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“I’m like a mother wolf”: Olivia Wilde Shamelessly Defends Herself Despite Having Video Proof, Says She Really Fired Shia LaBeouf to Protect Florence Pugh

Olivia Wilde Fired Shia LaBeouf to Protect Florence Pugh

Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling has been on fire for many days due to several issues. The movie was involved in a bunch of controversies and the effects are still evident. From Florence Pugh’s lack of promotional activities to the bizarre spitting incident that took place at the Venice premiere, seems like a strange curse of controversy is associated with the movie. Adding to the list, once again Olivia Wilde opened her mouth on Shia LaBeouf’s exit from the project.

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Olivia Wilde

Shia LaBeouf’s exit has been a major angle in the whole Don’t Worry Darling controversy scenario. From some controversial images leaked by LaBeouf to exactly contradictory statements by Wilde, the case has only gone interesting over time.

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What is the feud between Shia LaBeouf and Olivia Wilde?

Shia LaBeouf sparked a fire of controversies when he released a series of emails and photos about how the director requested him to stay in the movie. The actor claimed that it was due to a lack of rehearsal time he quit the project. He did this to prove the reports of Olivia Wilde kicking him out to be wrong.

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Shia LaBeouf at an event

Olivia Wilde claimed that she replaced the actor with Harry Styles as the Black Widow actress Florence Pugh expressed she feels uncomfortable around him. But what the proof exposed by the actor showed was completely the opposite. He also released a video where Wilde requests him to stay back for the project and also called Pugh “Miss Flo”. 

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But despite these proofs shown in the public, Olivia Wilde seems to stand strong on her point as she once again expressed that it was she who drove him out of the film due to her concern for Pugh.

Olivia Wilde is in a phase of denial

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Olivia Wilde and her Don’t Worry Darling cast

As Olivia Wilde recently spoke to Vanity Fair, she once again shed light on the fiasco. But it was of no use as once again, it was the same answer of her firing the actor and her care for Florence Pugh:

“My responsibility was towards her. I’m like a mother wolf. Making the call was tricky, but in a way he understood. I don’t think it would’ve been a process he enjoyed. He comes at his work with an intensity that can be combative.”

She further added that she wants LaBeouf to evolve and do better in the future as it will be a great loss to the industry without him:

“It wasn’t the ethos that I demand in my productions, I want him to get well and to evolve because I think it’s a great loss to the film industry when someone that talented is unable to work.” 

As per the 36-year-old actor, he didn’t comment anything further than this and shortly left the conversation by saying it is what it is when he was asked about this. During the conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, he even wished luck with the upcoming movie.

Also Read: Will Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling Be the Movie That Finally Sinks Warner Brothers’ Mighty $30B Worth 100-Year-Old Film Studio

Don’t Worry Darling’s lackluster performance

Shortly after the premiere of the movie at the 79th International Film Festival, it was stated by the critics that the movie is lackluster and fails to deliver a great story. 

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A still from Don’t Worry Darling

But the wait will be still there for the general audience to check out the movie as in many cases we have seen their reviews to be poles apart from the critics’. While the movie stands at 43% on Rotten Tomatoes right now, it has to get at least 60% to be considered Fresh. 

Don’t Worry Darling is set to hit the theaters on September 23, 2022.

Source: Vanity Fair

Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. Subham has written more than 400 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.