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09th Aug 2016

The Rock slams “candy ass” Fast & Furious 8 male co-stars in fiery Facebook post


In a hypothetical list of things you shouldn’t do, we reckon that pissing off The Rock would probably feature quite highly.

Filming for the latest film in the Fast & Furious franchise wraps up this week, and Dwayne Johnson is seemingly not happy about something on set.

In an explosive Facebook post, he paid homage to the hard-working crew and female co-stars in Fast 8, but tore into the male contingent of the cast, some of whom were branded as ‘chicken shit’ and ‘candy asses’ by the wrestling legend.


Johnson didn’t name any names in his rant, and until now there had been no indication from the star that he had beef with anyone in the movie.

He wrote in the post:

“This is my final week of shooting Fast & Furious 8. There’s no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one. An incredible hard working crew. Universal Studios Entertainment 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.”

Johnson added that fans should look out for the scenes in the film where he looks particularly fired up and angry – as this was reflective of the mood he was in at the time.

“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 will finish strong.
#IcemanCometh #F8 #ZeroToleranceForCandyAsses.”

Here’s the full post, which also features a short clip of The Rock’s character, Hobbs, chucking what appears to be an armed security guard against the wall. We already know that Hobbs has been on the wrong side of the law in the film, after Johnson posted a photo of himself looking pretty moody in a prison cell to Instagram.

Fast & Furious 8 – or Fast 8 in the US – opens on April 14, 2017 in US and Irish cinemas.