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Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson talks Vin Diesel feud

More than a year ago, actors Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel publicly went at one another behind the scenes of "The Fate of the Furious," and it wasn't pretty.


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Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel notoriously feuded while filming The Fate of the Furious last year, and things got so intense they didn't even star in any scenes with each other.

 

Now, opening up in a new interview, The Rock is taking the high road and revealed that he has no ill will toward his former costar. 

My FINAL WEEK of shooting #FastAndFurious. There's no greatness ever achieved alone.. it's always a team effort. We promised an epic prison break out for you guys and we delivered. HUGE THANK YOU to my ohana (family) stunt coordinator JJ Perry and his bad ass fearless stunt team - as well as my cousin and incredible stunt double @samoanstuntman. Thank you team for the willingness to "die hard" and drop your blood & sweat daily for our movie. #MyStuntBrothers #Loco4Life You guys reading this know how much I believe in the idea of TEAM EFFORT. That means respecting every person, their time and their value when they step on to my set or partner with our production company. And like with any team - that's a family - there's gonna be conflict. Family is gonna have differences of opinion and fundamental core beliefs. To me, conflict can be a good thing, when its followed by great resolution. I was raised on healthy conflict and welcome it. And like any family, we get better from it. At the end of the day me and #F8 co-stars all agree on the most important thing: Delivering an incredible movie to the world. #Fast8 #IcemanCometh #FamilyGrowth

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The two actors were splashed all over headlines in August 2016 after Diesel took to social media to criticize some of his male costars on the film. He went as far as writing that certain unnamed actors were not professional on the franchise set and he referred to them as "candy asses," which is The Rock's famous tagline from his pro-wrestling days. 

 

It only escalated from there with Johnson making the comment at the time on social media, "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 youre right."

I harbor no ill will there, just because of the clarity we have.

A year later, Johnson is ready to talk about the feud with Diesel, kind of. 

 

Right now Im concentrating on making the [Fast & Furious] spin-off as good as it can be," he told Rolling Stone, in reference to his upcoming standalone movie with Jason Statham. "But I wish him all the best, and I harbor no ill will there, just because of the clarity we have. Actually, you can erase that last part about 'no ill will.' "

 

"We'll just keep it with the clarity," he added before admitting that they just have different appraoches to collabortating. 

 

"What I came to realize is that we have a fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach moviemaking and collaborating," the 45-year-old continued. "It took me some time, but I'm grateful for that clarity. Whether we work together again or not."

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