Olivia Wilde claims Shia LaBeouf gave her an ‘ultimatum’: ‘I chose Florence’ Pugh
Olivia Wilde claims Shia LaBeouf gave her an ‘ultimatum’: ‘I chose Florence’ Pugh She thinks it’s a “Wilde” accusation.
Olivia Wilde doubled down on her claim that she fired Shia LaBeouf from “Don’t Worry Darling,” now alleging he gave her an “ultimatum” over Florence Pugh.
“We needed to supplant Shia. He is an incredible entertainer, yet it won’t work,” the film’s chief, 38, said on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Wednesday. “At the point when he provided me with the final proposal of, you know, him or Florence, I picked Florence.”
Olivia Wilde claims Shia LaBeouf gave her an ‘ultimatum’: ‘I chose Florence’ PughIn response to LaBeouf’s claim that Wilde had begged him to stay on the project, she clarified, “That was him feeling he was stepping away and me feeling like we were moving on without him.
“Right off the bat during the time spent making the movie, as the chief, I attempted to intervene what is happening between individuals to attempt to check whether they could cooperate cheerfully,” Wilde made sense of. “When obviously it was anything but a reasonable working relationship, I was given a final offer. I picked my entertainer — which I’m exceptionally blissful I did.
“At that point, would i say i was freeloaded that we couldn’t make it work? Indeed. Did data about him become known later that made me sure we pursued the ideal choice? Indeed,” she added, noticing that a video of her asking LeBoeuf, 36, to remain on the film was “taken inappropriately.”
ilde also said it was a “question of semantics” when asked whether there was a possibility that she and LaBeouf were both telling the truth and there was just confusion.
Olivia Wilde claims Shia LaBeouf gave her an ‘ultimatum’: ‘I chose Florence’ Pugh “It wasn’t going to move forward in a way he wanted it to, so he had to leave,” she said.
Despite chatter that Wilde and Pugh did not see eye to eye, the filmmaker had nothing but good things to say about the 26-year-old actress.
“She is sensational in this film. And it is about her being brave enough to listen to the brave people who’ve come before her, who everyone else has ignored, and trust her instincts,” Wilde said.
Wilde also called Pugh “brave” and a “superhero” for dismantling “the system” for women in Hollywood.
“Florence Pugh is as great at sensational work as she is at activity. There are genuine activity arrangements in the film. She has a run, which I allude to as her ‘Tom Journey run.’ It’s the most great run I’ve at any point seen,” she shared.
The “Booksmart” director also addressed rumors that Pugh purposely skipped a “Don’t Worry Darling” press conference at the Venice Film Festival earlier this month.
“I have nothing but respect for Florence’s talent. She’s fantastic. She’s on the set of her movie ‘Dune [Part Two]’ right now,” she explained. “There’s nothing cooler than a busy actress. I have nothing against her for any reason.”
But when Stephen Colbert pointed out that Pugh was photographed drinking a cocktail at the time of the press conference, Wilde skirted the question and said it was sexist for people to be pitting her and Pugh against each other.
“I think what’s funny is like, I don’t feel like my male director colleagues are answering questions about their cast,” she fired back.
LaBeouf denied being axed by Wilde in August, claiming his departure from “Don’t Worry Darling” had more to do with a scheduling conflict.
“You and I both know the reasons for my exit,” he reportedly wrote to Wilde in an email. “I quit your film because your actors and I couldn’t find time to rehearse.”
The “Totally fair” alum asked that the previous “O.C.” entertainer “right the account,” adding, “Terminating me never occurred, Olivia. And keeping in mind that I completely comprehend the allure of pushing that story due to the ongoing social scene, the social cash that brings. It isn’t reality.”
Olivia Wilde claims Shia LaBeouf gave her an ‘ultimatum’: ‘I chose Florence’ Pugh At the time, a 2020 video leaked of Wilde seemingly begging LaBeouf to stay on board.
“I wanted to reach out because I feel like I’m not ready to give up on this yet,” she said at the time. “I, too, am heartbroken, and I want to figure this out.”
The “House” alum also alluded to drama involving Pugh, saying, “I think this might be a bit of a wake-up call for Miss Flo, and I want to know if you’re open to giving this a shot with me, with us.”
Wilde added, “Assuming she truly commits, on the off chance that she truly places her psyche and heart into it as of now, and on the off chance that you all can wipe the slate clean — and I regard your perspective, I regard hers — however assuming you all can make it happen, what is your take?”
aBeouf’s claims came after Wilde told Variety that she had fired the actor to “protect” Pugh. He was previously accused of abuse and sought treatment in early 2021.
Olivia Wilde claims Shia LaBeouf gave her an ‘ultimatum’: ‘I chose Florence’ Pugh LaBeouf was at last supplanted by Wilde’s presently beau, Harry Styles.