Shia LaBeouf’s departure from Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling was indeed a shocking one when it happened, with the Transformers actor being subsequently replaced by famous musician Harry Styles in the movie. However, LaBeouf has recently challenged a statement by Wilde who, in a recent interview with Variety, said that the former was fired because of a “No A**holes Policy”
LaBeouf’s statement comes after he was accused of abuse during his time dating FKA Twigs by the singer herself. According to Wilde, LaBeouf was fired from the role in her movie mainly because she had to ‘protect’ fellow co-star Florence Pugh. It seems like the two parties have differing opinions on LaBeouf’s dismissal.
Shia LaBeouf’s Reply to Olivia Wilde’s Statement
Shia LaBeouf is not in agreement with Olivia Wilde’s part of the story. The 36-year-old actor, in a recent email that he sent to Variety, clarifies his stand on the whole issue.
LaBeouf in his email, whose original recipient was Wilde and the details were just forwarded to Variety, says that he was “a little confused” with Wilde’s statement. His email reads-
“I am a little confused about the narrative that I was fired, however. You and I both know the reasons for my exit. I quit your film because your actors & I couldn’t find time to rehearse. I have included as a reminder the screenshots of our text exchange on that day, and my text to Tobey.”
The email continues, with LaBeouf demanding that Wilde correct her narrative about his dismissal from Don’t Worry Darling–
“Firing me never took place, Olivia. And while I fully understand the attractiveness of pushing that story because of the current social landscape, the social currency that brings. It is not the truth. So I am humbly asking, as a person with an eye toward making things right, that you correct the narrative as best you can. I hope none of this negatively effects you, and that your film is successful in all the ways you want it to be.”
That’s honestly a very composed letter from LaBeouf, we’re waiting on Wilde to respond.
To Add To The Problem, Florence Pugh Was Reportedly Against Wilde-Styles Romance
An insider from Page Six reveals that Florence Pugh wasn’t at all okay with the developing romance between co-star Harry Styles and director Olivia Wilde. This news gets spicier because Wilde was still with Ted Lasso star Jason Sudeikis when her affair with Styles started gaining traction.
As for Pugh’s fallout with the director, it may have started with Sudeikis and his kids (also Wilde’s kids) being present at the movie set. The source says-
“Jason and the kids visited Olivia on set at the beginning a few times, so I think this all made people feel a little uncomfortable.”
Following up, Pugh had also not liked Wilde’s post where she put up the full trailer for Don’t Worry Darling, which netizens found odd. To add to that, she instead posted a teaser trailer for another project- Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer – instead of posting about Wilde’s movie.
There’s certainly a lot to unpack here, but hopefully, the whole drama didn’t affect the quality of the movie, which looks promising.
Don’t Worry Darling will be released on September 23, 2022, on the big screen.
Source: Page Six