Olivia Wilde was pictured for the first time after reports of tension on the set of her upcoming psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling emerged.
The 38-year-old actress, who stars and directs the film, was spotted in a cropped “Flop” marshmallow T-shirt and black leggings in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
She kept her eyes downcast and looked slightly strained as she stepped out wearing a green Sweet Pickle Books hat that occasionally covered her eyes.
Embraced in controversy: Olivia Wilde has been pictured for the first time after alleged tensions were exposed on the set of her upcoming psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling
Also clad in a pair of black leggings, the Booksmart director showed a hint of her slender stomach.
She carried a gray shopping bag on her arm, her keys and wore her sandy blonde hair in natural waves.
At one point, she combed her hair back into a ponytail.
The Drinking Buddies actress completed the sporty look with a pair of black trainers.
What a reward; what a treat! Wilde wore a white cropped ‘flop’ marshmallow shirt and black leggings
Olivia and her upcoming film Don’t Worry Darling have been making headlines lately with reports of tensions involving star Florence Pugh and controversial reports of how Shia LaBeouf left the film.
Shia, who was originally cast to play Harry Styles, recently publicly denied claims by Olivia that he was fired from her film Don’t Worry Darling because of his “combative energy.”
The actor instead insisted that he end the project.
To back up his claims, a video of Wilde was posted online on Friday, clearly showing the director asking LaBeouf to stay on with the project, and hinting at tensions with his potential co-star Florence, saying, that his departure would be a “watch”. Call Miss Flo.’
Svelte: Wilde gave a glimpse of her abs in her cropped top
Last week, Wilde gave Variety an interview in which she said LaBeouf’s trial was “not conducive to the ethos I demand in my productions” after the role was eventually recast with now-boyfriend Harry Styles.
Styles, 28, plays the character Jack alongside lead actress Florence, who is said to have had some “tensions” with LaBeouf.
However, LaBeouf has now presented alleged evidence disproving Wilde’s claims, including an email he sent to the director and a video she sent him, later leaked online, proving him leaving the film Has.
LaBeouf claims he “left the film due to lack of rehearsal time” on August 17, 2020 and forwarded two emails to Variety that he allegedly recently sent to Wilde.
Page-turner: The Booksmart director wore a green Sweet Pickle Books cap
In his messages to Wilde, LaBeouf says, “You and I both understand the reasons for my exit. I left your film because your actors and I could not find time to rehearse.’
In the email, he references his difficult relationship with FKA Twigs and also spoke about his daughter Isabel, whom he shares with his partner Mia Goth.
Some studio sources have told the publication that LaBeouf was fired, while another said it was due to a “collective realization that LaBeouf’s acting style doesn’t sit well with Wilde’s approach as a director.”
Variety reports that LaBeouf sent the publication screenshots of his conversations with Wilde, who claim they met in person to discuss his exit from the project.
Drama: Olivia and her upcoming film Don’t Worry Darling have been making headlines lately with reports of tensions involving star Florence Pugh and controversial reports of how Shia LaBeouf left the film
In the email to Wilde, LaBeouf acknowledges his relationship with Twigs, where he writes, “My faults with Twigs are fundamental and real, but they do not correspond to the account that was presented.”
Twigs – real name Tahliah Debrett Barnett – accused LaBeouf in a lawsuit of knowingly giving her an STD and also accused him of “relentless abuse,” including sexual violence, physical harm and infliction of emotional distress. He has denied the claims.
It also comes as TheWrap reported on Friday that Florence will only be doing a bulk of the press to promote Olivia’s second feature film as director, suggesting the British star is distanced from the film.
“Florence was in Budapest filming Dune 2 and before [Christopher Nolan’s] Oppenheimer,” Pugh’s rep told the publication, adding, “She will be in Venice for the premiere after a night shoot in Budapest.”
Love life: Olivia made headlines with Harry Styles in January 2021 when they were photographed holding hands at his manager’s wedding
The report adds that as things stand, the Venice Film Festival will be the only red carpet and press conference Pugh is expected to attend.
“She’s going to greet us from the set of Dune because she’s not in charge of press,” a New Line Cinema executive added to The Wrap.
Florence is said to have been unhappy with her Don’t Worry Darling co-star and director Olivia because of the beginning of her relationship with Harry.
Harry and Florence play a married couple in the sexually charged film, which tells the story of a 1950s housewife living with her husband in a utopian experimental community. Olivia appears as a character named Bunny.
Controversial reports: Wilde recently claimed she fired Don’t Worry Darling’s Shia LaBeouf, but the actor insists he actually quit; pictured 2020
Olivia was previously engaged to Jason Sudeikis since 2012 and they share children Otis, eight, and Daisy, five.
However, there is some confusion over the schedules as it was believed Olivia and the Ted Lasso star split in November 2020.
Olivia made headlines with Harry in January 2021 when they were photographed holding hands at his manager’s wedding.
Although it has never been confirmed that Olivia and Harry’s romance began while she was still engaged to Jason, Page Six has reported that Florence fell out with Olivia over the pairing.
Recast: Harry Styles eventually took over the role originally cast by Shia
A source told the site: “Flo when he saw Olivia and Harry all over each other on set didn’t go over well as Olivia was still with Jason when she first met Harry.”
At the time, sources claimed the relationship with Harry was the main reason for the split.
A source told the site that Harry’s affair has been going on for a month, leaving Jason distraught.
The insider added this week, “Jason and the kids visited Olivia on set a couple of times in the beginning, so I think that made people feel a little uncomfortable.”
Upcoming: The film, which also stars Chris Pine, will be released on September 23
MailOnline has reached out to a spokesperson for Olivia, Harry and Jason for comment at the time of original publication.
Fans have noted that Florence has not given Olivia credit for directing the project.
She reportedly failed to “like” a post where Wilde released the full official trailer for Don’t Worry Darling last month.
But Olivia shared a picture of Pugh and wrote: “Watching this woman work was such a bloody thrill! I can’t wait to show you more. @florencepugh @dontworrydarling.’
The way they were: Olivia had previously been engaged to Jason Sudeikis since 2012 and they share children Otis, eight, and Daisy, five; pictured 2019
Florence didn’t respond but released a trailer for another new project, Oppenheimer, on the same day.
One fan wrote: “The way Florence Pugh has yet to post don’t worry darling although there are two trailers for it and yet she will post about every single other project she is doing right now like this, what Olivia Wilde did ????’
However, a source told Page Six that Florence was scheduled to post about Oppenheimer that day for a reason and that it had nothing to do with a reply to Olivia
Olivia and Harry will soon be walking the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival for the world premiere of the new film and no doubt all eyes will be on them.
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