Video has surfaced that disproves statements Olivia Wilde made in a recent interview
Somebody in 2020 uploaded a video of Olivia Wilde begging Shia LaBeouf to reprise his role as ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ That leaves the actress-turned-filmmaker wide open. She stated in a recent interview that she fired LaBeouf to “protect her staff” including co-star Florence Pugh.
A video was recently discovered that disproves this claim. According to ‘Variety,’ Shia LaBeouf sent a plethora of materials, one of which was a video message from Wilde “I wanted to reach out because I feel like I’m not ready to give up on this yet. I, too, am heartbroken, and I want to figure this out. I think this might be a bit of a wake-up call for Miss Flo (in reference to Florence Pugh), and I want to know if you’re open to giving this a shot with me, with us”.
The video, which was provided a few days after LaBeouf left the picture, debunks an interview quote from Olivia Wilde to ‘Variety’ in which she claimed:
“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. He has a process that, in some ways, seems to require a combative energy, and I don’t personally believe that is conducive to the best performances. A lot came to light after this happened that really troubled me, in terms of his behavior. For our film, what we really needed was an energy that was incredibly supportive”
“Particularly with a movie like this, 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. I believe that creating a safe, trusting environment is the best way to get people to do their best work. Ultimately, my responsibility is to the production and to the cast to protect them. That was my job. I find myself just really wishing him health and evolution because I believe in restorative justice.”
In the end, Olivia Wilde cast Harry Styles, with whom she is currently involved romantically.