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Rebecca Ferguson Reveals She Refused to Work with ‘Idiot’ A-List Star After Being ‘Screamed At’ on Set

"Because this person was number one on a call sheet, there was no safety net for me. So no one had my back," the 'Dune: Part Two' star said

<p>John Nacion/Getty</p> Rebecca Ferguson at the

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Rebecca Ferguson at the 'Dune: Part Two' premiere on February 25

Rebecca Ferguson is revealing she refused to work with a big name costar after the person screamed at her.

Speaking on the Reign with Josh Smith podcast, the actress, 40, recalled the moment she had to deal with an “absolute idiot of a costar."

“I remember there was a moment and this human being was being so insecure and angry because this person couldn’t get the scenes out,” she said while not disclosing the person’s identity.

Meanwhile, she confirmed that it was not Hugh Jackman, who she acted with in the 2021 movie Reminiscence, or Tom Cruise, who she costarred with in Mission: Impossible.

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“And I think I was so vulnerable and uncomfortable that I got screamed at,” Ferguson added. “But because this person was number one on a call sheet, there was no safety net for me. So no one had my back. And I would cry walking off set.”

The Dune: Part Two star revealed that the person would say things like, “You call yourself an actor?” and “This is what I have to work with?”

“I stood there just breaking,” Ferguson said.

However, the Mission: Impossible actress confronted the individual despite being “so scared.”

<p>Josh Smith Hosts/X</p> Rebecca Ferguson spoke on the 'Reign With Josh Smith' in an interview posted on Feb, 27, 2024

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Rebecca Ferguson spoke on the 'Reign With Josh Smith' in an interview posted on Feb, 27, 2024

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“I looked at this person and I said, ‘You can eff off. I’m gonna work towards a tennis ball. I never want to see you again,’” Ferguson recalled. “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 explained that she requested to act to the back of her costar’s head. “And I did,” she said. “I thought it shouldn’t have to be that way. And I remember going to the director afterward and saying, ‘What is happening?’ "

“The director said, ‘You’re right. I am not taking care of everyone else. I’m trying to fluff this person because it’s so unstable,’ " she added. “And it was great from that moment but it took so long for me to get to that.”

The incident also served as a turning point for the Silo actress. "From that moment, I have never let myself get to a point where I've got home and gone, 'Why did that happen?' "

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