce would be replaced. Gibson reportedly alluded to financial issues in his posts, saying that the franchise’s salaries were crucial to his daughter’s custody dispute.
#8 Michelle Rodriguez Threatened To Quit The Series
In June 2017, Michelle Rodriguez threatened to quit the franchise if the filmmakers did not “show some love to the women” and give them better representation in the films.
Rodriguez’s post spurred a discussion on women’s representation in action films, and the franchise’s producers allegedly met with her to discuss ways to boost female representation in future chapters. Despite her initial warning, Rodriguez has participated in other “Fast and Furious” films, including the most recent, “F9.”
#9 Charlize Theron Hated Kissing Vin Diesel
During the “The Fate of the Furious” promotional tour, Vin Diesel made a remark about Charlize Theron being a fantastic kissing partner, claiming that her lips did not lie and that she liked the experience.
However, during an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Theron admitted that she didn’t enjoy the kiss and had to put her hand against Diesel’s face at one point. She also chastised Diesel for wandering about, claiming she was having the time of her life and calling it “crazy.”