Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

Rebecca Ferguson about her co-star. “I cried when I left the set”

The Swedish actress recently impressed in “Dune”, but it was not her first big role in Hollywood. She first gained attention when she appeared alongside Tom Cruise in the film “Mission: Impossible – Rogue”. Then there were productions such as “Divine Florence”, “King of Entertainment” and “Doctor Sleep”. She is considered the most promising Swedish actress since the legendary Ingrid Bergman.

She started her career at the age of 15, winning the main role in the series “Nya Tider”. Other films with the actress include the main role in “En Enkel Till Antibes” by Richard Hoberts, which won the audience award at the European Union Film Festival 2012 in Toronto. In the same year, the actress was named a Rising Star in Sweden. She first attracted the attention of viewers around the world when she played the title role of Elizabeth Woodville in the series “The White Queen”. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance.

She also played in the film “Divine Florence” by Stephen Frears, partnering Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. In the film “The King of Entertainment”, Ferguson played the role of Swedish-born Jenny Lind – one of the first international stars, admired all over the world for her masterful soprano. “I imagine that working with Rebecca is like working with Rita Hayworth. She is a temptress like the movie stars of the golden era of Hollywood. She was as electrifying as Jenny Lind probably must have been,” the film’s director praised the actress.

The actress is currently promoting the second part of “Dune”. “I remember there was a moment where this person felt uncomfortable and reacted with anger because he couldn’t perform properly. And I felt so vulnerable that he shouted at me. And because this person was at the top of the cast, “There was no protection for me. No one supported me, and I cried when I left the set,” recalls Rebecca Ferguson on the “Reign with Josh Smith” podcast.

The 40-year-old Swedish woman did not reveal which actor or actress she might be talking about. However, she stressed that she was not talking about Tom Cruise, with whom she starred in the “Mission: Impossible” series, or Hugh Jackman, who co-starred with her in the movie “The King of Entertainment”.

“This person said unpleasant things to me. ‘And you call yourself an actress?!’, ‘I have to work with someone like that?!’. The whole team listened to this. I stood there and was close to breaking down. I was afraid of confrontation, but the next day I found myself in strength. I looked at this person and said, ‘You can f**k off! I’ll play looking at a tennis ball, and I don’t want to see you ever again!’ I remember the producers came to me and said I couldn’t do that. talk to the star. They didn’t intend to send her off the set,” the actress continues.

Ferguson didn’t give up. She said she would play with her but would look at the back of her head. “And I did. I think it shouldn’t have played out this way. Afterwards, I went to talk to the director. He agreed with me. He promised to get rid of this person because, in his opinion, she was unbalanced. It was a great moment for me, but it took a while before I decided to do something like this,” concludes the “Dune” star.