- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has slammed the unprofessionalism on the set of “Fast 8,” saying in a heated Instagram post that some of his violent scenes in the franchise’s newest film depict his true feelings toward his male co-stars.

“This is my final week of shooting#FastAndFurious8,” the 44-year-old actor wrote. “There’s no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one.”

The Rock thanked Universal Pictures, the film’s “hard-working crew” and his female co-stars.

“My male co-stars however are a different story,” he explained. “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 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.”

The caption accompanied a video of The Rock wearing a jumpsuit and slamming a man into the wall with one arm.

The Rock didn’t call out any of his colleagues by name. His co-stars in “Fast 8” include franchise newcomer Scott Eastwood, Jason Statham, Ludacris, Vin Diesel, Kurt Russell, Tyrese, Kristofer Hivju and Lucas Black.

Mr. Eastwood, Clint Eastwood’s son, also recently used the phrase “candy asses” in an interview with Esquire, and in the same interview, he lightly called out his “Fast 8” colleagues for going back to their trailers in between shots instead of staying on set to learn, GQ reported.

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