Olivia Wilde is making it clear that she won't stand for people being jerks on the set of her films! As People shares, Wilde had a conversation with Emerald Fennell for the newest installment of Variety's "Director on Director" series, where she talked about the ground rule she abides by while directing.
Wilde explains why she has a "no ass----- policy"
Wilde shared that on all of her projects, she enforces one specific policy. "The no ass----- policy, it puts everybody on the same level," she explained. "I also noticed as an actress for years how the hierarchy of the set separated the actors from the crew in this very strange way that serves no one."
She went on to share what led to her establishing the rule, saying it came about before she directed her first movie, Booksmart. "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," Wilde explained.
Wilde fired Shia LaBeouf because of his behaviour
Wilde takes her rule seriously, and even fired an actor who didn't follow her expectations! As Variety has confirmed, Shia LaBeouf was let go from Wilde's current project— the thriller Don't Worry Darling— because of his attitude on set. According to the outlet, LaBeouf "exhibited poor behavior and his style clashed with the cast and crew."
As a result, LaBeouf was replaced by Harry Styles to headline the film alongside Florence Pugh. And while there's no official confirmation yet, it's been rumoured that Wilde is dating Styles after the two were spotted holding hands last month. Wilde has also been tapped to direct a female-led superhero movie for Marvel, which many have speculated to be "Spider-Woman"!