Rebecca Ferguson Stands Up Against Co-Star’s On-Set Bully

Rebecca Ferguson Stands Up Against Co-Star's On-Set Bullying

Rebecca Ferguson, known for her roles in “Mission Impossible” and “Dune: Part Two,” recently revealed on the “Reign with Josh Smith” podcast that she faced a distressing situation on set with a co-star.

 Rebecca Ferguson revealed on the “Reign With Josh Smith” podcast that she was once screamed at by a co-star on set to such an unprofessional degree that she ultimately fired back and requested she only act opposite the back of the actor’s head. Ferguson did not name the actor.

“I did a film with an absolute idiot of a co-star and this human being was being so insecure and angry because this person couldn’t get the scenes out,” she said. “And I think I was so vulnerable and uncomfortable that I got screamed at and I would cry walking off set.”

Rebecca Ferguson Stands Up Against Co-Star's On-Set Bullying

“This person would literally look at me in front of the whole crew and say, ‘You call yourself an actor? This is what I have to work with?’ I stood there just breaking,” Ferguson continued. “Because this person was number one on the call sheet, there was no safety net for me. No one had my back.”

Ferguson said the experience was the first time she ever spoke up for herself as an actor on a set. She arrived on set the next day and told the actor, “You get off my set. You can F off. I’m gonna work towards a tennis ball. I never want to see you again.”

“And then I remember the producers came up and said, ‘You can’t do this to number one. We have to let this person be on set,’” Ferguson remembered. “And I said, ‘The person can turn around and I can act to the back of the head.’ And I did. I was so scared. I feel it now when I’m saying it.”

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Ferguson ultimately addressed the situation to her director, who told her: “You’re right. I am not taking care of everyone else. I’m trying to fluff this person because it’s so unstable”

Rebecca Ferguson Stands Up Against Co-Star's On-Set Bullying

“It was great from that moment, but it took so long for me to get to that,” she concluded.

Ferguson did not name the actor. As her comments gained traction on social media, the actor got some support from Dwayne Johnson, with whom she co-starred with all the way back on 2014’s “Hercules.”

“Hate seeing this but love seeing her stand up to bullshit,” Johnson posted on X. “Rebecca was my guardian angel sent from heaven on our set. I love that woman. I’d like to find out who did this.”

Watch Rebecca Ferguson full interview on the “Reign with Josh Smith”

The incident involved an unnamed actor who reportedly berated her to the point of tears, creating a hostile work environment. Ferguson described feeling vulnerable and uncomfortable as the co-star’s behavior escalated, leading her to walk off set in tears.

The actor allegedly made demeaning remarks in front of the crew, questioning Ferguson’s acting abilities and causing her significant distress. Despite being the film’s lead and top-billed on the call sheet, the co-star’s actions left Ferguson feeling unsupported and isolated. In a bold move, Ferguson confronted the co-star, demanding they leave the set and expressing her refusal to work with them again.

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When producers intervened, Ferguson stood her ground, insisting on only acting towards a tennis ball instead of facing the co-star directly. She recounted feeling scared but resolute in asserting her boundaries and advocating for herself as an actor. The situation eventually led to a conversation with the director, where Ferguson expressed her concerns about the toxic environment created by the co-star’s behavior.

Rebecca Ferguson Stands Up Against Co-Star's On-Set Bullying

While Ferguson did not disclose the identity of the actor or the specific movie involved, she emphasized the importance of standing up against mistreatment in the workplace. Her story resonated with many online, prompting support from fellow actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who commended her for speaking out against such behavior.

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