T.J. Miller says that “Silicon Valley” co-star Alice Wetterlund’s bullying allegations were aimed at gaining public sympathy.
According to Fox News, Wetterlund, lashed out at Miller, 37, on Twitter calling him “a bully and petulant brat” and the set of HBO comedy “toxic and weird.”
Miller vehemently denied intentionally bullying the actress and alleged that she was a problem on set herself.
“She may have had that experience, but it is just people trying to get into the headlines,” Miller told “The Jim and Sam Show” on Wednesday. “It was not my experience that anyone was bullying her. Truthfully, I felt like it was difficult to work with her because she kept interrupting Zach Wood during takes, even when she was off-camera,” Miller added.
“I don’t think anyone was bullying her, but obviously there was a lot of disconnect because now she’s saying these things about me and about the all-male cast of ‘Silicon Valley.’ ”
He added, “I wouldn’t have expected her to say something like that…If anything, she left and I felt like, I shouldn’t be saying it, but I find this interesting: I thought they were a little meanspirited how they brought her back for just a quick scene and then said, ‘Nah, forget her, nevermind.’”
Miller, who said he was shocked at the accusations, believes that Wetterlund represents a part of a larger problem, in that society is “looking for villains” in the post-Trump world, and that he’s not actually a villain, but a victim.