Monthly Archives: March 2018

Dwayne Johnson Wishes Vin Diesel ‘All the Best’ After Feud, Admits They Fought Over the Collaborative Process

The two actors notoriously feuded on the set of “The Fate of the Furious,” where things got so intense they didn’t even star in any scenes with each other.

Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel

Dwayne Johnson looks back on his infamous feud with Vin Diesel in a new interview with Rolling Stone. The two actors made headlines in August 2016 after Diesel took to his Instagram page to criticize some of his male co-stars on “The Fate of the Furious.” The actor wrote that certain actors were not professional on set and he famously referred to them as “candy asses.”

“When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I’m not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling — you’re right,” Johnson wrote at the time.

Johnson told Rolling Stone that Diesel was in fact the intended recipient of his Instagram message and disclosed that the two actors just didn’t see eye-to-eye when it came to the moviemaking and collaborative processes. Johnson said the tension between the two was the reason they “were not in any scenes together” in the film. The actor remains uncertain as to whether or not he will reprise his role as Hobbs in another “Furious” film opposite Diesel.

“Right now I’m concentrating on making the [‘Fast & Furious’] spin-off as good as it can be,” Johnson said, referring to his standalone movie with Jason Statham. “But I wish him all the best, and I harbor no ill will there, just because of the clarity we have. Actually, you can erase that last part about ‘no ill will.’ We’ll just keep it with the clarity.”

Johnson continued about the feud: “What I came to realize is that we have a fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach moviemaking and collaborating. It took me some time, but I’m grateful for that clarity. Whether we work together again or not.”

The actor previously spoke about the feud during a November 2016 interview with the Los Angeles Times. Johnson admitted that “Furious” distributor Universal Pictures wasn’t too happy that the feud went viral after his Instagram post, although Johnson did point out the irony over the fact the feud brought a ton more publicity to the film.

Johnson next appears on the big screen in the video game adaptation “Rampage,” which opens nationwide April 13. IndieWire has reached out to Diesel for comment.

Kurt Russell’s Baller Plaid Coat Is Literally from 1989 

Kurt Russell is seen doing some Christmas shopping while in Aspen Colorado.

We thought we recognized Kurt’s killer plaid coat. We had no idea how right we were.

So much has changed in the past 30 years. And if you’re someone who finds all that change—the screens, the endless choices, “athleisure”—a touch depressing, Kurt Russell is here to remind you that you have some say in the pace of things, too. Russell is still madly in love with Goldie Hawn, for example, and still holding hands with her as the snow falls down around them.

With Goldie Hawn outside Le Cirque restaurant in New York City on January 16, 1989.

Story time: Way back in 1989, Kurt and Goldie went on a date to Le Cirque in New York City. By some miracle, Le Cirque is still open to this day—still serving martinis to people on dates and rocking the carpet and heavy draped vibe of the ’70s. On that date—30 years ago—Russell wore a big plaid coat with a brown shearling collar.

Kurt knows that a good coat is worth keeping. We know he knows this because while shopping for Christmas gifts in Aspen this week, he took it out of storage and looked all kinds of wonderful. We knew the 66-year-old dressed like a baller in his cozy ski town, but this is a next-level flex. Do you own an article of clothing that’s 28 years old? Does it have fur that qualifies as a millennial? We didn’t think so. (If you do, our heartiest congratulations.)

Between the holidays and the end-of-year sales, chances are you’re up to your elbows in brand-new swag. Which is great: New stuff is the best. But what if one of those things is a thing you don’t drop-kick into a landfill as soon as the new smell wears off? What if one of those things is a thing you wear in a cozy ski town in the year 2045 while buying gifts for the literal love of your life? That’s the whole reason you spend time thinking about and buying cool stuff. So this winter, make like Kurt Russell and grab something you’ll want to wear as a much older—but no less cool—man.