Johnson also accused Diesel of manipulation in an attempt to lure him back to the franchise.
Back in November, Vin Diesel put on Instagram to ask Johnson to bury their feud and return to the multibillion-dollar franchise. The two actors split in 2016, clashing during the making of “The Fate of the Furious.” Diesel, who also serves as a producer on the films, said he’s ready to bury the vault.
“My brother, Dwayne… the time has come,” he wrote at the time. “The world is waiting for the finale of Fast 10. As you know, my kids call you Uncle Dwayne in my house. Not a single holiday goes by that they and you don’t send well wishes… but the time has come. Legacy awaits. ”
In one New interview with CNNJohnson said the two had agreed he would not return to the films in private and accused Diesel of being manipulative in including his children in the social media post.
“I told [Diesel] direct that I will not return to the franchise. I was firm but friendly in my words and said I would always support the cast and be at the root of the franchise’s success, but there was no chance for me to go back,” Johnson said. “Vin’s recent public post is an example of his manipulation. I don’t like him talking about his children, nor Paul Walker’s death. Let them out of it. We talked months ago about this and got it clear.”
Johnson, however, wished well for the rest of his “Fast and Furious” team. “My goal is to end my amazing journey with this incredible franchise with gratitude and grace,” Johnson said. “Unfortunately, this public dialogue has clouded the waters. Regardless, I believe in the ‘Fast’ universe and its ability to consistently deliver to audiences… I truly wish my former co-stars and cast members the best of luck and success. in the next chapter. ”
Johnson has been in the “Fast and Furious” series since “Fast Five” in 2011.
The couple’s feud has been fully documented (and immortalized by Johnson calling his co-stars “chicken shit” and “ass candy” on social media), and Diesel did his best to create tension on set. Is a part of Men’s Health Records In June, the “Fast” actor and producer Diesel said the “tough love” he has for The Rock in trying to get his great performance on is the cause of the tension being raised. report. “It’s a difficult character to portray, the Hobbs character,” Diesel said at the time. “My approach at the time was a lot of hard work to support getting that performance where it was needed. As a producer has to say, ‘Okay, we’ll take Dwayne Johnson, who’s attached to wrestling, and we’re going to force this cinematic world, the audience, to treat his character as someone they don’t know. “
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