The two main actors of the upcoming movie The Fate of the Furious, Vin Diesel and Dwayne The Rock Johnson have been often talked about recently, with many reports suggesting that the two stars can’t stand being near each other and they were even said to be “bitter enemies” off the stage. However, Vin Diesel claims none of these rumors are true and says that, though they did have their differences a couple of times, they are far from being enemies.
According to USA Today, not only does Diesel claim that their fight is blown out of proportion, but he makes it clear that he considers Johnson to be a part of his family. “In my house, he’s Uncle Dwayne,” Diesel said. He also added: “I don’t think the world really knows how close we are, in a weird way. I think some things may be blown out of proportion. I don’t think that was his intention. I know he appreciates how much I work this franchise.”
The actor also mentioned the Fast and Furious franchise and how much it means to him. “I protect the franchise. I protect everybody including Dwayne. I protected Dwayne more than he’ll ever know. And it doesn’t matter. He doesn’t have to know. But he appreciates it. He knows it. Dwayne has only got one Vin in his life. Dwayne Johnson only has one big brother in this film world and that’s me.”
Finally, Vin Diesel said that the two of them always find a way to work things out: “Always, always, always. I’m always rooting for Dwayne. I’m the first multicultural megastar in Hollywood. They didn’t exist. To see another multicultural star come up is something I am very proud of. I’m always rooting Dwayne on. It’s not always easy being an alpha. And it’s two alphas.”