The ongoing feud between The Fate Of The Furious stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been better booked than a pro wrestling feud, with Universal Studios reportedly keeping the pair on separate continents during the promotional tour for the upcoming film. However, according to a recent interview with USA Today, Diesel consider The Rock like family, and doesn’t have any problem with him.
“I don’t think the world really realizes how close we are, in a weird way, Diesel told the newspaper. “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.”
“I protect the franchise,” Diesel continued. “I protect everybody including Dwayne. I protected Dwayne more than he’ll ever know. And it doesn’t matter. He doesn’t have to know. But he appreciates it. He knows it. Dwayne has only got one Vin in his life. Dwayne Johnson only has one big brother in this film world and that’s me.”
The Fate Of The Furious, about people who drive cars fast, hits theaters this week on April 14. As to Vin Diesel and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, perhaps we’ll see them main event next year’s Wrestlemania.