In 2016, she posted a photo on her verified Instagram account-which she has since deleted-in which she talked about filming “The Fate of the Furious.
“Some (male co-stars) conduct themselves as stand-up men and real professionals, while others don’t,” Johnson wrote at the time, leading to speculation in question he said about Diesel.
“It caused a fire. However interesting enough …[it was] as if every single staff member had found their way to me and either quietly thanked me or sent me a note, “Johnson told Vanity Fair.” But, yeah, it wasn’t my best day, sharing that. I shouldn’t have shared that. Because at the end of the day, that goes against my DNA. “
“It’s a tough character to embody, the character of Hobbs,” Diesel told Men’s Health. “My approach at the time was a lot of tough love to help get the performance where it was needed.” As a producer who would say, ‘Okay, we’re going to take Dwayne Johnson, who is associated with wrestling, and we’re going to‘ force this cinematic world, audience members, to treat his character as someone they don’t know ’- Hobbs hit you like a ton of bricks. “
Johnson pushed that forward in his interview with Vanity Fair, saying, “I’ve been going around a lot of times. Unlike him, I’m not from the world of theater.”
“And, you know, I come out differently and grow up differently. And I come from a completely different culture and environment,” he said. “And I go to every project that I give my all. And if I think there are some things that need to be square and touched and taken care of, I do it. And it’s just that easy.”
“So when I read that, like everyone else, I laughed,” Johnson said. “I laughed out loud. We all laughed. And where I’m sure Fellini laughs too.”
CNN reached out to reps for Diesel for comment.