“The double standards are outlandish”: Olivia Wilde Gets Rare Support From Fans Despite Troubled Production of ‘Don’t Worry Darling’, Ask Why Jason Sudeikis Has Halted ‘Ted Lasso’ Production For His Perfectionism

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For Hollywood sets to be a space for drama, artistic and otherwise, has been a long-standing tradition. And Jason Sudeikis’s Ted Lasso is now the subject of precisely that. With reports claiming the inspirational sports drama to be entering its final season, Jason Sudeikis is under increasing obligation to finish delivering the script of the show he created. But that seems to be a problem for the talented actor-writer.

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Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis at the 73rd Golden Globes Awards

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The On-Set Drama Surrounding Jason Sudeikis’s Ted Lasso

Ever since the arrival of the coach, life has seemingly gained a new perspective. Those who loathe inspirational quotes are now flocking to binge-watch Ted Lasso and soccer has become as beloved on the reel as it is in reality. With merely two short seasons to its name, the Jason Sudeikis starrer has not only transcended expectations but claimed the unwavering love of billions for its intergenerational themes of friendship, trust, teamwork, loyalty, and above all, believing in oneself.

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Ted Lasso

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However, the creation of a masterpiece happens once in a lifetime, and for Jason Sudeikis to make the most of his magnum opus, he has had to overcome his slight hurdle of perfectionism. Although most argue that this trait of the actor and writer is what led his audience to stand witness to the incredibility of Ted Lasso. However, once the optimism wears off, we find worrisome details hidden in the nooks and crannies of the delayed production.

If the actor-writer is in fact responsible for the untimely delays and extended halts, it could also mean more hours behind the writer’s desk and in the writer’s room. Reports from Vulture claim that this could potentially lead to the Apple TV+ and Warner Bros. production having to go over budget and the two companies being responsible for footing the extra charges. Considering the success of the show, it would not be too hard for Sudeikis to manage the capital, but if the claim of his perfectionism indeed turns out to be true, it means a delayed Season 3, stranded actors, an in-limbo production, and increasingly frustrated audience.

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The Jason Sudeikis-created Ted Lasso wins two Emmys this year

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Fans Draw Attention to Unsavory Treatment of Olivia Wilde

In a tale as old as time, the standards of social treatment between males and females in the same field vary by multitudes. And it is no different in the artistically liberated and culturally motivated world of film, theatre, and drama. The wildly successful debut launch of Olivia Wilde quickly took a nosedive when the ambitious female director faced a litany of controversial accusations and, as a result, was faced with severe online trolling, harassment, and public backlash. The negativity accompanied Wilde to the theatres as her film was subjected to the same treatment as its director.

Olivia Wilde served with custody papers
Olivia Wilde served with custody papers amid a press event

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The incident looks even worse when one looks at the year-long production halt on the sets of Jason Sudeikis’s Apple TV+ show. The fan praises that unequivocally support him for being a perfectionist turn horribly sour when a female director’s ambitious psychological thriller fails to be the marker of cinematic perfection. The two dramas also clash when one is faced with the bitterness underlying Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis’s personal lives, especially when the former was served with custody papers by the latter in the middle of a Don’t Worry Darling press event. The fandom has now to reorient its outlook on celebrity dramas and separate the personal from the professional.

Ted Lasso Seasons 1 and 2 are available for streaming on Apple TV+

Source: Vulture


Written by Diya Majumdar

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With a degree in Literature from Miranda House, Diya Majumdar now has over 1600 published articles on FandomWire. Her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema while being a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for music, Monet, and Van Gogh.