Being an actor and doing press for movies seems exhausting, but doing press for movies you hated seems even worse. Actors have to wear formal, uncomfortable clothes and move from cramped studio to cramped studio and answer the same questions over and over and seem pleasant and positive the whole time. That's why it feels so good to see actors crack and talk shit about their past projects. We just can't wait til the first member of the Suicide Squad cast comes clean and says how they really feel.
1. The Rock called his Furious 8 costars "candy asses."
On Monday, Dwayne Johnson wrote a post for instagram in which he complained about some of his Furious 8 costars. Their names were the only thing he held back; he even went so far as to call these co-stars "chicken shit" "candy asses." Here's the full Instagram post:
This is my final week of shooting #FastAndFurious8. There's no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one. An incredible hard working crew. UNIVERSAL has been great partners as well. My female co-stars are always amazing and I love 'em. My male co-stars however are a different story. Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don't. The ones that don't are too chicken shit to do anything about it anyway. 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. Bottom line is it'll play great for the movie and fits this Hobbs character that's embedded in my DNA extremely well. The producer in me is happy about this part. Final week on FAST 8 and I'll finish strong. #IcemanCometh #F8 #ZeroToleranceForCandyAsses
TMZ claims the unnamed co-star Johnson was mostly complaining about was Vin Diesel who would consistently show up late to shoot scenes. Diesel responded by posting an Instagram video in which he promises his fans, "I will tell you everything. EVERYTHING."
The upside of this feud is that Johnson promises the tension between them improved his performance in the film.
2. Russell Crowe criticized the terrible production behind Gladiator.
In an interview this summer, Crowe describes how Gladiator was made, and it makes less sense than ancient Rome's class system. Director Ridley Scott and he didn't have a finished script when they started filming. In fact, they would receive pages from different screenwriters and pick and choose what they liked to film the next day. Here's the clip of him talking about it:
It's good he can laugh about it now and has no hard feelings with Scott, but it sounds like he was thrown in the Hollywood equivalent of a lion pit.
3. Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy hated each other on the Mad Max: Fury Road set.
George Miller says the trajectory of Theron's and Hardy's relationship in the film reflected their real-life relationship: contentious but eventually cooperative.
Charlize Theron, on the other hand, isn't as generous in describing her time working with Hardy. She says they fought for most of the film and drove each other crazy. How bad did it get? For an interview with Esquire, Theron shared a note that Hardy gave her when the film wrapped. The note read, "You are an absolute nightmare, BUT you are also f--king awesome. I'll kind of miss you. Love, Tommy."
4. Ben Affleck ripped apart Armaggedon's plot.
In his commentary on the 1998 blockbuster, Affleck explains that he didn't think the film's basic premise made any sense, and he pointed out the plot holes to Michael Bay during filming by asking him questions like:
Apparently, the director used colorful language to get him to stop asking questions. Here's the clip of him talking about it:
Bay may have shut him the f--k up then, but Affleck took the DVD commentary as the perfect opportunity to show that he knows everything that's wrong with this movie.
5. David Cross told every new organization he could that filming Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked was a living nightmare
Cross complained to everyone about Chipwrecked, he complained to Conan about it on his show, he complained to The AV Club about it, he complained to Indiewire. Here's his best, most succinct quote from his Indiewire interview:
His criticism was so biting and harsh that his words went down in history, but you can't find any video of this 2012 Conan interview anywhere online, an interview in which he said he was forced at "legal gunpoint" to stay on a cruise ship and perform in a Pelican costume.
Because we can't find the clip, we'll have to make due with this picture of him wearing that Pelican costume. Just know, when you look at this photo, you are looking at the face of a man experiencing true suffering.