Olivia Wilde discusses “Spit-Gate,” disputes, and the release of “Don’t Worry, Darling”
She’s not concerned, sweetie!
Olivia Wilde talked about the controversy surrounding her much awaited movie “Don’t Worry Darling,” including “Spit-Gate” and Shia LaBeouf’s dramatic exit from the picture.
Prior to the psychological thriller’s Friday premiere, director Wilde, 38, made an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Wednesday and insisted that all of the drama takes place on-screen.
When asked about the incident by Colbert, Wilde said that she acted in the lead actress Pugh’s best interests by keeping her “protected” from LaBeouf, who was first cast as the male lead until being replaced by Harry Styles.
I was given an ultimatum after it became evident that the professional relationship was unsustainable, she said to the host.
She continued, “I choose my actress, which I’m extremely delighted I did. Was I disappointed that we couldn’t make it work at the time? Sure. Did new information about him emerge afterwards that gave me reassurance that we made the right choice? Absolutely.”
She selected Pugh, according to Wilde, who also said that she and LaBeouf have different perspectives on the actor’s exit from the movie.
He gave me the choice of him or Florence, and she said, “When he gave me that ultimatum, I selected Florence. That was him feeling he was stepping away, and me feeling that we were moving on without him.”
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After that, Colbert brought up “Spit-Gate,” the rumour that Harry Styles had spit on Chris Pine at the Venice Film Festival, which Styles dismissed as simply incorrect.
“He didn’t, no. However, I believe it is a prime illustration of the fact that drama can be found almost anywhere. She responded, “Harry did not spit on Chris,” to Colbert’s joke, “Only time will tell.”
Last but not least, Wilde addressed her friendship with Pugh, declaring that despite claims of friction, she “had nothing against her.”
She told Colbert, “I have nothing but admiration for Florence’s brilliance. “She’s amazing. There’s nothing cooler than a busy actress, and she’s now on the set of her movie “Dune.” I don’t dislike her for any particular reason.
Then Wilde questioned why men don’t get asked to report on the drama from their movie sets, saying that if a man had directed it, people would “really be talking about the movie itself.”
They are commended for their oppressive behaviour. They can be looked into repeatedly, but it never gets in the way of discussions about their genuine talent or the movie itself, she said Colbert. “We have grown accustomed to this. Simply said, there are extremely distinct norms developed for men and women in society at large.