"We made this film with an incredible spirit of sisterhood and love"
An on-set source had reportedly told Page Six that Wu was a “a pain in the f–king ass. She just won’t agree to do anything … It’s like a cliché. She is very talented — but all signs are pointing to a difficult diva.”
“She’s a total piece of work. She thinks it’s OK to treat people badly and say out loud whatever comes to her,” the source added.
The 37-year-old actress has since rejected these claims, with her rep telling ET that she supported all of her castmates.
“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,” her rep said. “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.”
Wu herself said in statement to ET that the accusations were designed to turn the cast on each other.
“We made this film with an incredible spirit of sisterhood and love,” her statement reads. “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! 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.”
Hustlers releases on 13 September and also stars Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B as strip club employees who turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.
In May, Wu came under fire for exxpressing anger about Fresh Off The Boat being renewed.