After “Transformers” star Shia Labeouf was rumored to be dropped from “Don’t Worry Darling,” director Olivia Wilde revealed the true reason for the actor’s replacement.
The anticipation for “Don’t Worry, Darling” has been building since the film’s production began in 2020. Shia Labeouf was originally cast in the role of Jack before being replaced by Harry Styles. According to Deadline, the decision was made due to scheduling conflicts, but some sources claim that the actor from “Disturbia” was fired due to “poor behavior.”
Olivia Wilde, the director of “Booksmart,” recently spoke with Variety about her decision to recast the 36-year-old actor. Labeouf was fired during the early stages of the film’s production in 2020.
“He has a process that, in some ways, seems to require a combative energy, and I don’t personally believe that is conducive to the best performances. I believe that creating a safe, trusting environment is the best way to get people to do their best work. Ultimately, my responsibility is to the production and to the cast to protect them. That was my job.”
“Don’t Worry Darling” is a psychological thriller that stars Florence Pugh as Alice and Harry Styles as Jack, a married couple who appear to be happy and normal. One of the factors she had to consider, according to the actress filmmaker, was safety.
“But for our film, what we really needed was an energy that was incredibly supportive. Particularly with a movie like this, I knew that I was going to be asking Florence to be in very vulnerable situations, and my priority was making her feel safe and making her feel supported.”
The news comes as no surprise to fans, as the “Honeyboy” screenwriter has been embroiled in a legal battle with his ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs for sexual battery and assault.
The 36-year-old actor, on the other hand, denied “every allegation” in his ex-lawsuit. girlfriend’s The only comment he had made about the allegations was an apology via email to the New York Times.
Since his admission to court-ordered rehabilitation for disorderly conduct and childhood trauma, the actor has been the subject of contentious headlines. In 2014, LaBeouf sought treatment for alcoholism.
On April 17, 2023, Labeouf’s trial date with ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs will begin.