Olivia Wilde Doubled Down On Her Belief That She Got Rid Of Shia LaBeouf From ‘Don’t Worry Darling’
There had been a conflicting narrative over the circumstances that led Shia to not work on the project. Olivia’s initial admission was that she had fired him, which was then clouded by a leaked video which showed her pleading for the actor to stay.
On top of that, Shia came out with his own response by stating that the reason why he was not on the film was simply because of problems with filming schedules, and not as a result of being fired.
And yet, Olivia has maintained that stance by stating that Shia gave her an ultimatum to choose him or the film’s star Florence Pugh after claims they did not get on. And that was the moment that Olivia had enough.
In an interview on the “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, she said: “We had to replace Shia. He is a fantastic actor, but it wasn’t gonna work. When he gave me the ultimatum of, you know, him or Florence, I chose Florence.”
Despite everything that happened, Olivia had no regrets about how it all played out. She expanded on how she did want Shia to stay, as the plan was to have both of them working together. Once it became clear that this was not the case, Olivia did what was best for the film.
It was still not smooth sailing, though, as reports emerged that Florence may have intentionally skipped the film’s press conference at the Venice Film Festival. This was particularly noticeable, as the actress was allegedly having cocktails near the timing of the conference.
Olivia, though, shutdown any rumours of a rift. Her following comments confirmed as much: “I have nothing but respect for Florence’s talent. She’s fantastic…There’s nothing cooler than a busy actress. I have nothing against her for any reason.”
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