Olivia Wilde has an important policy when directing a movie: “No morons.”
The 36-year-old actress-turned-director spoke of not tolerating bad and negative behavior on her sets. This comes after replacing Shia LaBeouf with Harry Styles in his next movie, Do not worry honey.
She first explained how “terrible advice” that another actor and director gave her caused her to create her “no jerk policy.”
“Someone, who is a very established actor and director in this industry, gave me some really terrible advice that was helpful because I knew I had to do the opposite,” Wilde told Emerald Fennell during Variety’s Series “Directors on directors”. “They said, ‘Listen, the way to get respect on a set is to have three arguments a day. Three great arguments that restore your power, remind everyone in charge, be the predator. ‘ That is the opposite of my process. And I don’t want any of that. “
“The no jerk policy puts everyone on the same level,” he explained. “I also noticed as an actress for years how the hierarchy of the set separated the actors from the crew in such a strange way that it doesn’t serve anyone. I think the actors would like to know more about ‘What’s going on there when you’re pulling My focus. What’s that lens shift? But the idea of ’Don’t bother the actors and keep them separate and don’t look at them.’ I think it makes everyone quite anxious. “
In September it was announced that Styles I was replacing Shia LaBeouf in his next film, which focuses on an unhappy housewife in the 1950s.
Reports later emerged that LaBeouf was fired from the set after clashing with the cast and crew. The news also came after his ex-girlfriend, FKA Twigs, accused him of being abusive during their relationship. FKA, whose real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett, filed a lawsuit against LaBeouf in December, charging him with “relentless abuse” that includes sexual assault, battery, and inflicting emotional distress. LaBeouf responded to her claims in emails to The New York Times, writing in part that “many of these accusations are not true.”
Meanwhile, Wilde said fashion in November he did a “happy dance” by confirming Styles’ participation in Do not worry honey after LaBeouf got out of the movie. Since then, Wilde and Styles have sparked a romance and were photographed holding hands and attending a wedding together last month.
A source recently told ET that Wilde and Styles are balancing their relationship and professional responsibilities very well. According to the source, it is important to Wilde that the atmosphere on his set is professional, collaborative and fun.
“She really does create a little community. She wasn’t kidding when she said she had zero tolerance for idiots,” the source noted, adding that the couple’s relationship was no secret on set and she wasn’t going to get in. the way you do your job.
For more information on their relationship, see below.