Last month, Wetterlund, 37, lashed out at Miller, 37, on Twitter calling him “a bully and petulant brat” and the set of HBO comedy “toxic and weird.”
Miller vehemently denied intentionally bullying the actress and alleged that she was a problem on set herself.
“She may have had that experience, but it’s … just people trying to get into the headlines,” Miller told “The Jim and Sam Show” on Wednesday. “It was not my experience that anyone was bullying her. Truthfully, I felt like it was difficult to work with her because she kept interrupting Zach Woods … during takes, even when she was off-camera,” Miller added. “I don’t think anyone was bullying her … but obviously there was a of disconnect, because now she’s saying these things about me and about the all-male cast of ‘Silicon Valley.’ ”
He added, “I wouldn’t have expected her to say something like that … If anything, she left and I felt like … I shouldn’t be saying it, but I find this interesting: I thought they were a little meanspirited how they brought her back for just a quick scene and then said, ‘Nah, forget her, nevermind.'”
At the time of Wetterlund’s tweets, HBO told Page Six in a statement, “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.”
Miller, who said he was shocked at the accusations, believes that Wetterlund represents a part of a larger problem, in that society is “looking for villains” in the post-Trump world, and that he’s not actually a villain, but a victim.
“I understand her perspective, but she was kind of being mean by sort attacking me and calling me names, calling out all of the people on ‘Silicon Valley,’ and just like, calling out the fact that we were all men and because we’re all men that we’re s---ty and we created this toxic work environment, all that kind of stuff,” he said. “So OK, so what happens? So she’s being mean to the people who were mean to her, and people get behind that? And there’s some sort of justice there?”
“It’s just a confusing time right now,” Miller said. “There’s a lot of anger, and people don’t know where to fire.”
Miller announced he was leaving “Silicon Valley” in May 2017.
While it was initially reported to be a mutual decision between the seemingly troubled comedian and the network, reports later suggested that Miller’s “explosive” and unpredictable on-set behavior let to his ouster.