Alice Wetterlund Says Everyone Enabled T.J. Miller’s Behavior On “Silicon Valley”

July 19, 2018 / Posted by:

Even if you’ve never watched a single episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley and the words “This guy fucks” mean absolutely nothing to you, I’m sure you’re at least familiar with the indisputable fact that former star T.J. Miller was a huge mess on set before he was politely written off the show. T.J. allegedly showed up to work drunk or on drugs, and had a bit of an ego problem. It made it seem like everyone else on set probably spent a lot of time thinking of clever ways to call in sick. But according to Alice Wetterlund – who played one of the show’s limited female characters, a programmer named Carla (seen above on the left) – pretty much everyone was happy to let T.J. be T.J.

This all comes after several people on the internet asked how it was possible for T.J. Miller to still keep getting work. His reputation includes accusations like how he acted like prick with his co-workers, beat up an Uber driver, called in a bomb threat on a female train passenger he didn’t like,  got violent with a former girlfriend, and just general creep behavior.

Alice, easily the best part of Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, decided to chime into the conversation with her two cents on T.J.’s sudden career comeback. Alice played Carla on Seasons 2 and 3, so it’s safe to say she got to know T.J. Miller during that time. She’s clearly not a fan.

Then she called out T.J.’s fellow core co-stars (Kumail Nanjian, Thomas Middleditch, Martin Starr, and Zach Woods) on allegedly enabling T.J. while he acted like a massive dick.

Someone asked Alice why she stuck around so long if things were such trash on set. She says it was her first recurring role and she didn’t know things weren’t supposed to be like that.

HBO released a statement saying they really didn’t know anything about it.

“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.”

No one from Silicon Valley has said anything in response to Alice Wetterlund.

If the #MeToo movement has taught me anything, it’s that you didn’t have to look very hard in Hollywood to find some douche who felt entitled to act like a damn fool whenever the mood struck them. So I’m not shocked about T.J. Miller. But I am a little surprised all those guys put up with him and didn’t say shit. I’ve worked in mostly-male environments, and there’s usually one or two alpha guys who are always looking for any reason to square off with the office asshole. Hell, the bare minimum would have been to puff out their chests and threaten to change the locks on T.J.’s dressing room door while he took a nap.

Pic: HBO

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