Olivia Wilde explains the no a**holes policy she implements onset after firing Shia LaBeouf – Daily Mail

Olivia Wilde explains the no a**holes policy she implements onset after firing Shia LaBeouf – Daily Mail

Olivia Wilde is already receiving hype for her sophomore directorial effort, which is still in production.

And he actress/director is peeling back the curtain, as she opens up about her process behind the camera.

She recently explained the ‘no a**holes policy’ she implemented onset of her new film Don’t Worry Darling, which is what reportedly led to former leading man Shia LaBeouf’s firing. 

No a**holes: Olivia Wilde  recently explained the 'no a**holes policy' she implemented onset of her new film Don't Worry Darling (pictured in October, 2019)

No a**holes: Olivia Wilde  recently explained the 'no a**holes policy' she implemented onset of her new film Don't Worry Darling (pictured in October, 2019)

No a**holes: Olivia Wilde  recently explained the ‘no a**holes policy’ she implemented onset of her new film Don’t Worry Darling (pictured in October, 2019)

The chop: The policy is what reportedly led to former leading man Shia LaBeouf's firing (pictured in February, 2020)

The chop: The policy is what reportedly led to former leading man Shia LaBeouf's firing (pictured in February, 2020)

The chop: The policy is what reportedly led to former leading man Shia LaBeouf’s firing (pictured in February, 2020)

The 36-year-old told Promising Young Woman director Emerald Fennell on Variety‘s Directors on Directors: ‘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. 

‘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.’ 

She went on to explain how she finds the onset disconnect between cast and crew to be counterproductive when trying to make a movie.

Wilde said: ‘The no a**holes policy, it puts everybody on the same level. 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… 

Terrible advice: The 36-year-old told Promising Young Woman director Emerald Fennell on Variety's Directors on Directors: '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' (pictured in September, 2020)

Terrible advice: The 36-year-old told Promising Young Woman director Emerald Fennell on Variety's Directors on Directors: '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' (pictured in September, 2020)

Terrible advice: The 36-year-old told Promising Young Woman director Emerald Fennell on Variety’s Directors on Directors: ‘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’ (pictured in September, 2020)

Three big arguments: She added: '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' (pictured in May, 2019)

Three big arguments: She added: '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' (pictured in May, 2019)

Three big arguments: She added: ‘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’ (pictured in May, 2019)

Same level: Wilde went on to explain how she finds the onset disconnect between cast and crew to be counterproductive when trying to make a movie: 'The no a**holes policy, it puts everybody on the same level'

Same level: Wilde went on to explain how she finds the onset disconnect between cast and crew to be counterproductive when trying to make a movie: 'The no a**holes policy, it puts everybody on the same level'

Same level: Wilde went on to explain how she finds the onset disconnect between cast and crew to be counterproductive when trying to make a movie: ‘The no a**holes policy, it puts everybody on the same level’

‘I think actors would actually like to know more about what’s happening there when you’re pulling my focus? What is that lens change? 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.’

She recently returned to set for her movie Don’t Worry Darling, which stars Florence Pugh and Harry Styles as a 1950s married couple that becomes ensnared with a cult in their idyllic town.

It was reported in September that LaBeouf dropped out of the role due to scheduling conflicts, before being replaced by Styles.

Back to work: She recently returned to set for her movie Don't Worry Darling, which stars Florence Pugh and Harry Styles as a 1950s married couple that becomes ensnared with a cult in their idyllic town (pictured in February, 2020)

Back to work: She recently returned to set for her movie Don't Worry Darling, which stars Florence Pugh and Harry Styles as a 1950s married couple that becomes ensnared with a cult in their idyllic town (pictured in February, 2020)

Scheduling conflicts: It was reported in September that LaBeouf dropped out of the role due to scheduling conflicts, before being replaced by Styles (pictured in October, 2019)

Scheduling conflicts: It was reported in September that LaBeouf dropped out of the role due to scheduling conflicts, before being replaced by Styles (pictured in October, 2019)

Scheduling conflicts: She recently returned to set for her movie Don’t Worry Darling, which stars Florence Pugh and Harry Styles as a 1950s married couple that becomes ensnared with a cult in their idyllic town. It was reported in September that LaBeouf dropped out of the role due to scheduling conflicts, before being replaced by Styles

Clashing style: Variety later reported in December that he was actually fired from the film, as his 'off-putting' style clashed with the cast and crew, ultimately violating Wilde's 'zero a**hole policy' (pictured in November, 2019)

Clashing style: Variety later reported in December that he was actually fired from the film, as his 'off-putting' style clashed with the cast and crew, ultimately violating Wilde's 'zero a**hole policy' (pictured in November, 2019)

Clashing style: Variety later reported in December that he was actually fired from the film, as his ‘off-putting’ style clashed with the cast and crew, ultimately violating Wilde’s ‘zero a**hole policy’ (pictured in November, 2019)

Speaking up: It came as LaBeouf faced a lawsuit from ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs, detailing the assault and sexual battery she allegedly faced during their relationship to The New York Times (pictured in August, 2019)

Speaking up: It came as LaBeouf faced a lawsuit from ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs, detailing the assault and sexual battery she allegedly faced during their relationship to The New York Times (pictured in August, 2019)

Speaking up: It came as LaBeouf faced a lawsuit from ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs, detailing the assault and sexual battery she allegedly faced during their relationship to The New York Times (pictured in August, 2019)

Variety later reported in December that he was actually fired from the film, as his ‘off-putting’ style clashed with the cast and crew, ultimately violating Wilde’s ‘zero a**hole policy.’ 

A source close to the production said of the former Disney Channel star: ‘He is not an easy guy to work with.’ 

It came as LaBeouf faced a lawsuit from ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs, detailing the assault and sexual battery she allegedly faced during their relationship to The New York Times.

Wilde later showed her support for FKA, posting a screenshot of the article to her Instagram Story, writing: ‘Love, respect, and support, @fkatwigs.’      

Women supporting women: Wilde later showed her support for FKA, posting a screenshot of the article to her Instagram Story

Women supporting women: Wilde later showed her support for FKA, posting a screenshot of the article to her Instagram Story

Women supporting women: Wilde later showed her support for FKA, posting a screenshot of the article to her Instagram Story

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