There have been a massive amount of drama around ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ movie that is set to release on September 23 this year. There have been claims from Olivia Wilde, who said she fired Shia LaBeouf but he said he quit. Reports over Florence Pugh getting paid $700k and Harry Styles over $2m, on top of the Florence and Olivia drama as a whole is a huge chaos.
Shia LaBeouf denies being fired by Olivia Wilde
Shia LaBeouf recently stepped back into the spotlight in a big way. The actor’s personal woes that includes being accused of abuse by ex FKA twigs, who’s suing him for sexual battery, sexual assault and inflicting emotional distress — made him persona non grata, but he’s reemerged amid his career downslide.
He has broken his silence about the dark days around the abuse allegations and revealing he turned to religion — specifically Catholicism — to turn his life around. He’s also taking on Olivia Wilde after the Don’t Worry Darling director claimed this week that she fired from that film due to his “combative energy.” He says he quit, providing texts and emails to make his case.
On Friday, the Transformers actor called out Wilde, denying he was fired as the film’s production was starting in August 2020 and providing alleged emails and text exchanges between them in which she asked him to reconsider leaving the project.
“Firing me never took place, Olivia,” LaBeouf wrote in a new email sent to Wilde and obtained by Variety in the wake of Wilde’s interview claiming just that to the outlet days earlier. “And while I fully understand the attractiveness of pushing that story because of the current social landscape, the social currency that brings. It is not the truth. So I am humbly asking, as a person with an eye toward making things right, that you correct the narrative as best you can.”
Wilde had said the actor was fired to keep the movie’s star Florence Pugh “safe,” and she wished “him health and evolution because I believe in restorative justice” amid the abuse allegations. LaBeouf’s email to Wilde claims he “quit the film due to lack of rehearsal time” under the second-time director. He sent Wilde — and Variety — screenshots of their texts from August 2020 in which he said he would have to back out of the role of Jack. The role of Jack was later recast with Harry Styles, whom Wilde has been dating since fall 2020.
the amount of drama around Don’t Worry Darling is absolutely unreal. between Olivia Wilde saying she fired Shia LaBeouf and him saying he quit, Florence Pugh getting paid $700k and Harry Styles over $2m, on top of the Florence and Olivia drama as a whole … chaos.
— Morgan (@MorganPlayle) August 26, 2022