Bryan Singer reportedly threw electrical equipment during a row with Rami Malek on the set of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' but the director insisted his behaviour was "normal".
The 53-year-old director was said to have been "up to his old tricks" on the set of the Freddie Mercury biopic, frequently being missing from the set or running late and an explosive argument with his lead star- who was described as "one of the nicest actors in the business" - let to Fox executives being sent to London to try and keep the peace.
A source told The Hollywood Reporter: "From the beginning, he was up to his old tricks. He would shoot, he'd be exhausted, [cinematographer] Tom Sigel would shoot."
But Bryan insisted his argument with Rami was "normal on a film set".
He said: "Any discussion about fights between myself and Rami Malek are simply an exaggeration of a few creative differences that were quickly resolved. This is normal on a film set. And I think the work speaks for itself."