Video leaks of Olivia Wilde begging Shia LaBeouf that contradicts her Don’t Worry Darling firing claims
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However, Wilde claimed that she had to drop the star from the film.
She told Variety: "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 a 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."
Yet it now seems that Wilde was possibly backtracking on her previous statement, according to a new leak.
Although it remains unclear if the original video was uploaded before or after the statement she gave to Variety.
SOMEONE HOLD ME BACK— percy 🌊 || who the fuck’s gonna stop us ? (@percystardust) August 26, 2022
(the video olivia sent shia where she basically begged him to stay on the movie after ADMITTING that she knows shia makes florence uncomfortable) pic.twitter.com/ihlHOQlF6B
In the leaked video allegedly sent to LaBeouf, Wilde said: "I feel like I’m not ready to give up on this yet, and I, too, am heartbroken and I want to figure this out.
"You know, I think this might be a bit of a wake-up call for Miss Flo, and I want to know if you’re open to giving this a shot with me, with us.
"If she really commits, if she really puts her mind and heart into it at this point and if you guys can make peace and I respect your point of view, I respect hers but if you guys can do it, what do you think?
"Is there hope? Will you let me know?"
Well, LaBeouf has come out and defended himself, saying he was in no way dismissed from the film.
In an email to Variety, the 36-year-old said he actually quit the movie on 17 August 2020 because of a 'lack of rehearsal time'.
He also forwarded two emails he sent to Wilde on 24 and 25 August, after the recent article was published, which read: "I am greatly honoured by your words on my work; thank you, that felt good to read. I am a little confused about the narrative that I was fired, however.
"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."
Adding: "I know that you are beginning your press run for DWD and that the news of my firing is attractive clickbait, as I am still persona-non-grata and may remain as such for the rest of my life.
"But, speaking of my daughter, I often think about the news articles she will read when she is literate. And though I owe, and will owe for the rest of my life, I only owe for my actions."
UNILAD has contacted reps for Olivia Wilde for comment.
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