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Dwayne Johnson 'laughed hard' at Vin Diesel's 'tough love' statement about their feud
03/12/2021
03/12/2021

On Wednesday, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson responded to his former co-star Vin Diesel's 'tough love' statement about their feud with laughter.

'I laughed and I laughed hard. I think everyone had a laugh at that. And I'll leave it at that,' the 49-year-old action star told THR Magazine.

'And that I've wished them well. I wish them well on Fast 9. And I wish them the best of luck on Fast 10 and Fast 11 and the rest of the Fast & Furious movies they do that will be without me.' 

The bald California natives' beef originated in 2017 when Dwayne wrote a thinly-veiled, since-deleted Instagram post referring to an 'unprofessional candy a**' on the set.

Shortly after, Life & Style reported that the feud was just 'a huge prank' that was 'all for publicity.' 

Fans of the street-racing heist franchise speculated that the third-generation wrestler was simply talking smack in the tradition of scripted and choreographed antics at the WWE.

And it certainly worked - The Fate of the Furious amassed an eye-popping $1.068B at the global box office that year despite mixed reviews. 

All for publicity? The bald California natives' beef originated in 2017 when Dwayne wrote a thinly-veiled, since-deleted Instagram post referring to an 'unprofessional candy a**' on the set

Head to head: Dwayne portrayed DSS agent Luke Hobbs in Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7, and The Fate of the Furious (pictured) as well as the spin-off Hobbs & Shaw

Johnson also portrayed DSS agent Luke Hobbs in Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, and Furious 7 as well as the spin-off Hobbs & Shaw.

Last month, Vin (born Mark Sinclair) told Men's Health he was simply trying to get a better acting performance from the Teremana Tequila co-founder.

'I could give a lot of tough love,' the 54-year-old SAG Award nominee - who plays Dominic Toretto - told the mag.

'Not Felliniesque, but I would do anything I'd have to do in order to get performances in anything I'm producing. It was a tough character to embody, the Hobbs character. My approach at the time was a lot of tough love to assist in getting that performance where it needed to be.'

'Tough love': Last month, Vin (born Mark Sinclair) told Men's Health he was simply trying to get a better acting performance from the Teremana Tequila co-founder

The 54-year-old SAG Award nominee - who plays Dominic Toretto - told the mag: 'Not Felliniesque, but I would do anything I'd have to do in order to get performances in anything I'm producing. It was a tough character to embody, the Hobbs character. My approach at the time was a lot of tough love to assist in getting that performance where it needed to be'

Justin Lin's latest offering - F9: The Fast Saga - has amassed $592.7M at the global box office despite a 59% critic approval rating (out of 285 reviews) on Rotten Tomatoes.

Dwayne next plays steamboat captain 'Skipper' Frank Wolff in Jaume Collet-Serra's $200M-budget film Jungle Cruise, which hits US/UK theaters and Disney+ on July 30.

The family flick - inspired by the 1955 theme park attraction - also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Giamatti, Jesse Plemons, Édgar Ramírez, and Jack Whitehall.

Justin Lin's latest offering - F9: The Fast Saga - has amassed $592.7M at the global box office despite a 59% critic approval rating (out of 285 reviews) on Rotten Tomatoes

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