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‘Mission Impossible’ actress Rebecca Ferguson says ‘idiot’ co-star screamed at her on set: ‘I would cry walking off’

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Rebecca Ferguson says an abusive co-star once berated her so badly on set that she finally snapped.

“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,” the “Mission Impossible” star, 40, recalled on Tuesday’s episode of the “Reign with Josh Smith” podcast.

“And I think I was so vulnerable and uncomfortable that I got screamed at and I would cry walking off set.”

Ferguson did not reveal the actor’s identity – or what movie she was on set for – but admitted that she felt disheartened as the unnamed person was the film’s star and “No. 1” on the call sheet.

Rebecca Ferguson.
Rebecca Ferguson says an unnamed actor once berated her on set. GC Images

The “Dune: Part Two” star also shared that the alleged bullying got more intense over time.

“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,” she recalled. “Because this person was No. 1 on the call sheet, there was no safety net for me. No one had my back.”

However, Ferguson felt that enough was enough and she finally spoke up, noting that the situation marked the first time she had ever advocated for herself as an actor on a set.

Rebecca Ferguson in "Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation."
The actress did not reveal the actor’s name. ©Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection

“You get off my set. You can F off. I’m gonna work towards a tennis ball,” she told the bullying star at the time. “I never want to see you again.”


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Unfortunately, she said the producers on set were allegedly not so supportive.

“I remember the producers came up and said, ‘You can’t do this to No. 1. We have to let this person be on set,’” Ferguson said.

Rebecca Ferguson.
Ferguson snapped and stood up for herself. Getty Images

“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.”

“The Girl on the Train” star eventually addressed the fraught situation with the director, who allegedly 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.

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

Rebecca Ferguson.
The “Dune” actress ended up acting opposite the actor’s turned head. GC Images

Following Ferguson’s admission, her “Hercules” co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tweeted his support on X after the tale began appearing on social media.

“Hate seeing this but love seeing her stand up to bullshit,” Johnson, 51, wrote.

“Rebecca was my guardian angel sent from heaven on our set. I love that woman. I’d like to find out who did this.”

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