Bette Davis and Joan Crawford taught us this year that feuds aren’t about hate — they’re about pain.
Perhaps Vin Diesel just removed some of the
The two are laughing in conversation in the photo, a caption for which is sincere but almost suspciously free of language that hints at their troubles — which include tension on set, a reported separation during the Universal film’s press tour and the axing of an entire scene that offended Diesel.
“To look back at what we have accomplished. Shoulder to shoulder, against impossible odds. Proud … Happy Birthday Hobbs,” Diesel wrote (below), citing the name of Johnson’s character.
At press time, Johnson had not liked or commented on Diesel’s post. Despite lengthy accounts of their run-ins, Diesel threw cold water on any estrangement ahead of the release of the latest “Furious,” which has crossed the billion-dollar mark at the global box office.
“I don’t think the world really realizes how close we are, in a weird way,” Diesel said in April, steering clear of the specifics of their disagreement. “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. In my house, he’s Uncle Dwayne.”
If this Diesel post is indeed an olive branch, it’s poetic — given the whole thing started over one from Johnson.
“Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don’t,” he wrote last November. “The ones that don’t are too chicken s-t 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.”
Bette and Joan needed a Ryan Murphy miniseries to meet a fictional truce — hopefully these action stars can find one off the page.