Shia LaBeouf Claims He Actually Quit ‘Don’t Worry Darling’—But Can We Believe Him?
After Don’t worry, baby manager wilderness open about fired Shia LaBeouf from her movieControversial actor has shoot back with a statement of his own. While Wilde claimed to have dropped LaBeouf from the film because of his “battle energy” on set, Labeouf has released texts, emails and videos to suggest the opposite – that he really is. give up movie.
In a recent Diversity cover story, the director spoke at length about the LaBeouf controversy. Despite initial reports that he left the project because of “schedule conflicts”, Wilde now claims she made the decision to fire LaBeouf and replace him with Harry Stylesin an attempt to become a star Florence Pugh “Feel safe” while filming.
“I say this as someone who is a huge admirer of his work,” says Wilde. “His process is not conducive to the properties I claim in my products. He has a process that, in some ways, seems to require some fighting energy, and I personally don’t believe that is in favor of the best performances. I believe that creating a safe, trusting environment is the best way to get people to do their best work. Ultimately, it’s my responsibility to produce and cast to protect them. That is my job. “
LaBeouf was fired in September 2020, and in January 2021, the artist and former girlfriend of LaBeouf FKA Twigs sued the actor for sex, assault and emotional distress. Needless to say: Actors aren’t exactly the most reliable source to look at when reading about heaps Don’t worry, baby dramatic.
However, with the array of evidence provided for Diversity, LaBeouf now says he actually quit the production himself. On top of that, the actor provided alleged communications with Wilde that allegedly demeaned her lead actress, Pugh.
On August 16, 2020, according to a message LaBeouf shared, Wilde and LaBeouf met privately to discuss his departure. Don’t worry, baby. After they departed, Wilde texted the actor, “Thanks for letting me join your thought process. I know it’s not fun. It doesn’t feel good to say no to someone, and I respect your honesty. I’m honored that you’re willing to go there with me, let me tell you a story. My heart flutters because it could be something special. I want to make it clear how much you trust me means. It’s a gift I’ll take with me. “
LaBeouf quit the next day, according to an email he sent to Wilde on August 17. Two days later, Wilde allegedly texted LaBeouf a video from her car that “indicates stress.” between Pugh and LaBeouf; However, the director still begged the actor to stay.
“I feel like I’m not ready to give up on this, and I’m heartbroken and I want to figure this out,” she said. “You know, I thought this could be a wake-up call for Miss Flo, and I wanted to know if you were ready for this scene with me, with us. If she’s really committed, if she’s really put her mind and heart into this and if you guys can make peace — and I respect your point of view, I respect your point of view. hers — but if you can do it, what do you think? Is there hope? Will you let me know? “
After Diversity story has been released — LaBeouf declined to comment until after it was published — the actor says he sent a lengthy email to Wilde, asserting that she was wrong to say she fired him me when he quit production.
“I know that you are starting your press race for [Don’t Worry Darling] and that the news of my layoff was a compelling click-through, as I am still a non-annoy and will likely remain so for the rest of my life,” he said. . “But, when it comes to my daughter, I often think of the news she will read when she becomes literate. And though I owe it, and will for the rest of my life, I owe it only to my actions.”
LaBeouf continued: “My firing never happened, Olivia. And while I fully understand the appeal of pushing that narrative down to the current social context, social currency offers. It is not the truth. So I humbly ask, as someone with an eye toward getting things right, that you edit the story as best you can. I hope this doesn’t negatively affect you and that your film succeeds in all the ways you want it to.”
Although some people were amused by the language Wilde allegedly used to describe Pugh – particularly “Miss Flo” – much of the internet voiced opposition to LaBeouf’s claims.
Finally, LaBeouf has faced controversy for more than a decade at this point — including accusations of “Pathological liar;” do it with what you’re going to do — this just makes Don’t worry, baby situation more so.
There is no shortage of drama surrounding the release Don’t worry, babyand Twitter users have made it their prerogative to exercise views on every issue at hand. Ability some beef between Pugh and Wilde; Wilde face the wrath of Jason Sudeikis at CinemaCon during a movie show; Harry Styles is currently dating Wilde; and on top of that, pre-release whispers about the film suggest it’s not very good.
But the TV series LaBeouf is, indeed, different from the aforementioned problems. While we’ve spent some time joking about “Miss Flo” and speculating about disagreements between Pugh and Wilde, like one of the tweets above, when it comes to LaBeouf, this isn’t “tea”. Nothing he said or did was worth talking about. LaBeouf is accused of being a liar and abuser, and we should remember that Wilde, Pugh, Styles, and Twigs were the real humans involved in this situation, not just tantalizing glasses.
Why, if LaBeouf has history violent and create war, especially for women, would Wilde invite him to star in her film? And why, after he was accused of being violent and aggressive on set, did she beg him to stay? There’s always the possibility that LaBeouf is lying about quite a bit of background information at this point; Wilde has yet to comment.
This and some other unknowns surround Don’t worry, baby, and the film itself hasn’t even premiered yet. The movie hits theaters on September 23.