Olivia Wilde has made her way into the internet’s hate list recently, especially after her recent pictures with Harry Styles surfaced online. The director has been accused of garnering publicity for her relationship with the pop singer and using it to promote her upcoming film, Don’t Worry Darling. However, the film is bound by controversies now that a video of the director surfaced online in which she is requesting Shia Labeouf to avoid leaving the film.
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Shia Labeouf was allegedly fired by Olivia Wilde to ensure Florence Pugh’s safety
Shia Labeouf was cast to play the role of Jack, the husband of Alice, which is played by Florence Pugh. However, the actor was allegedly fired from the film by Olivia Wilde to protect Florence Pugh, who felt uncomfortable around the actor due to his numerous abuse charges. In an interview with Variety, the director provided the reasons behind her decision and stated,
“I say this as someone who is such an admirer of his work: His process was not conducive to the ethos that I demand in my productions.”
She also added,
“I knew that I was going to be asking Florence to be in very vulnerable situations, and my priority was making her feel safe and making her feel supported.”
However, Shia Labeouf recently stated that he left the film willingly and was not fired.
Newly released video shows Olivia Wilde begging Shia Labeouf to stay in the film
To add to the drama, he released a video of the director begging him to stay part of the film. In the video, the director also criticized Florence Pugh for not cooperating.
“I too am heartbroken, and I want to figure this out. You know, I think this might be a bit of a wake up call for Miss Flo and I wanna know if you’re open to giving this a shot with me, with us. If she really commits, if she really puts her mind and heart into it, at this point. And if you guys can make peace, and I respect your point of view, I respect her but if you guys could do it, what do you think? Is there hope? Is there hope? You let me know.”
The video proves that Olivia Wilde did not fire the actor, and instead, she was willing to make Florence Pugh feel unsafe and uncomfortable while working with the actor.
Olivia Wilde’s video proves she is not a feminist
The video was not met well with fans on Twitter, who criticized the director for being a fake feminist and supporting an abuser.
This Olivia Wilde gives a peak behind the curtain as to how abusers are still enabled in the entertainment industry. It also shows that public figures will lean into feminism for optics while not practicing it.
Shia Labeouf is a monster and she’s an enabler. Both are awful. https://t.co/cOO5DremMd
— Jessica Kwazz (@JessKwazz) August 26, 2022
irony of Olivia Wilde casting herself as the character who defies the patriarchal society to help Florence Pugh in don’t worry darling, then off set she’s begging an abuser to come back to her movie when it made flo uncomfortable. Did she not know the movie she was making ?
— dani (@daninaomiscott) August 26, 2022
Olivia Wilde is just another Amber Heard getting busted after lying and changing the narrative to advance her career.
— Komplikated (@komplikatedx) August 27, 2022
olivia wilde: makes transphobic, homophobic, racist and pedophilic comments
also her: I don’t know why they expect the worst of me https://t.co/Mh0OSh1HEQ
— hater (@angrylesbiana) August 24, 2022
she begged an ABUSER to stay as her male lead, an ABUSER who made her female lead and the lead of the movie uncomfortable, you tried to get the ABUSER to come back to the movie by blaming your female lead. try calling yourself a feminist again, try it.
— haley ◟̽◞̽ I AFHF DAY!! (@momrryprotecter) August 26, 2022
Olivia Wilde pretending to be a feminist director in the press while insulting her female lead actor, Florence Pugh, behind the scenes for being uncomfortable on set is beyond disgusting.
Imagine the absolute lack of empathy you'd have to lie openly in Variety about that shit.
— Jonathan B (@HQBacon) August 26, 2022
Ever since the video was released, the director has been compared to Amber Heard and Joss Whedon for pretending to be a feminist whilst being highly misogynistic and supporting abusers.
Don’t Worry Darling is set to release in theatres on 23 September 2022.