Actress-turned director Olivia Wilde explained why controversial actor Shia LaBeouf was replaced by Harry Styles on her upcoming film, “Don’t Worry Darling.”
LeBeouf, who was recently outed by an English ex-girlfriend as being incredibly abusive, was effectively shunted off the show for his off-screen behavior.
The 34-year-old actor, known for films such as “Fury” and “Transformers,” has a history of being violent and quick to anger, as well as a record of other questionable behavior, including claiming that he was in the military.
Between witnessing clashes between LaBeouf with fellow cast members and an alleged abuse scandal, Wilde decided the best thing to do was to cut the actor loose.
“Someone, who’s a very established actor and director in this industry, gave me really terrible advice that was helpful, because I just knew I had to do the opposite,” the 36-year-old House alum told Emerald Fennell during Variety‘s “Directors on Directors” series. “They said, ‘Listen, the way to get respect on a set, you have to have three arguments a day. Three big arguments that reinstate your power, remind everyone who’s in charge, be the predator.’ That is the opposite of my process. And I want none of that. … The no a–holes policy, it puts everybody on the same level.”
Wilde is unsure which allegations are true and which are false, but according to AOL, it appears she would rather play it safe.
Since then, she has replace LaBeouf with Harry Styles, a singer and actor who has since formed a romantic relationship with Wilde.
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