She appeared on The Ellen Show Wednesday, noting she was confused by Diesel’s remarks describing the kiss as the “biggest moment in trailer history.”
“I was definitely not complaining… Charlize Theron is not a bad kissing partner to have,” he told USA Today. “Do I know she enjoyed it? Oh my God, yeah. A kiss cannot lie; lips don’t lie. No, they didn’t. She owned it.”
“I just don’t get it,” Theron laughed while speaking with Ellen DeGeneres. “I mean, you can see it. My hand is forcing his face, which is what the movie’s about.”
“He’s in love with Letty, Michelle Rodriguez’s character. I’m the crazy chick that’s doing this horrible thing to him and, as he should’ve, his character is just standing there frozen, like a dead fish,” she said.
“That’s what I was kissing, and he’s literally going around saying that I had the best time of my life … It’s insane!” Theron continued in disbelief. “I like a little bit more movement in my men. … We’re confusing reality with fiction … It looks like I’m assaulting his face with my mouth.”
In the film, Theron plays Cipher, a cyber-terrorist who successfully turns Diesel’s character against his family. The kiss scene involves Theron’s character essentially forcing Diesel’s character to press his lips against hers.
Recently, multiple entertainment outlets reported that Diesel and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson are being kept apart while the film does its pre-opening press tour, which involves interviews, red-carpet appearances and photo-ops around the world.
An insider on the press tour told The Hollywood Reporter, “They’re keeping them separated as much as possible.”
It all began during the sequel’s production in the summer of 2016, when Johnson, 44, called some of his male co-stars “candy asses.” While he didn’t name names, it was assumed that he was referring to 49-year-old Diesel and/or Furious newcomer Scott Eastwood.
Diesel recently suggested that the rumours of the feud between him and his co-star had been put to rest, stating: “In my house, he’s uncle Dwayne.”
Johnson also suggested that the fallout has been resolved. “All the other stuff kind of just has a way of working itself out,” he told Entertainment Tonight.
“Just like in life, you have different philosophies, and people have different fundamental philosophies on how you do things,” he added. “The most important thing is the movie.”
The Fate of the Furious hits theatres Friday.
—With files from Chris Jancelewicz