Alice Wetterlund, who co-starred with TJ Miller on HBO’s “Silicon Valley”, has called the actor a “bully”.
The 37-year-old actor, who played Carla Walton in six episodes of “Silicon Valley”, also alleged that her co-stars from the show enabled Miller’s inappropriate behaviour on sets.
In a thread on the microblogging site Twitter, Wetterlund opened up about her experience on the show and criticised Miller for his “unprofessionalism”.
“I hope to not ruin it for you, but TJ Miller was a bully and petulant brat and pretty much everyone who had any power on that (almost all male) set, including the male cast members, enabled him and were complicit in his unprofessionalism. They can fuck off forever,” she wrote.
“I’m pretty open about this, and I don’t know if other women on the show had a different experience than me, but it was kind of a nightmare,” she said in another tweet.
The actor also admitted that she never spoke out about Miller and his actions on the sets to anyone before because the “Silicon Valley” role was her first acting gig and she was not aware of the “toxic” atmosphere that prevailed there.
“One, I needed the job, two, it was my first recurring role and I had no idea it wasn’t always toxic and weird. Now I know!” Wetterlund tweeted.
In response, HBO released a statement, saying this was the “first time” they are hearing of Wetterlund’s allegations.
“While this is the first time we have heard Alice Wetterlund comment on her experiences on ‘Silicon Valley’, we are disappointed to learn of her concerns. HBO and the producers have always taken very seriously our responsibility to create a welcoming and congenial environment for everyone who works on the show,” studio said in a statement to Variety.