Vin Diesel may have seen her hyped the feud with Dwayne The Rock Johnson as tough love , but Johnson doesn't back down on what he said about Diesel. In a new cover for Vanity Fair, Johnson spoke about the role which he starred in the conflict. In 2016, he posted a photo on his verified Instagram account - which he has since deleted - in which he discussed the filming of The Fate of the Furious. Some (male co-stars) behave like standing men and real professionals, while others do not Johnson wrote at the time, suggesting he was speakingay of Diesel. This caused a firestorm. Yet, quite interesting ... [it was] as if every team member had found his way to me and was quietly thanking me or sending me a note, Johnson told Vanity Fair. But, yeah, it wasn't. My best day, sharing. I shouldn't have shared that. Because in the end, it goes against my DNA. Find out more Diesel a spoke to Men 's Health about the earlier this year. He said that as the producer of the Fast & Furious franchise, he felt he needed to take a tough stand with Johnson, who played Luke Hobbs. He was a character. difficult to embody, the character of Hobbs, Diesel told Men 's Health. My approach back then was a lot of hard love to help getr this performance where it should be. As a producer to say, Okay, we're going to take Dwayne Johnson, who's associated with wrestling, and we're going to force this cinematic world, the viewers, to see his character as someone who they don't. not know '- Hobbs hits you like a ton of bricks. Johnson pushed back on this in his interview with Vanity Fair, saying, I've been around the block a lot. Unlike him, I'm not from the theater world. And, you know, I came differently and was raised differently. And I come from a completely different culture and environment, he said. And I go into every project giving everything I can. And if I feel like there are things that need to be fixed, managed and maintained, then I do. And it 's that simple. So when I read this, like everyone else, I 'I laughed , aJohnson said. I laughed a lot. We all laughed. And somewhere, I'm sure Fellini is laughing, too. CNN reached out to Diesel reps for comment.