She considers it a “wild” accusation.
Olivia Wilde has doubled down on her claim that she fired Shia LaBeouf from ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ and now claims he gave her an ‘ultimatum’ with Florence Pugh.
“We needed a replacement for Shea. He’s a great actor, but it didn’t work out,” said the 38-year-old filmmaker. Said on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Wednesday. “When he gave me the ultimatum, he or Florence, I chose Florence.”
In response to LaBeouf’s claim that Wilde begged him to stay on the project, she said, “He feels he’s away and I feel like I’m moving on without him.” was
“Early in the process of making the film, as a director, I tried to mediate situations between people to see if they could happily work together,” Wilde explained. When it became clear that it was not a working relationship, I was given an ultimatum: I chose my own actress — I am so happy I did.
“Were you disappointed at the time that it didn’t work out? Yes. information about him comes to light Afterwards, are you sure we made the right decision? Yes,” she added, adding that her video Ask 36-year-old LeBoeuf to stay in movies “taken out of context”.
Wilde also said that when asked if it was possible that she and LaBeouf were both telling the truth, it was “a matter of semantics” and that there was simply confusion.
“He had to leave because he wasn’t going to move forward the way he wanted,” she said.
apart from Gossip about Wilde and Pew not making eye contactthe filmmaker had nothing but good things to say about the 26-year-old actress.
“She is sensational in this film, and about being brave enough to listen and trust her instincts to the brave people who have come before her that everyone else has ignored.” Wild said.
Wilde also called Pugh a “brave” and a “superhero” for dismantling the “system” of women in Hollywood.
“Florence Pugh is as good at doing dramatic work as she is at acting. increase. She’s the most impressive run I’ve ever seen,” she said.
The “Booksmart” director also addressed the Pugh rumors. Skipped the ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ press conference on purpose At the Venice Film Festival earlier this month.
“I have nothing but respect for Florence’s talent. [Part Two]”Now,” she explained. “There is nothing cooler than a busy actress. I have nothing against her for whatever reason.”
However, when Stephen Colbert pointed out that Pugh was photographed drinking a cocktail at a press conference, Wild avoided the question, saying it was sexist for people to pit her and Pugh against each other. I got
“I think what’s interesting is that my male director colleagues don’t feel like they’re answering questions about the cast,” she retorted.
LaBeouf Deny the use of axes by wilds In August, he claimed his departure from “Don’t Worry Darling” had something to do with scheduling conflicts.
“Both you and I know the reason for my departure,” he reportedly wrote Wilde in an email. “I quit your movie because I didn’t have time to rehearse with your actors.”
The ‘Even Stevens’ alum called on the former ‘OC’ actress to ‘fix the narrative’ and said, ‘It never happened to get me fired, Olivia. I fully understand the appeal of pushing that story forward because of that.
At the time, a 2020 video leaked that appeared to show Wilde pleading with LaBeouf to be on board.
“I don’t feel like I’m ready to give up on this yet, so I wanted to reach out,” she said at the time.
The “House” alum also hinted at the drama involving Pugh, saying, “I think this might be a bit of a wake-up call for Ms. Flo… with us.”
Wilde said, “If she’s really committed, if she’s really heart and soul at this point, and if you guys can make peace, and I respect your point of view, I’m going to give her but what if you guys could do that?”
LaBeouf eventually Wilde’s current boyfriend Harry Styles.
Wilde and ‘Watermelon Sugar’ singer, 28, on set of psychological thriller started dating Immediately after She and Jason Sudeikis broke upThe director and “Ted Lasso” star, 47, has two children (Otis, 8, and Daisy, 5) and is now In the middle of a nasty custody battle.
“Don’t Worry Darling” hits theaters Friday.