Is Fast & Furious between a hard place and The Rock?
As you would expect of any series about muscle cars, machismo and the importance of family, the Fast and Furious franchise craps whiny little arguments among its co-stars. These guys REALLY know how to bitch.
Last year, you may recall, The Rock semi-cryptically called some of his co-stars “candy-asses”, with the candydetector zeroing in on the ass of co-star Vin Diesel. Now the beef concerns The Rock himself, and was provoked by an Instagram post he made this week (and remember that a lot of people think
The Rock should run for president).
Beside a picture of him holding a pen and writing on one of several piles of paper, it ran: “Secret weapon. Many productive meetings and big business deals have been sealed with a handshake at my GSD (Get Shit Done) table that’s inside my trailer. This table holds a lot of great mana (spirit/power) and energy. And if these wood slabs could talk … well it’s best they can’t talk for national security purposes.”
So far, so FDR. But the sight of The Rock with pen and paper seems to have enfurioused his co-star Tyrese Gibson, who shot back: “If you move forward with that #Hobbs movie you will have purposely ignored the heart to heart moment we had in my sprinter. I don’t wanna hear from you until you remember what we talked about. I’m on your timeline cause you’re not responding to my text messages. #Fastfamily is just that a family … We don’t fly solo.”
Ooh! Is this a veiled reference to a rumoured Fast spinoff starring just the Rock and Jason Statham, and not the other ones? Either way, I like their flounce franchise easily as much as their car one, and beg them to release the next instalment without delay.
The Rock (right) and Tyrese Gibson (below)