Dwayne Johnson Spoke Out To Defend “Dune” Star Rebecca Ferguson After She Revealed She Was “Screamed” At And Reduced To Tears By A Famous Costar

“Because this person was number one on a call sheet, there was no safety net for me,” she said. “So no one had my back. And I would cry walking off set.”

Rebecca Ferguson is starring as Lady Jessica in Dune: Part Two alongside a whole host of famous costars, including Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, and Zendaya.

Closeup of Rebecca Ferguson on the red carpet

While promoting the highly anticipated sequel, Rebecca has had nothing but praise for her “legendary” castmates. Although, she recently revealed that not all of her movie-making experiences have been so enjoyable.

Cast members of "Dune," posing together at a premiere

During an appearance on the Reign with Josh Smith podcast on Tuesday, Rebecca said that she found her voice as an actor after she was bullied by an “absolute idiot of a costar” while shooting a previous movie.

Closeup of Rebecca Ferguson

Rebecca claimed that the person would publicly berate her “in front of the whole crew,” saying things like: “You call yourself an actor?” and “This is what I have to work with?”

Closeup of Rebecca Ferguson speaking during an interview

Eventually, she decided to speak up for herself and told the film’s producers that she refused to continue shooting with the actor.

Closeup of Rebecca Ferguson

After standing up to her costar, Rebecca raised concerns with the director about why the person’s behavior was allowed to continue for so long.

Closeup of Rebecca Ferguson

Rebecca didn’t reveal the name of the actor or the movie that they were working on at the time. However, she did acknowledge that people would probably take it upon themselves to figure out who the story was about, so made a point of clarifying that it wasn’t Tom Cruise or Hugh Jackman.

Rebecca Ferguson and Tom Cruise being interviewed on the red carpet

Since the interview was published on Tuesday, Rebecca’s story has garnered a lot of interest online, prompting Dwayne Johnson to speak out.

Dwayne in formal attire with a satin tuxedo and flower boutonniere at an event

You can watch Rebecca’s full appearance on the Reign with Josh Smith podcast.

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