'Newsroom' star, creator deny on-set tension

Jan. 2, 2014 at 8:10 PM
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NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Aaron Sorkin, writer-producer of "The Newsroom," shot down an online report claiming Olivia Munn is behaving like a diva on the set of the New York-set drama.

"The story bears no resemblance to reality," Sorkin said in a statement to Us Weekly Thursday. "Olivia is a perfect cast member who is loved and respected by the entire cast, by the crew and the producers, by HBO, and especially by me."

"Sucks 2 read bull[expletive] that's perpetuated on blogosphere," Munn tweeted Wednesday.

"But feels so great 2 have friends like this who stick up 4 u," she said via Twitter Thursday, linking her message to Sorkin's statement.

RadarOnline quoted an unnamed source this week as saying Munn has been "overstepping" her boundaries and displays a "know-it-all attitude."

"Olivia was acting like one of [Sorkin's] co-writers ... and Aaron didn't appreciate hearing opinions on everything," the insider said, adding the actress and show-runner's relationship "created a poisonous atmosphere on the set" during Season 2 and her role in Season 3 would be downsized because of it.

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