For a bunch of supposedly rock-hard beefcakes, the Fast and Furious crew are pretty quick to drop their collective stoic front and throw their toys out of the airborne Audi in a right old strop.
Sure, the Fast cast are well-known for hamming up their connections as a "family" both on and off-screen, but let's just say that dinner table conversation might be a bit fraught at times within this household.
Below is a brief history of squabbles, bickering and infighting within the Fast Fam so you can mull over which member you would rather not be seated next to at Christmas.
Tyrese Gibson Can Smell What The Rock Is Cooking And He Doesn't Fucking Like It, Okay?
As if that wasn't savage enough, Tyrese further proved his bitterness that Dwayne Johnson was in demand to film move than one movie a year — unlike himself — by blaming Hollywood's favorite nice guy for ruining the entire franchise. Oh, and he also misspelled his co-star's name "Dewayne." Savage.
Putting his role as arguably the franchise's biggest drama queen (more on that below) to one side, #VinDiesel waded in with his two cents and gave Tyrese a gentle slap on the wrist for his eagerness to push The Rock under the bus about the delays:
The Rock and Vin Diesel's 'Candy Ass' Feud
You know you have hit a nerve when the patron saint of big-man kindness calls you out for being "chicken shit" and "candy ass," but that is exactly what happened to #FastAndTheFurious figurehead, Vin Diesel, during the filming of #FateAndTheFurious.
Back in August 2016, in what may or may not have been a blatant publicity stunt, The Rock threw up a post hinting that the Fast Fam were crippled with disfunction behind closed doors, and it was all an unnamed, male co-star's fault.
After The Rock published another Instagram post thanking pretty much everyone but Vin Diesel in a supreme moment of RuPaul level shade, it seemed pretty clear just who The Rock was roasting:
A few vague statements were bandied around which further pointed the finger squarely at #VinDiesel's "candy-ass," but it wasn't until April 2017 that Vin put himself at the center of the feud with the following quote:
"I don’t think the world really realizes how close we are, in a weird way. 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. . . . It’s not always easy being an alpha. And it’s two alphas. Being an alpha is sometimes a pain in the (butt)."
And this is what happens when you mix two grown men who essentially call themselves Diesel and Rock, my friends.
Scott Eastwood Scandalously Suggests The Fast Family Is A Sham
In the midst of The Rock and Vin Diesel's seemingly eternal beef, Scott Eastwood suggested the idea of a Fast Family was nothing but a well-crafted fiction in an interview with Esquire magazine:
I remember something he [Clint Eastwood] told me early on. I don't remember how old I was when you told me this, Dad. But you said, 'As an actor, I never went back to my trailer. I always hung out on set and learned.' That stuck with me. I'm on this Fast and the Furious movie right now, and everyone goes back to their trailer. I stick around and say, 'Why are you setting up the shot like this?' I want to learn."
Everyone sloping back to their trailers alone instead of bathing in the wholesome warm fuzzy feels of togetherness?! Scandalous!
Michelle Rodriguez's Righteous Feminist Rage
Michelle Rodriguez — who has played Leticia "Letty" Ortiz since the first movie back in 2001 — spoke up against the establishment in June 2017 when she made a (valid) critique of the franchises treatment of women. Not counting Letty herself, women in the Fast and Furious universe seem to mainly exist to writhe around in bikinis, so it's unsurprising M-Rod wanted to see more representation.
After Rodriguez made her concerns public, Vin waded in to ease the tensions and reassure the fans that all was well within the Fast Family:
With the addition of Charlize Theron's more three dimensional female character in #Fast8, here's hoping that the next installment will continue the trend of better representation for women.
Which member of the Fast family would you be terrified to have beef with?