Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu has vehemently denied recent allegations of her “diva” behaviour on the set of upcoming movie Hustlers.
Page Six published a report claiming that the actress’s reps contacted multiple media outlets insisting that Wu is listed as the first name in the posters and trailers, ahead of co-stars Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer and Lili Reinhart with Mercedes Ruehl and Cardi B.
Her official reps have denied these claims in a statement to Us Weekly.
“Constance had no knowledge or awareness of acts on her behalf of Hustlers to have reporting mirror that of the film’s castings or contractual billings,” the rep reveals.
“Representatives associated with her and the film did engage media outlets to correct misrepresentations of the film’s characters and castings in the spirit of calibrating credits to accurately reflect the guidelines set forth in standard legal contracts.”
“While Constance’s character in Hustlers is the key protagonist, any reporting that implies or indicates that she demanded or directed this recently reported initiative is patently untrue and a clear manipulation of facts,” the rep clarifies.
“She has always been and remains a proud supporter of all her fellow castmates inclusion in the celebration of this film and telling of this story.”
“We made this film with an incredible spirit of sisterhood and love,” Wu herself told the publication.
“Any reports otherwise have felt like an age-old attempt to pit us against each other and knock us down when, in truth, we had the best time making this!”
She concludes, “We won’t be knocked down. We will continue to share and celebrate this story together, as sisters. Thank you to all the fans for believing in us and supporting this film.”
The film is set to drop later this year.
Catch the first full-length trailer below: