Alice Wetterlund Says 'Silicon Valley' Cast Enabled T.J. Miller to Be a "Bully and Petulant Brat"
"They can fuck off forever"
Wetterlund played engineer Carla Walton in Season 2 and 3 of the show. Criticizing Miller's continual presence on popular comedy podcasts, Wetterlund offered a series of tweets about Miller's behaviour.
Notably, she pointed out that her experience on Silicon Valley was "kind of a nightmare," adding that Miller's co-stars were "complicit in his unprofessionalism." She added that his co-stars "can fuck off forever."
UPDATE (7/18, 4:25 p.m. EDT): HBO has responded to Wetterlund's claims with the following statement:
While this is the first time we have heard Alice Wetterlund comment on her experiences on Silicon Valley, we are disappointed to learn of her concerns. HBO and the producers have always taken very seriously our responsibility to create a welcoming and congenial environment for everyone who works on the show.
Read all of Wetterlund's tweets below [via Vulture].
Yes! It is definitely time to rehabilitate TJ Miller's career! We can't afford to lose talent at a time like this, we need more—not less—comedic hijinks such as *checks notes* calling in a fake bomb threat— Alice Wetterlund (@alicewetterlund) July 17, 2018
Thank you! I hope to not ruin it for you, but TJ Miller was a bully and petulant brat and pretty much everyone who had any power on that (almost all male) set, including the male cast members, enabled him and were complicit in his unprofessionalism. They can fuck off forever. https://t.co/YxGHiSYMrJ— Alice Wetterlund (@alicewetterlund) July 18, 2018
I'm pretty open about this, and I don't know if other women on the show had a different experience than me, but it was kind of a nightmare.— Alice Wetterlund (@alicewetterlund) July 18, 2018
Not a dumb question. One, I needed the job, two, it was my first recurring role and I had no idea it wasn't always toxic and weird. Now I know!— Alice Wetterlund (@alicewetterlund) July 18, 2018