MOVIE NEWS – Shia LaBeouf denies firing Olivia Wilde from ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ and says his name is being used for publicity purposes.
Shia LaBeouf has responded to Olivia Wilde’s claims that she was fired from ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ LaBeouf claims he voluntarily left the film and Wilde is only using him for publicity. “I am honored by your words about my work; thanks, it felt good to read,”LaBeouf wrote in an email to Wilde (via IndieWire ). “However, I am a bit confused about the narrative that I was fired. We both know the reasons for my departure. I left your film because your actors and I did not find time for rehearsals”.
In addition, LaBeouf also used the words “clickbait” regarding Wilde’s mention of his name in recent press interviews. A source connected to It’s All Right Darling also confirmed LaBeouf’s claims, confirming to EW that the actor has not officially been fired from the film. LaBeouf further said:
“My firing never happened, Olivia. And while I completely understand that it’s tempting to push this story because of the current social situation, it’s not the truth. So I humbly ask you, as someone who seeks to set things right, to correct the narrative as best you can. I hope that all this does not affect [sic] negatively on you and that your film succeeds in all aspects as you wish.”
Olivia Wilde has been making headlines lately after her bombshell interview with Variety in which she opened up about her divorce from Jason Sudeikis, the surveillance papers incident at CinemaCon, and her upcoming psychological thriller, It’s All Right, Honey. Wilde also talked about “firing” LaBeouf to “protect” the crew.
“I say this as a great admirer of his work. His behavior did not correspond to the ethos I demand from my productions. He has a process that in some ways seems to require a combative energy, and I personally don’t think that’s conducive to the best acting performances. I believe that creating a safe, trusting environment is the best way for people to do their best work. Ultimately, it is my responsibility to the production and the cast to protect them. That was my task.”
‘Don’t Worry Darling’, starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, will premiere on September 23, 2022.
Shia Labeouf has often been in trouble for his violent behavior
Shia LaBeouf is notorious for being a method actor who often overdoes the production. He also has a long history of being capricious on set and has previously fought with Tom Hardy in Lawless and Scott Eastwood in David Ayer’s Fury. LaBeouf got away with it for most of his career until it finally caught up with him with an explosion.
Shortly after LaBeouf’s departure from Don’t Worry Darling, he was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend Tahlia Debrett Barnett aka FKA Twigs. The British singer filed a lawsuit against LaBeouf in 2020, accusing him of sexual harassment, abuse and emotional distress during their one-year relationship. LaBeouf initially apologized, saying he abused himself and his loved ones for years, but Barnett vehemently denied other shocking claims.
“I hurt that woman,” LaBeouf recently said on Jon Bernthal’s Real Ones podcast. “And in the process, I hurt a lot of other people, and a lot of other people, even before that, in front of the woman. I was a pleasure-seeking, selfish, egocentric, dishonest, tactless person.”
LaBeouf blamed his behavior on post-traumatic stress syndrome, alcoholism and a troubled upbringing, and has sought help since the abuse allegations surfaced. The Transformers star is also planning an acting comeback, next he will appear in Abel Ferrara’s Padre Pio.