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“They quietly thanked me”: Dwayne Johnson Left Vin Diesel Humiliated on Fast and Furious Set, Claimed Co-stars Fed up With Diesel’s Unprofessional Attitude

“They quietly thanked me”: Dwayne Johnson Left Vin Diesel Humiliated on Fast and Furious Set, Claimed Co-stars Fed up With Diesel’s Unprofessional Attitude

Dwayne Johnson, one of Hollywood’s biggest A-List actor ever, used to play the role of Luke Hobbs, a former agent of the Diplomatic Secret Service in the Fast and Furious franchise before he opted out of this role due to a feud with his co-actor Vin Diesel at that time.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson entered the Fast and Furious franchise in 2011’s Fast Five and continued his role for another three movies – Fast and Furious 6, Furious 7, and The Fate of the Furious, before exiting the scene.

Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson as Dom Toretto and Luke Hobbs
Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson as Dom Toretto and Luke Hobbs

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Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel’s Drama

Dwayne Johnson’s last movie with the franchise was The Fate of the Furious which was a major success as it crossed over one billion dollars at the box office. However, the fans got a whiff of what was happening behind the scenes when Johnson shared a revealing post on Instagram about their differences, which he later deleted.

The Black Adam star accused Vin Diesel of “manipulation” and also rejected multiple invitations from Vin Diesel to rejoin the franchise as Dwayne Johnson in an interview with CNN said,

“I told [Diesel] directly that I would not be returning to the franchise. I was firm yet cordial with my words and said that I would always be supportive of the cast and always root for the franchise to be successful, but that there was no chance I would return”.

Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson
Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson

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The Rock later added that when they had a talk among them in his trailer, it was from the conversation that he realized that their ideology were polar opposites and both of them decided to drop the topic of conversation.

Dwayne Johnson Questions Vin Diesel’s Professionalism

Although the set consisted of A-list celebrities, Dwayne Johnson was least impressed during his time with the A-listed. In an interview with CNN, he stated that Vin Diesel’s approach was not professional. He added,

“Some (male co-stars) conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don’t. It caused a firestorm. Yet interestingly enough…[it was] as if every single crew member found their way to me and either quietly thanked me or sent me a note.”

Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson

Also read: After Black Adam Disaster, Vin Diesel Forcing Dwayne Johnson to Exit ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise? Jason Momoa, John Cena May Be His Replacements

So not only The Rock but also many other co-stars felt that way during their time with Diesel. Johnson later said that Vin Diesel’s post was an example of his “manipulation” and he also didn’t like that he brought up his children in the post along with the late actor Paul Walker’s death.

The 2019 spin-off Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw featuring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham as the titular leads was the last film that The Rock appeared in for the franchise as Luke Hobbs.

Source: CNN

Written by Rajdeep Majumder

Rajdeep Majumder is a maniac for cold coffee besides being an avid CoD enthusiast and a student of Computer Science. On top of a budding investment in music and pop culture, Rajdeep now has an accumulated interest in the world of film and television. As an aspiring content writer, he can now boast of more than 100 published articles on Fandomwire under his byline. Looking ahead, he can envision himself backpacking across Europe within 5 years’ time.