Olivia Wilde, star of “Don’t Worry, Darling,” speaks out about the “vicious” incident at CinemaCon involving her custody battle with Jason Sudeikis.
Wilde spoke onstage about her second film as a director, “Don’t Worry Darling,” at the 2022 CinemaCon. Olivia was served an envelope containing legal papers from her divorce with actor Jason Sudeikis in the middle of her speech.
In a recent interview with Variety, the actress described the attack as “really vicious” because it occurred in her “workplace” and would have ruined the opportunity to promote the film to exhibitors. Wilde, on the other hand, stated that she was “not easily distracted.”
“I hated that this nastiness distracted from the work of so many different people and the studio that I was up there representing. To try to sabotage that was really vicious. But, you know, sadly, it was not something that was entirely surprising to me. I mean, there’s a reason I left that relationship.”
Her ex-fiance Jason Sudeikis, on the other hand, claims that he had “no prior knowledge” that the legal documents would be served during her onstage talk at CinemaCon, and that the act was up to the process service company handling the documents.
While the 38-year-old actress remained unfazed by the incident onstage, she expressed concern for her children, who would have to witness the contentious event while their mother fought for custody.
The “Tron: Legacy” actress also expressed her dissatisfaction with the attack’s efforts to breach CinemaCon security.
“The hurdles that you had to jump through to get into that room with several badges, plus special COVID tests that had to be taken days in advance, which gave you wristbands that were necessary to gain access to the event – this was something that required forethought.”
The head of CinemaCon, Mitch Neuhauser, told the Hollywood Reporter that they would re-evaluate security measures following the controversial incident.
Olivia Wilde directed and co-starred in “Don’t Worry, Darling” with Florence Pugh, Gemma Chan, and Harry Styles, whom she is currently dating.