Director Stephen Sommers refused to let negative stories about Sienna Miller put him off hiring her for G.I. Joe: THE RISE OF COBRA - because there are always going to be "internet haters" attacking pretty actresses.
The blonde Brit came under attack from the media and online bloggers following her fling with married U.S. actor Balthazar Getty last year (08) - with public opinion of the star falling so low vandals even spray-painted the word 'slut' outside her London home.
But despite a constant tabloid frenzy surrounding the star's every move, moviemaker Sommers wouldn't allow Miller's media portrayal to prevent him from working with her.
And he's glad he followed his instincts - because he found her to be one of the most "talented" actresses he had worked with.
He tells GQ magazine, "I can't be bothered by all that craziness (media). I mean, people say bad things about me as well, and I know I'm a nice person. You just can't get caught up in all that.
"She's beautiful, she's talented and she's a really sweet person. Yes, she gets hammered but internet haters love to hate. That's their deal. Sienna is a doll; completely professional, no diva behaviour, a terrific actress."