Olivia Wilde Was ‘Meaner’ to Daughter on ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Set

Olivia Wilde and Daisy Josephine Sudeikis, daughter.
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Olivia WildeA familiar face joined us in the reunion Don’t Worry Darling — her daughter, Daisy!

“[That] is my real daughter, that’s Daisy and she was very good at playing my daughter,” Wilde, 38, gushed during a Wednesday, September 21, appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert “She was wonderful.”

Olivia Wilde Says She Was ‘A Little Meaner’ to Daughter Daisy While Filming ‘Don’t Worry Darling’

Olivia Wilde’s daughter Daisy Josephine Sudeikis on set for ‘Don’t Worry Darling.’
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The New York native has a featured role in the movie as Bunny, a housewife. “I was a little meaner to her in the movie than I’d normally speak to her,” Wilde admitted to host Stephen Colbert. “It was like the drunk, 1950s version of me, I guess.”

Despite yelling at the 5-year-old — whom Wilde shares with ex-fiancé Jason Sudeikis, alongside 8-year-old son Otis — to stay focused, the O.C. An alum really enjoyed having her little girl watch her work.

“It was really great to have her there,” Wilde said on Wednesday. “I really love that she was seeing me in that light, like, I thought, ‘Oh good, somewhere subconsciously this is seeping in that her mother is in charge and is supported by this awesome crew.’”

Wilde and the 47-year old Ted Lasso star called off their engagement in November 2020, they’ve remained committed to coparenting Otis and Daisy.

“There’s nothing that is more important to me,” the House alum told Vanity Fair In a profile that was published earlier this month. “I love driving to school every morning. I love making pancakes. Every night, I love to put them to bed. They’re my best friends. … We almost find more strength in protecting others than protecting ourselves. I think that I am able to withstand all of the nonsense because I’m protecting them.”

After years of raising Otis & Daisy together, their custody arrangement made headlines when they were granted custody in April. Booksmart During her CinemaCon presentation, director was served with court documents Don’t Worry Darling. Although a source confirmed the claim at the time, Saturday Night Live alum had no idea when the paperwork would be delivered to his ex-fiancée, Wilde perceived his actions as a public attack.

“The only peo­ple who suffered were my kids, because they’ll have to see that, and they shouldn’t ever have to know that happened,” the actress told Variety September. “For me, it was appalling, but the victims were an 8­ and 5 year-­old, and that’s really sad. I chose to be an actor. I was open to the idea of being in the spotlight. But it’s not something my children have asked for. And when my kids are dragged into it, it’s deeply painful.”

Sudeikis, for his parts, indicated in his August court filings, that he didn’t want the process server delivering the documents to Wilde while Otis or Daisy were present.

“I did not want service to take place at the home of Olivia’s current partner because Otis and Daisy might be present,” the Kansas native reportedly wrote, referring to Wilde’s boyfriend, Harry Styles. “I did not want service to take place at the children’s school because parents might be present. … I understand that the process server had only done her job; however, I deeply regret what happened. Olivia’s talk was an important event for Olivia, both professionally and personally, and I am very, very sorry that the incident marred her special moment.”