AceShowbiz - Constance Wu has addressed reports accusing her of being a "diva" on the set of "Hustlers" and insisting on getting top billing on the movie, which also stars Jennifer Lopez. The "Fresh Off the Boat" star highlighted the good spirits between the stars and refused to be torn apart by those rumors.
"We made this film with an incredible spirit of sisterhood and love," she said in a statement to ET Online. "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."
Her representative also denied the reports of her alleged request. "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 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."
Page Six reported last week that Constance was a bigger diva than her co-star Jennifer Lopez, who also produces the movie. A source told the site that the 37-year-old actress "is a pain in the f**king ass. She just won't agree to do anything." The source added, "She refuses to do interviews, she won't have visitors on her sets. It's like a cliche. She is very talented - but all signs are pointing to a difficult diva."
Another source who worked with the Golden Globe nominee claimed, "She's a total piece of work. She thinks it's OK to treat people badly and say out loud whatever comes to her. She's the new Katherine Heigl, and if she's not careful, her movie career will go in the same direction - downhill."
Meanwhile, a source from the set of "Crazy Rich Asians" said Constance "was standoffish and arrived to talk to reporters in a separate van from the cast, who came together. It was clear they didn't socialize ... She was icy cold, leaving it to Henry Golding to charm everyone."
Page Six additionally claimed that Constance asked to be listed as the headliner for "Hustlers", above co-stars J.Lo and Cardi B. Her team has allegedly contacted multiple media outlets to name her first in the press as the film's biggest star.
ET, however, said that there's no act on Constance's behalf of "Hustlers" that corroborated the report of such demand. "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," the site noted.