Ty went to social media Tuesday (August 8) and explained Rock’s emotional outburst and decision to single out unnamed cast members.
At least one media outlet believes Rock’s rant took aim at Fast franchise star Vin Diesel.
The Rock’s rant about unprofessional male co-stars was targeted at Vin Diesel, TMZ has learned, and the 2 had a secret meeting on the “Fast 8” set Tuesday to hash things out. Production sources tell TMZ … when the Rock went nuts on social media Monday night, claiming certain male co-stars were not stand up guys and too “chicken s***” to confront him … he was referring to Vin. (TMZ)
Earlier this week, Rock exploded on Instagram with shots fired off at unnamed cast members.
This is my final week of shooting #FastAndFurious8. There's no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one. An incredible hard working crew. UNIVERSAL has been great partners as well. My female co-stars are always amazing and I love 'em. My male co-stars however are a different story. Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don't. The ones that don't are too chicken shit to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses. 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. 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'll finish strong. #IcemanCometh #F8 #ZeroToleranceForCandyAsses
Various media outlets have speculated Rock’s outburst most likely was not aimed at any female cast members.
Johnson’s post excludes all of his female co-stars, so Michelle Rodriguez, Elsa Pataky, Charlize Theron, and Helen Mirren are all safe, with regular asses. The crew is “hard working” and Universal is “great,” so that also rules out everyone in labor and management. The problem, therefore, lies with one of the following men. Let’s see if we can figure it out. (A.V. Club)