Olivia Wilde on public serving of custody papers: ‘It was really upsetting’ | Olivia Wilde


Olivia Wilde first spoke publicly about the “cruel” rendition of custody papers during a CinemaCon presentation, calling the public ambush by a process server “extremely painful”.

In a new cover story for Variety, the 38-year-old actor and director referred to the April incident in which she was given a manila envelope from a woman in the front row at CinemaCon, which made Wilde’s presentation of her upcoming film, Don’t Make You Go. care, Darling, for theater exhibitors at an industry ticketed event. It was first reported that the envelope contained a script and then it was revealed that she contained legal papers related to her custody dispute with former partner Jason Sudeikis. Wilde and star Ted Lasso, who dated and were once engaged from 2011 to 2020, have two young children, eight and five.

Shortly after the delivery, a representative of Sudeikis said the actor was unaware that the papers would be served in such a public forum, to industry insiders at the star conference in Las Vegas. “Mr Sudeikis had no prior knowledge of the time or place the envelope would have been delivered as it would be solely up to the involved process service company and he would never condone her being served in such an inappropriate manner,” the spokesperson told Deadline. .

“It was my workplace,” Wilde told Variety of the incident, without mentioning Sudeikis. “In any other workplace it would be seen as an attack. It was really disturbing. It shouldn’t have happened. There was a massive security breach, which is really scary. The hurdles you had to jump through to enter that room with different badges, plus special Covid tests that had to be done days in advance, giving you the wristbands needed to access the event – this was something you had to think about it carefully.”

Wilde continued her presentation while holding the envelope marked “personal and confidential”.

“I hated that this mess was distracting from the work of so many different people and the studio I represented there,” she said of her introduction to Don’t Worry Darling, her first feature film after her 2019 directorial debut Booksmart. sabotaging was really mean. But I had a job to do; I am not easily distracted.”

She added: “But you know, unfortunately, it wasn’t something that surprised me at all. I mean, there’s a reason I left that relationship.”

Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis and children. Photo: Presley Ann/WireImage

A judge recently ruled in Wilde’s favor that their children live in California, not New York, as Sudeikis requested. According to Variety, Wilde, who is currently dating pop star and Don’t Worry Darling actor Harry Styles, now splits her time between LA and the UK, where she first moved a few years ago while Sudeikis was filming Ted Lasso.

“The only people who suffered were my children, because they’re going to have to see that, and they should never know that that happened,” she said. “For me it was terrible, but the victims were an eight- and five-year-old, and that’s really sad.”

“I chose to become an actress; I walked into the spotlight willingly,” she added. “But it’s not something my kids asked for. And if my children are dragged into it, it is very painful.”

Wilde also refuted reports of an alleged pay gap between Styles and Don’t Worry Darling co-star Florence Pugh, saying there was “absolutely no validity” to such claims. (The website that originally reported the alleged pay gap, Showbiz Galore, did not cite sources or support the report, which alleged that Pugh made $700,000 from Styles’ $2.5 million.)

“The absurdity of made-up clickbait and the subsequent reaction regarding a non-existent pay gap between our lead actor and supporting actors really upset me,” Wilde said. “I’m a woman who’s been in this business for over 20 years, and it’s something I’ve fought for for myself and others, especially as a director.”

Don’t Worry Darling, a 1950s thriller that also stars Wilde, will premiere this year at the Venice Film Festival.

The director revealed that she decided to postpone her upcoming third feature, Perfect, which was set to go into production this summer, in order to spend more time with her kids. “It became clear to me that this year was a time for me to be a stay-at-home mom,” she said. “It wasn’t the year for me to be on set, that’s totally all-encompassing. It was time for me to pause and dedicate myself to the kids when I have them.”

Perfect, a 1990s biopic starring Thomasin Mackenzie as Olympic gold medalist and gymnast Kerri Strug, has been reimagined to better reflect recent developments with the US Gymnastics sexual abuse scandal. It was first announced in 2020.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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