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‘He gave me an ultimatum’: Olivia Wilde defends herself, says Shia LaBeouf made her choose between him and Florence Pugh for ‘Don’t Worry Darling’

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In most cases, the production of a film usually does not involve many complications other than the technical and financial aspects. But Warner Bros. Pictures’ don’t worry darling is one of those exceptions among films that have been shrouded in drama, coming from the main crew members on set.

The ongoing drama surrounding several members of the crew, namely director Olivia Wilde with her cast members Harry Styles and Florence Pugh as well as fired Shia LaBeouf has marred the film’s release for some time now. Regardless of everything that happened, the director cleared up a common misconception about the drama surrounding Shia LaBeouf’s retirement.

Wilde at an event

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It was either Florence Pugh or Shia LaBeouf in Don’t Worry Darling

Starting with Florence Pugh, the actress has been very discreet on the promotional front of a film in which she plays a lead role. This mostly stems from the reported feud stemming from her dislike of Olivia Wilde’s affair-turned-relationship with co-star Harry Styles.

The actress has only released one social media post on Instagram that winks at the existence of Don’t worry honey.

LaBeouf at an event

As for Shia LaBeouf, the actor’s fallout with Wilde not only comes after his early dismissal from the film’s cast team, but also his disappointment and disagreement with Wilde claiming he was kicked off the set. just because of a “time conflict”.

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Who is telling the truth? We don’t know, but it was Wilde herself who revealed during a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that she received an ultimatum from LaBeouf – either he stays on set or Pugh does –

“We had to replace Shia. He’s a fantastic actor, but it wasn’t going to work. When he gave me the ultimatum of, you know, him or Florence, I chose Florence.

It was a wild ride for the 38-year-old director as well as her film just days before its release. She can only hope that all the drama settles down by the end of this year so she can start fresh with a clean slate.

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Olivia Wilde Praises Don’t Worry Darling Star Florence Pugh

Florence Pugh’s minimal effort to promote her new psychological thriller don’t worry darling surely sparked a lot of rumors as well as tabloid articles about the relationship between her and the film’s director Olivia Wilde.

Pugh posing for a photo

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Despite all the negative chatter surrounding the two, Wilde cleared the air by praising his movie star during his recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert-

“She is sensational in this film. And it’s about being brave enough to listen to the brave people who came before her, whom everyone else ignored, and trusting your instincts.

Wilde adds that Pugh has an impressive “Tom Cruise Race” in one of the film’s few action sequences-

“Florence Pugh is as good at dramatic work as she is at acting. There are real action sequences in the film. She has a race, which I call her ‘Tom Cruise race.’ most impressive race I have ever seen.

Wilde also took the opportunity to address some misconceptions that Pugh supposedly skipped the don’t worry darling press conference in Venice earlier this month-

“I have nothing but respect for Florence’s talent. She is fantastic. She is on the set of her movie ‘Dune [Part Two]’ at present. There’s nothing cooler than a busy actress. I have nothing against her for any reason.

It looks like the rumored feud between the two has just been tabloid news, but we still can’t paint the full picture until we get some insight from Pugh herself on the matter.

don’t worry darling released in theaters on September 23, 2022.

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