Dwayne Johnson has some furious words for some of his male co-stars on “Fast 8,” the upcoming next film in the “Fast & Furious” action-movie franchise.
In a Facebook post announcing his final week of shooting, the former pro wrestler and star of films such as “Central Intelligence” and last year’s “San Andreas” complimented the movie’s crew as well as Universal Studios Entertainment and the female co-stars, whom he called “always amazing and I love ‘em.
“My male co-stars however are a different story,” he continued. Without specifying particular actors, Johnson, 44, wrote that, “Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don’t. The ones that don’t are too chicken [expletive] to do anything about it anyway. Candy [expletive]. 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.”
“Fast 8’’’s female stars are Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Helen Mirren, Elsa Pataky and Charlize Theron. Its male actors include Vin Diesel, Lucas Black, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Scott Eastwood, Tyrese Gibson, Kurt Russell and Jason Statham.
Johnson, who has played U.S. Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs since 2011’s “Fast Five,” added optimistically that, “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 will finish strong.”
While the plot of “Fast 8” has not been revealed, the series features Diesel as former criminal and professional street racer Dominic Toretto, who periodically assembles a crew to perform exotic missions for personal reasons or through persuasion by the government. It is scheduled for release April 14, 2017.