Johnson, 49, confirmed to Sirius XM’s The Jess Cagle Show Tuesday that his Netflix heist thriller features a playful dig at Diesel, 54, whom he publicly feuded with after the two starred in multiple Rápido & Furioso films together.
When host Jess Cagle told Johnson he worried the joke would “set everything off again” between the two stars, Johnson insisted the Aviso Vermelho bit was not his idea.
“People were asking me about that and they just, they find a way, e você sabe, what’s interesting is, você sabe, these Vin diesel jokes, which play great by the way to the audience, which is always a good thing… porque é realmente, it’s all about them.”
Ele continuou, “Mas, people think these jokes come from me and they actually don’t. Quero dizer, you’d be surprised at how many people come to me with ‘I got a great one.’ I’m like ‘okay.’ ‘I got another great Vin Diesel joke.’ ‘I’m sure you do.’ Always funny.”
Diesel and Johnson first sparked their feud in 2016, when Johnson gritou his male costars from The Fate of the Furious No instagram, escrita, “Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don’t. The ones that don’t are too chicken s— to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses.”
While he and Diesel later settled their issues in a private meeting, Diesel reflected on working with Johnson years later in a A saúde dos homens profile published in June. No momento, Diesel admitted he used “tough love” with Johnson while working on the film.
“I could give a lot of tough love,” ele disse. “Not Felliniesque, but I would do anything I’d have to do in order to get performances in anything I’m producing.”
Quando Perguntou about Diesel’s comments by Vanity Fair, Johnson laughed and told the magazine, “One part of me feels like there’s no way I would dignify any of that bull—- with an answer. I’ve been around the block a lot of times. Unlike [Diesel], I did not come from the world of theater. E, você sabe, I came up differently and was raised differently.”
Ele adicionou, “I came from a completely different culture and environment. And I go into every project giving it my all. And if I feel that there’s some things that need to be squared away and handled and taken care of, then I do it. And it’s just that simple. So when I read that, just like everybody else, Eu ri. I laughed hard. We all laughed. And somewhere I’m sure Fellini is laughing too.”
Aviso Vermelho premieres on Netflix Nov. 5.