‘It is what it is’

Shia LaBeouf got a final word after Don’t Worry Darling director Olivia Wilde claimed she fired him to protect leading lady Florence Pugh.

“It is what it is,” LaBeouf told the Hollywood Reporter. “All the best to you and your film.”

Wilde, 38, had again insisted in an interview with Vanity Fair published on Thursday that she had decided to fire the 36-year-old actor, citing his conduct on set and her responsibility to Pugh, 26. as reasons she let him go. Their statements come weeks after LaBeouf announced he had left the film of his own volition following disagreements with Wilde’s direction.

“My responsibility was to [Florence]’ Wilde told Vanity Fair. “I am like a mother wolf. Making the call was difficult, but somehow he got it. I don’t think it would have been a process he would have enjoyed. He goes to work with an intensity that can be combative.”

“It wasn’t the ethos that I demand in my productions,” she continued. “I want him to get healthy and develop because I think it’s a huge loss to the film industry when someone with that much talent isn’t able to work.”

LaBeouf has a tarnished reputation in Hollywood as he is currently being accused of sexual and emotional abuse by his ex-girlfriend, British artist FKA Twigs.

LaBeouf leaked an exchange between himself and the Wilde, suggesting he wasn't fired but was fired for lack of rehearsal time.
LaBeouf leaked an exchange between himself and the Wilde, suggesting he wasn’t fired but was fired for lack of rehearsal time.
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The former child star has publicly refuted claims he was fired from the film, claiming he quit with his co-stars due to a lack of rehearsal time and calling it “attractive clickbait” in leaked texts, emails and videos shared between exchanged between him and Wilde proves his point.

“Firing me never happened Olivia,” read an email he sent to the principal. “And while I fully understand the appeal of moving this story forward due to the current social landscape, the social currency it brings brings. It’s not the truth.” LaBeouf also shared a video message, apparently sent by Wilde, in which she appears to be trying to persuade the actor to start filming again.

“This issue is so much more nuanced than can be explained in private texts taken out of context,” Wilde replied when asked about the publication’s leaked exchanges. “I’m just saying he was replaced and he didn’t move on. I wish him the best in his recovery.”

LaBeouf was replaced by Harry Styles in the now-infamous December 2020 film, with the Booksmart director calling reports of tension between her and Pugh “baseless rumors.”

Olivia Wilde
Wilde doubled down on claims that she fired LaBeouf to protect the film’s lead actress, Florence Pugh.

Sources claimed Pugh was unhappy with Wilde for snogging Styles while she was still dating Ted Lasso star Jason Sudeikis, the father of her two children.

Wilde declined comment when a journalist asked her about the drama during a panel at the Venice International Film Festival premiere this week, when Pugh was absent.

However, Wilde claims there is no bad blood between the two women.

“It’s very rare that people expect the best from women in power,” Wilde told Vanity Fair. “I think they don’t often give us the benefit of the doubt. Florence did the job I hired her for and she did it exquisitely. She blew my mind. I was in awe of her every day and we worked very well together.”

https://nypost.com/2022/09/08/shia-labeouf-responds-to-olivia-wildes-dont-worry-darling-claims-it-is-what-is-it/ ‘It is what it is’

Emma Bowman

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