Some actors on the set of Fast 8 may have found themselves between the Rock and a hard place.
In an uncharacteristically tetchy post shared on social media Monday, action hero Dwayne Johnson vented about unnamed male costars who have allegedly demonstrated a lack of professionalism while making the high-octane sequel — enough to get his blood “legit boiling.”
In his final week of shooting, Johnson praised the film’s “incredible hard working crew,” the studio brass at Universal, and his “always amazing” female costars.
But his male peers, he said, “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 s-‑‑ 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.”
To underscore his point, Johnson included a clip of him in character as Hobbs, in which he tosses a prison guard like a rag doll and scowls.
Fast 8 features an ensemble cast including Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham, Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, and Scott Eastwood. The film is scheduled to hit theaters April 14.
This is my final week of shooting #FastAndFurious8. There's no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one. An incredible hard working crew. UNIVERSAL 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'll finish strong. #IcemanCometh #F8 #ZeroToleranceForCandyAsses