Olivia Wilde opened up about much of the drama surrounding her new film "Don't Worry Darling," which has been plagued by rumors of feuds between multiple actors and Wilde herself, in an interview on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert." The director and actress addressed the viral "spitgate" incident between Harry Styles and Chris Pine, and said that questions over whether she fired actor Shia LaBeouf from the movie, or he chose to leave, was an issue of "semantics."
LaBeouf was originally set to play a leading role in "Don't Worry Darling," but Wilde in August told Variety she had fired the actor because "his process was not conducive to the ethos that I demand in my productions." LaBeouf then fired back, saying he quit the film over a lack of time to rehearse, and provided Variety with texts he exchanged with Wilde and a video that she sent to him after he had left the film, in which she appears to ask if he would be willing to come back. In the video, Wilde also appears to reference actress Florence Pugh, who plays the wife of the character LaBeouf was originally cast to play before being replaced by Harry Styles.
"You know, I think this might be a bit of a wake-up call for Miss Flo, and I want to know if you're open to giving this a shot with me, with us," Wilde said in the video, according to Variety.