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‘Fate of the Furious’ cast dismiss feud as overblown

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Vin Diesel

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Dwayne Johnson

NEW YORK — “The Fast and the Furious” franchise has seen its share of drama outside of the films, but rumored infighting between the series’ biggest stars, Vin Diesel and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is uncharted territory.

The riff was put into the spotlight last year when Johnson, while shooting “The Fate of the Furious,” took to Instagram to embarrass some cast members for unprofessional behavior, calling them “candy asses.” It’s alleged he was referring to Diesel.

Other cast members have downplayed the feud. Michelle Rodriguez equated it to a family squabble.

“If you know a family that never fights, then I think … you just met a Stepford family, and that family is (expletive),” Rodriguez said. “It’s not real.”

Johnson and Diesel were not seen together during promotional appearances for the film, nor did they pose together on the red carpet.

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