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Matt Juul

Action movie star Jason Statham may be eager to get into fictional on screen brawls from time to time, but behind the scenes, he prefers to keep things a lot more chill.

During a recent chat with People to promote his new film Mechanic: Resurrection, Statham revealed that he's staying as far away as he can from the feud that's brewing between his co-stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Vin Diesel on the set of Fast 8.

"I stay out of any bickering or any troubles that people have," Statham told People. "I have nothing to do with it and I don't want any part of it."

The controversy began when The Rock posted a lengthy caption on Instagram, calling out a few of his male cast members for causing drama and being "candy-asses." It's been speculated that the former WWE champion turned actor was referring to Diesel in the post.

The Rock seemingly doubled down on the beef with another recent Instagram post where he thanked all of his Fast 8 co-stars - except for Diesel. That's cold.

Statham, who's set to return to the Fast and Furious franchise as Deckard Shaw, is probably playing the smart move by not choosing sides, especially since it's always a terrible idea to piss of The Rock. Statham event admitted to People that he's a "a good friend of Dwayne's" and would "like to keep it that way."

Beefs aside, the actor said he loved working on the new sequel and that the cast was "phenomenal."

Fast 8 drives into theaters April 14, 2017.

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