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Olivia Wilde spills on Shia LaBeouf and all that ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ drama


The director sat down with Stephen Colbert to address all of the drama surrounding her new film – including #Spitgate.

Is all of the drama surrounding the Olivia Wilde-directed film ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ enough to make us want to see the film in cinemas? Check out our Movie Editor Brian Lloyd’s hot take on the “blandness” here.

And so, with all of the swirling rumours surrounding the film during production (about Shia LaBeouf), and very much in the build-up to its release (at the Venice Film Festival), Wilde spoke openly with Colbert about the whole fiasco.

Touching on #Spitgate, which stemmed from a video of Harry Styles seemingly spitting on his co-star Chris Pine while taking his seat at the Venice screening, Wilde attempted to contain her laughter at the rumour: “I think it’s a perfect example of people will look for drama anywhere they can. Harry did not spit on Chris, in fact.”

And then we have the Shia LaBeouf situation. It’s well-known that LaBeouf left the film at the very start of production due to the director and the actor not seeing eye-to-eye. She set the record straight, saying: “We had to replace Shia.

“He is a fantastic actor, but it wasn’t gonna work. When he gave me the ultimatum of him or Florence – I chose Florence.”

Colbert, wanting to double-check everything with the story, asking: “Are you saying that he wouldn’t do the movie in the way that you wanted him to? And therefore he had to go – so he can say he quit and you fired him and both of you can think you’re right?”

Wilde replied: “Yes. It’s a question of symantics. […] Well then that’s great. You go and we shall move on. It wasn’t going to move forward in the way that he wanted it to. And so he had to leave.”

Phew. Well now that that’s all cleared up, shall we go see the film? Erm, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 31%, we’re not so sure.

Wilde also appeared on ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ yesterday, where she spoke about being a female director in a male-dominated industry. She said: “I mean, am I envious of my male colleagues in the way that they seem to be able to live their lives without as much judgment?

“I’m like, ‘That must be nice to be that guy. Everybody’s just, like, applauding just every move he makes.'”

‘Don’t Worry Darling’ is in cinemas from Friday, September 23.





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