Appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday evening, Olivia Wilde answered the host’s questions that all of us wished to ask.
Promoting her upcoming movie that you might have heard tons of of instances already, in case you’ve managed to not it’s referred to as Don’t Worry, Darling, Wilde’s movie has obtained huge consideration for a lot of causes, together with alleged feuds and controversies, and the truth that it stars music’s current poster-boy heartthrob, Harry Styles, who additionally started a relationship with Wilde whereas filming.
Wilde not solely directed and produced the movie however she additionally stars in it. However, the principle star of the movie is Florence Pugh, whom it was rumored had points with Wilde. When Colbert requested Wilde about it, she merely stated, “I have only respect for Florence Pugh. I have nothing against her for any reason.”
Colbert then requested her whether or not or not Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine, referring to a second now known as “spitgate” the place Harry Styles appeared to spit on Pines on the movie’s premiere on the Venice Film Festival. Wilde commented, “Harry did not spit on Chris, in fact. He really didn’t. People can look at a video that shows evidence of someone NOT spitting on someone else and they’ll still see what they want to see.”
Wilde additionally mentioned the controversy surrounding Shia LeBeouf who, after Wilde stated she fired him, posted a video of Wilde attempting to speak him into not quitting. About the video, Wilde defined. “There were private messages released without context to try and make a situation look like something that it wasn’t.”
This prompted Colbert to ask straight, “Did you fire Shia LeBeouf?”
“We had to replace Shia. He is a fantastic actor but it wasn’t going to work. When he gave me the ultimatum of him or Florence, I chose Florence and that was him feeling he was stepping away and me feeling like we were moving on without him.”
The director additionally took time to notice the large effort concerned by everybody who labored on the movie, explaining that, due to the pandemic, it took three years to make. She added, “It was a massive team effort and there were so many of us that came together and pushed through….we’re so proud of it.”
In regards to the continued discussions and controversy surrounding the movie that Wilde known as a “Twitter storm,” she identified the irony of all of it when she talked about, “The film is about the narratives we’re fed and whether we choose to accept them.”