Olivia Wilde Explains Why Shia LaBeouf Was Fired From 'Don't Worry, Darling'image source: google
Olivia Wilde addressed for the first time in an interview published Wednesday why she decided to dismiss Shia LaBeouf from her upcoming picture Don't Worry Darling.
"I say this as someone who admires his work: His process was not conducive to the ethos that I seek in my projects," Wilde explained to Variety.
"He has a process that appears to require confrontational energy in certain aspects, and I don't personally believe it is conducive to the best performances."
Wilde, who directed Don't Worry, Darling, stated that LaBeouf's dealings with co-star Florence Pugh would have been of special concern.
"I knew I was going to put Florence in incredibly vulnerable positions, and my objective was to make her feel protected and supported," Wilde told Variety.
Wilde also said to the publication that before LaBeouf was cast, she sought British singer Harry Styles for the role after being pleased by his performance in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk (2017).