The Fate of the Furious co-stars Vin Diesel and Charlize Theron aren't at odds, despite a new tabloid report attempting to create a nonexistent celebrity feud. Gossip Cop can exclusively clear up the situation.
The latest issue of OK! quotes a questionable source as saying the actress "absolutely hated" working with Diesel on the new Fast and Furious sequel because he supposedly bossed her around on set. "He wasn't friendly or even polite to Charlize," adds the dubious insider. "He would tell her where to stand and how she should read lines... Charlize never wants to work with him again."
But Gossip Cop checked in with a trustworthy source involved in the film's production, who exclusively assures us the tabloid's story is "completely not true." In fact, this fake feud was seemingly concocted because Theron recently teased her co-star about his on-screen kissing skills.
Earlier this month, Diesel said in an interview that he was "definitely not complaining" about getting to lock lips with Theron in the movie, but she later joked during an appearance on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" that her co-star kissed like "a dead fish." Diesel responded to the comment by feigning outrage during his guest spot on this week's episode of the talk show.
The co-stars' playful jabs at one another were obviously good natured, despite the magazine's attempt to stir up baseless drama. The outlet's phony story may also be an effort to capitalize on the news that Diesel and Dwayne Johnson butted heads during the film's production, but no such rift occurred between him and Theron.
In fact, this isn't the first time Gossip Cop has called out OK! for arbitrarily pitting the actress against another celebrity. We previously busted the tabloid for falsely claiming Theron was in a feud with Angelina Jolie. Gossip Cop also corrected the magazine's sister publication, Star, after it wrongly report Theron and Michelle Rodriguez were fighting on set of The Fate of the Furious. The actress's latest alleged dispute is equally imaginary.
Gossip Cop believes there to be elements of truth, but the story is ultimately misleading.