In 2016, he posted a photograph on his verified Instagram account -- which he has since eliminated -- during which he talked about filming "The Fate of the Furious.
"Some (male co-stars) conduct themselves as rise up males and true professionals, whereas others do not," Johnson wrote at the time, leading to speculation he was talking about Diesel.
"It brought about a firestorm. Yet curiously sufficient...[it was] as if each single crew member discovered their option to me and both quietly thanked me or despatched me a notice," Johnson told Vanity Fair. "But, yeah, it wasn't my finest day, sharing that. I should not have shared that. Because on the finish of the day, that goes in opposition to my DNA."
"It was a troublesome character to embody, the Hobbs character," Diesel told Men's Health. "My strategy on the time was a variety of robust love to help in getting that efficiency the place it wanted to be. As a producer to say, 'Okay, we'll take Dwayne Johnson, who's related to wrestling, and we'll power this cinematic world, viewers members, to treat his character as somebody that they do not know' -- Hobbs hits you want a ton of bricks."
Johnson pushed back on that in his interview with Vanity Fair, saying, "I've been across the block a variety of instances. Unlike him, I didn't come from the world of theater."
"And, you recognize, I got here up in a different way and was raised in a different way. And I got here from a totally completely different tradition and setting," he said. "And I am going into each venture giving it my all. And if I really feel that there is some issues that have to be squared away and dealt with and brought care of, then I do it. And it is simply that easy."
"So once I learn that, identical to all people else, I laughed," Johnson said. "I laughed exhausting. We all laughed. And someplace I'm certain Fellini is laughing too."
CNN has reached out to reps for Diesel for remark.