Shia LaBeouf Has Responded To Being Fired From Olivia Wilde’s Film

Olivia Wilde recently explained what happened with the alleged firing of Shia LaBeouf from Don't Worry Darling, leaving Shia to now respond to the claim.

By James Brizuela | Published

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Olivia Wilde seems to be running into some tough luck with her new directorial feature, Don’t Worry Darling. While presenting the film at CinemaCon, she was rudely interrupted by a process server, who served her child custody papers in the middle of her addressing the crowd. Naturally, this led to many people wondering what type of torrid affair she had with her ex, Jason Sudeikis. Now, Variety had posted a story where Wilde spoke in detail about how she made the choice to fire Shia LaBeouf from the film. She stated “I say this as someone who is such an admirer of his work. His process was not conducive to the ethos that I demand in my productions.” Shia has since responded to this story with his own version, stating that he had quit the production.

Shia LaBeouf sent text messages to Variety, and an email that he sent to Olivia Wilde about the “narrative” that is being built around him. According to the email sent by Shia:

What inspired this email today is your latest Variety story. I am greatly honored by your words on my work; thank you, that felt good to read. I am a little confused about the narrative that I was fired, however. You and I both know the reasons for my exit. I quit your film because your actors & I couldn’t find time to rehearse. I have included as a reminder the screenshots of our text exchange on that day, and my text to Tobey

Shia LaBeouf goes into detail about his family and wishes nothing but good things happen to Olivia Wilde, but he also told her that the story is not true and she should not be telling any publication that she had to fire him. This is surely another instance that is amounting to a ton of negative publicity attached to Don’t Worry Darling. Naturally, she had no idea she would get served custody papers by her ex at the event in April, but if Shia truly quit the production, she should not have stated the opposite. Shia added in the email, “Firing me never took place, Olivia. And while I fully understand the attractiveness of pushing that story because of the current social landscape, the social currency that brings. It is not the truth.” So far, Olivia Wilde has not responded to these claims.

Shia LaBeouf has had some issues, mainly with the abuse that he was alleged to have placed upon FKA Twigs. However, the actor recently spoke about his troubles and admitted that he hurt her along with many people in his life. However, it sounds like he is completely attempting to make amends for past behaviors. The email that he sent to Olivia Wilde is also quite respectful, instead of it being the angry type since he claims being fired by her is not true.

Shia LaBeouf is making his return to acting, as he is going to be portraying a famous Catholic priest in the film, Padre Pio. The film will be Shia’s first major release since 2020 and could be the redemption that the actor needs. He has been speaking about his past troubles and being quite candid about them. Everyone deserves to be heard when they make mistakes, as long as they are willing to correct those mistakes. Shia admitting his self-destructive behavior is a huge step in the right direction, and we hope that the man can find some solace in attempting to live a good life.

We are not sure what is going to come of the relationship between Olivia Wilde and Shia LaBeouf, but we would imagine she could redact her statements, and everyone would amicably move on. Don’t Worry Darling is set to premiere on September 23rd, and everyone is quite excited about the film. The last thing that the film needs is to have more drama surrounding its release.