LaBeouf asserts that he chose to leave production because he didn’t feel the actors got enough time to rehearse. On August 24 cover story with diverseWilde first opened up about LaBeouf’s departure from her film.
“I say this as someone who really admires his work. His process has not been conducive to the spirit I demand in my productions. He has a process that seems to require, in some ways, combat energy, and I personally don’t think that leads to the best performances. I think creating a safe and reliable environment “It’s the best way to get people to do their job perfectly. Ultimately, it’s my responsibility to produce and to the staff to protect them,” Wilde said.
LaBeouf’s representatives refused diverseAsk for comment on the matter when contacted prior to publishing the story.
But in emails sent to diverse On August 25, LaBeouf denied being fired, instead claiming that he “left the film due to lack of training time” on August 17, 2020. The actor sent two emails he claims to have sent to Wilde on August 24 and August. 25 after the story was published. LaBeoufs wrote in the emails, “You and I know the reasons for my exit. I left your movie because your actors and I didn’t have time to rehearse.”
diverse I learned that the texts were sent before the production learned what was involved in the Shiite immersive method.
Several sources in the studio said diverse At the time of LaBeouf’s exit he was expelled from the project. But another source familiar with the situation describes the separation as a collective admission that LaBeoufs’ acting style was not appropriate for Wilde’s approach as a director. Representatives for Wilde and Warner Bros. declined. about the comment.
Send LaBeouf diverse Screenshots of the text messages he sent to Wilde in August 2020, in which he told Wilde that he would have to undo “Don’t worry baby.” He was cast as lead actor Jack, who was later recast with Harry Styles.
According to the scripts, LaBeouf and Wilde met in person in Los Angeles to discuss his exit from the film on August 16, 2020. Later that night, Wilde texted him, “Thanks for letting me participate in your thought process. I know this isn’t fun. I don’t feel Happy to say no to someone, and I respect your honesty. I am honored that you were willing to go there with me, to tell a story with you. I am frustrated because it could have been something special. I want to make it clear what it means to me that you trust me. This is a gift that I will take with me” .
LaBeouf claims he “officially” quit “Don’t Worry Baby” the next day on August 17, 2020, according to an email he sent Wilde Thursday morning.
embeds a video of diverse Which Wilde allegedly sent on August 19, 2020, two days after he claimed his resignation. In the video, Wilde drives a car and says she “isn’t ready to give up on this yet.” She also hinted at the tension between LaBeouf and Florence Pugh, who play Alice, LaBeouf’s wife and Styles Jack’s character.
“I feel like I’m not ready to give up on this yet, and I’m also sad and want to know,” she says in the video. “You know, I think this might be 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. If you really stick, if you really put her mind and heart at this point, and if you can make peace — And I respect your point of view, I respect it—but if you can do it, what do you think? Is there hope? Would you let me know?”
In another message sent at an unspecified time between August 16 and August 20, Wilde texted LaBeouf, “You don’t have to be in my movies but never doubt me. Pinky promised us. That means something in my house.”
This is LaBeouf’s email to Wilde sent on Wednesday:
I hope this finds you inspiring, purposeful, satiating, and good. I pray every night that you and your family enjoy health, happiness and all that God gives me. No kidding every night before I sleep
I have a little girl, Isabelle. She is five months old and is just beginning to develop the last half of her laugh; amazing thing. My wife Mia and I have found each other again and are traveling towards a healthy family with love and mutual respect.
I have embarked on a journey that seems compensatory and valid (a dirty word but appropriate). I am writing to you now with 627 days of sobriety and a moral compass that did not exist before my great humility which was the last year and a quarter of my life. I reached out to you a few months ago to make up for it; And I still pray that one day you can find space in your heart to forgive me for the failed collaboration we shared.
What inspired this email today is your latest diverse a story. I have been greatly honored by your words in my work. Thank you, it was a relief to read. But I am confused about the account that says I was fired. You and I know the reasons for my exit. I left your movie because your actors and I didn’t have time to rehearse. I’ve included screenshots of our text exchange that day as a reminder, and the text I sent Toby.
I know you started your journalistic career for DWD and the news of my firing is heartbreaking, because I’m still a persona non grata and may be for the rest of my life. But, speaking of my daughter, I often think of the news articles she will read when she is educated. And though I owe, and will owe for the rest of my life, I owe only for my actions.
My failures with Twigs are basic and real, but they are not the narrative given. There is a time and a place to deal with such things, and I try to deal with a delicate situation with respect for it and the truth, hence my silence. But this situation with your film and “my expulsion” will not have a history in court to deal with the facts. If lies are repeated enough in the public, they become truth. Thus, it makes it more difficult for me to crawl out of the hole I dug with my behavior, to be able to provide for my family.
My expulsion never happened, Olivia. And while I totally understand the allure of pushing that story because of the current social landscape, the social currency it brings. It’s not the truth. So I humbly ask, as an emotional person to make things right, that you correct the narrative as best you can. I hope none of this has a negative effect on you, and that your film is a success in every way you want it to.
All blessing to you,