Don’t Worry Darling has given the cast and crew plenty to worry about. The latest drama from the upcoming Harry Styles thriller is a claim from director Olivia Wilde, who said Shia LaBeouf gave her an ultimatum between him and Florence Pugh.“We had to replace Shia.
He is a fantastic actor, but it wasn’t gonna work,” the Booksmart director, 38, told Stephen Colbert on Wednesday, September 21. “When he gave me the ultimatum of, you know, him or Florence, I choose Florence.”As for the rumors that the Disturbia star, 36, was fired from the film, Wilde clarified that both of their claims — his that he quit, hers that he was fired — were somehow both true.“[My choosing Olivia over him] was [Shia] feeling like he was stepping away and me feeling like we were moving on without him,” the O.C.
alum explained.Wilde further revealed that allegations against LaBeouf that “[came] to light later … made me confident we made the right decision.”The Peanut Butter Falcon star, who has been candid about his mental health and substance abuse issues, was accused of “relentless abuse” by ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs in January 2021.“I hurt that woman,” LaBeouf revealed on Jon Bernthal‘s “Real Ones” podcast in August. “And in the process of doing that, I hurt many other people, and many other people before that woman.”For his part, the Even Stevens alum told Variety in 2020 that he “quit [Don’t Worry Darling] due to lack of rehearsal time.” In emails he forwarded to the outlet — alleged messages between him and Wilde — he penned to the director, “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.”In addition to the drama with LaBeouf, Don’t Worry Darling has been steeped inRead more on usmagazine.com