Actor Vin Diesel has made an effort to bury the hatchet with Dwayne Johnson and has praised the WWE wrestler-turned-actor for his work in “Fast & Furious” franchise.
In a social media rant, Johnson had slammed an anonymous male co-star, and there are speculations that his post was targeted towards Diesel, 49.
However, in a Facebook live video, the action star praised all his co-stars including Johnson,44.
“The reason we brought Dwayne Johnson into Fast 5 was because of you! There was a girl named Jan Kelly who said, ‘I would love to see you work together on screen.’ So the role that was originally written for Tommy Lee Jones, we gave it to Dwayne and he shined in it,” Diesel said in the video.
Despite Diesel’s support, the “San Andreas” star has remained quiet.
In an Instagram message after wrapping “Fast 8” he thanked Scott Eastwood, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Tyrese Gibson but there was no mention of Diesel.
“Finished strong and on to the next. That’s an officially (sic) wrap on #FastandFurious8,” Johnson wrote below a shot of himself posing by the open door of a private jet.
“Thank you to our director @fgarygray (F. Gary Gray) for the vision and execution. Thank you UNIVERSAL for being tremendous partners as always, thank you to all my fellow co-stars for the daily effort and grind.
“Scott Eastwood! Natalie Emmanuel I have a cold Budweiser ready for you and Tyrese Gibson you still have the biggest smile and forehead I’ve ever seen.”
He added, “And a huge THANK YOU to our hard working production crew – the backbone of our business. Your kind words meant a lot to me last night – thank you!
“In the end, we all rallied, as great teams do and will deliver an amazing movie to the world. Proud of our entire FAST FAMILY.”
The former wrestler, who reprises his role as government agent Luke Hobbs for the fourth time in the upcoming action movie, had some choice words for at least one castmate in a rant he posted earlier this month.
“There’s no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one,” he wrote on Instagram.