While tensions between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel behind-the-scenes were rising for a long time (via People), their feud broke out into the open in 2016 when Johnson made (and later deleted) a post on Instagram calling out one or more of his male “Fate of the Furious” co-stars shortly before the end of production.
Johnson recently told Vanity Fair that the post wasn’t made in response to a specific incident, but rather the wear and tear of a long pattern of conflict and frustration between him and Diesel. However, while he stands by the sentiments expressed in the post, he says he regrets that his anger led him to air them publicly. “I shouldn’t have shared that,” Johnson said. “Because at the end of the day, that goes against my DNA. I don’t share things like that. And I take care of that kind of bull**** away from the public.”
Johnson confirmed that the pair did attempt to address the issue together away from the public in a meeting that was conducted on the set soon after he published his Instagram post. “I wouldn’t call it a peaceful meeting. 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.”