SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 08:  Shia LaBeouf arrives for the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards  held on February 8, 2020 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
TV - Movies
Shia LaBeouf
Wasn't Actually
Fired From Don't
Worry Darling
Looper has exclusively learned from multiple sources close to the situation that Shia LaBeouf was not fired from "Don't Worry Darling," as has been widely reported (including by us). The erroneous reports all stem from a recent Variety feature containing several wide-ranging quotes from an exclusive interview with director Olivia Wilde.
In an email to Looper, LaBeouf refuted Variety's account of his departure from the film, writing, "The narrative circulating is false and traducing." LeBeouf also shared text messages between himself and Wilde, depicting LeBeouf telling Wilde he needed to back out of the project, and he apologized.
LaBeouf also shared with Looper an email to Wilde in which the actor expressed confusion over the Variety piece, writing to the director, "You and I both know the reasons for my exit." LaBeouf also asked Wilde in the email to “correct the narrative as best as you can,” wishing her the movie's success.
Looper spoke with representatives from Warner Bros., who revealed that LaBeouf exited the movie during the pre-production process. Reps for the studio did not confirm Variety's stance that Wilde fired the actor, instead explaining that LaBeouf's separation from "Don't Worry Darling" was a mutual decision between all parties.