Dwayne Johnson says he regrets sharing the "candy-ass" Instagram post that made his feud with his Fast & Furious co-star Vin Diesel public in 2016.
"I don’t share things like that," Johnson tells Vanity Fair in a new interview. "And I take care of that kind of bulls*** away from the public."
He does however stand by the sentiments expressed, saying that crew members "quietly thanked me" after making his feelings publicly known.
In 2016 the wrestler turned actor shared a post on Instagram calling out "certain male co-stars" as "candy-asses that left his blood boiling".
It was clearly about Diesel, and was swiftly deleted from the social media site.
Johnson says the on-set row caused a "firestorm", but the pair later met to settle their differences.
“I wouldn’t call it a peaceful meeting," he said.
"I would call it a meeting of clarity. He and I had a good chat in my trailer, and it was out of that chat that it really became just crystal clear that we are two separate ends of the spectrum. And agreed to leave it there.”
So what exactly was the main problem? According to Johnson, it was Diesel’s work ethic.
“It’s the philosophy of going into work every day," he said. "Looking at everybody as equal partners. And looking at the studio as equal partners."
While the post was swiftly deleted, Johnson and Diesel’s workmanship was forever damaged and continues to be to this day.
Diesel has claimed it was down to multiple things including "both being alpha male-types", while Johnson has now said it’s because they’re "philosophically two different people".
Basically, they just don’t like each other.
Diesel aired his own thoughts into the reasons behind his fallout with Johnson earlier this year in an interview with Men's Health.
He claimed it was part of his process to get the story correct, considering his character Dom Toretto often clashes with Johnson's Luke Hobbs.
"We had to get there and sometimes, at that time, I could give a lot of tough love," he said.
"Not Fellini-esque, but I would do anything I’d have to do in order to get performances in anything I’m producing."
Johnson responded by saying he "laughed" at the insinuation.
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