Dwayne Johnson Calls out His Male Co-Stars on the Set of ‘Fast 8’

     August 9, 2016

I would not want to be on Dwayne Johnson’s bad side. Aside from the obvious reason that he could compact me into a cube, he just seems like an all-around nice guy, so you would really have to do something wrong to tick him off.

But if you want to get on Johnson’s bad side, then apparently all you need is a poor work ethic. The actor took to Instagram to call out some of his male co-stars on Fast 8. While he didn’t name names, he did say:

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.

Yikes! Thankfully, Johnson is using their candy-assery to his advantage by letting it inform his performance:

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.

So who got on Dwayne Johnson’s nerves? Was it Vin Diesel? Tyrese Gibson? Ludacris? Scott Eastwood? Or maybe it wasn’t a top-billed actor at all. I expect Johnson will get asked who it was when he does press for the film, and he’ll politely demur or deflect.


Check out Johnson’s full Instagram post below. The film also stars Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Scott Eastwood, and Nathalie EmmanuelFast 8 opens in theaters everywhere on April 14, 2017.

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

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