The Fast & Furious franchise has never been short on drama, and in Hollywood, it seems that any event that lacks a fair share of action off-screen is cause for concern. However, the feud between The Rock and Vin Diesel during the filming of The Fate of the Furious was more than just your typical co-star fallout. Their disagreement, to put it mildly, had far-reaching consequences, not just for the franchise as a whole, but also for the entire industry, including the devastating and untimely loss of Paul Walker.
The feud between Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson has sparked numerous speculations, with some outlandish versions of events designed to satisfy fans’ curiosity about what might have caused the rift between the two A-listers. Some sources claim that tardiness may have been a factor, with one actor’s unprofessionalism clashing with the other’s strong work ethic. Other rumors attribute the feud to clashing egos. As the release date for Fast X approaches, a new rumor has emerged.
According to a recent report, Vin Diesel allegedly created a numerical point system to track the number of hits exchanged among the trio – Diesel, The Rock, and Jason Statham. To ensure that no single actor dominated the action sequences, the point system measured and distributed equal amounts of action choreography among them. An insider shared:
“Diesel became concerned that British action star Jason Statham was landing a few too many punches during one particular fight scene. So he suggested that a numerical system be implemented, so that punches, body slams, roundhouse kicks, and head butts all had separate values and could be properly counted up to make sure Diesel always came out on top.
Then, an ‘equal pain’ clause was created, ensuring that everyone received an equal amount of pain, and none of the three men downright lost a fight.”