Washington [US]: Shia LaBeouf has come forward to deny that director Olivia Wilde fired him from ‘Don’t Worry, Darling’ simply as production started out in 2020.
Earlier, director Olivia Wilde had discovered she had to fire Shia LaBeouf due to his “manner” of making ready for a position, so as to make keep Florence Pugh ‘safe’. According to Variety, Shia LaBeouf stated that he chose to go away from the production because he failed to experience that the actors were given adequate time to rehearse.
Earlier this month, Olivia Wilde spread out for the first time about LaBeouf’s departure from her film. In the interview with Variety, she stated, “I say this as someone who is such an admirer of his work. His process was not conducive to the ethos that I demand in my productions. He has a process that, in some ways, seems to require combative energy, and I don’t personally believe that is conducive to the best performances. I believe that creating a safe, trusting environment is the best way to get people to do their best work. Ultimately, my responsibility is to the production and to the cast to protect them. That was my job.”
However, LaBeouf has now denied being fired, as a substitute, he claimed whilst responding to the range, that he “quit the film due to lack of rehearsal time”.
The actor forwarded emails to Variety, which he claims to have sent to Wilde on Wednesday and Thursday after Olivia Wilde said that he was fired. In the emails, LaBeouf wrote, “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.”
At the time of LaBeouf’s departure, numerous studio sources informed Variety that he have been fired from the project. Another source acquainted with the situation describes the split as more of a collective realisation that LaBeouf’s acting style wasn’t a good fit for Wilde’s approach as a director.