Olivia Wilde, Shia LaBeouf ‘Never Saw Eye to Eye’ Before Drama

On different pages. Olivia WildeAnd Shia LaBeoufThere are many different accounts of how they got there. Don’t Worry Darling The experience went down, which was the tipping-point of their dramatic feud. However, their relationship was strained right from the beginning.

“Olivia and Shia just never saw eye to eye,” a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. “She felt he was a loose cannon and he thought she was on an ego trip.”

The Even Stevens alum, 36, was initially cast as Jack in Wilde’s upcoming Don’t Worry Darling, It will debut in theaters this autumn. However, news broke in September 2020 that the Booksmart director, 38, had replaced LaBeouf with Harry Styles.

“I say this as someone who is such an admirer of his work. [Shia’s] process was not conducive to the ethos that I demand in my productions,” Wilde — who began dating the 28-year-old former One Direction singer shortly after connecting on the Don’t Worry Darling set — alleged in a Variety Profile earlier this month. “He has a process that, in some ways, seems to require a combative energy, and I don’t personally believe that is conducive to the best performances. I believe that creating a safe and trusting environment is the best way for people to do their best. My responsibility lies ultimately with the production and the cast to protect them. That was my job.”

The House The former LaBeouf alum serves as the director and a production producer on the thriller.

“Someone, who’s a very established actor and director in this industry, gave me really terrible advice that was helpful, because I just knew I had to do the opposite,” Wilde told Emerald Fennell During Variety‘s “Directors on Directors” series in February 2021. “They said, ‘Listen, the way to get respect on a set, you have to have three arguments a day. Three big arguments that reinstate your power, remind everyone who’s in charge, be the predator.’ That is the opposite of my process. I want none of this. … The no a–holes policy, it puts everybody on the same level.”

Although the New York native claimed that she made the decision to cut the hair, Transformers LaBeouf, an actor in the production, has denounced her claims. Variety that he quit the project due to “lack of rehearsal time.”

“You and I both know the reasons for my exit. I quit your film because your actors and I couldn’t find time to rehearse,” the Holes Wilde received the email from star. Wilde replied. Variety earlier this month. “Firing me never took place, Olivia. I understand the appeal of telling that story due to the current social landscape and the social currency it brings. It is not the truth.”

He continued: “So I am humbly asking, as a person with an eye toward making things right, that you correct the narrative as best you can. I hope none of this negatively effects you, and that your film is successful in all the ways you want it to be.”

While Wilde has yet to publicly address LaBeouf’s side of the story, the insider tells Use that it’s “much better for everyone” involved that they “parted ways professionally.”

The Tron: Legacy The actress also had a tense relationship with another star Florence PughConcerning the production of the film. “Florence and Olivia have had several disagreements personally and professionally, that’s why Florence isn’t doing any press for the movie,” a second source told Use This was earlier in the month.

Reports previously swirled that Pugh, 26, was paid significantly less than the “Treat People With Kindness” musician, which contributed to the English actress deciding not to promote the film’s release.

“There has been a lot out there that I largely don’t pay attention to,” Wilde told Variety In her August cover story. “But the absurdity of invented clickbait and subsequent reaction regarding a nonexistent pay disparity between our lead and supporting actors really upset me. … I’m a woman who has been in this business for over 20 years, and it’s something that I have fought for myself and others, especially being a director. There is absolutely no validity to those claims.”

The Little Women After being criticized, actress hinted further at drama Don’t Worry Darling’s intimate scenes, which Wilde had called “integral” to the script.

“When it’s reduced to your sex scenes, or to watch the most famous man in the world go down on someone, it’s not why we do it,” Pugh told Harper’s Bazaar August feature. “It’s not why I’m in this industry. … That’s just not what I’m going to be discussing because [this movie is]It is bigger and better than this. And the people who made it are bigger and better than that.”

Don’t Worry Darling — which hits theaters on September 23 — stars Styles, Pugh, Gemma Chan, Chris Pine, Nick KrollWilde.

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