On the eve of Don’t worry, babythe filmmaker released in theaters wilderness working to book rumors about her movie to rest once and for all. She came over The Late Show on Wednesday, where Stephen Colbert Ask her about the reported stress with Dear star Florence Pugh, Shia LaBeouf‘S controversial exitand – naturally –Spitgate.
“The whole experience changed the way I think about the Internet,” Wilde told Colbert of the speech. “But, really, it’s kind of ironic, because all of this is really the plot of the movie. The film is about the stories we are fed and whether we choose to accept them or doubt their source. “
The director, who also starred in the film, first clarified whether LaBeouf quit or was fired. “Early on in the making of the film, as a director, I tried to mediate a situation between people to see if they could work together happily,” says Wilde. . “Once it became clear that it was not a long-term working relationship, I was given an ultimatum. I chose my actress, which I’m glad I did. At the time, I was confused that we couldn’t get it to work? Sure. Then the information about him makes me confident that we made the right decision? Sure.”
Colbert pressed Wilde to explain why she might believe LaBeouf had been fired, while he believed he had quit. “We had to replace Shia,” Wilde continued. “He’s a great actor, but it’s not going to work out. When he gave me an ultimatum – him or Florence – I chose Florence. It’s that he feels he’s walking away and I feel like we’re moving on without him,” added, “It’s a question of semantics. “
Later in the interview, Wilde brought up “one of our other weird rumors, Spitgate, that you may have heard about.” Colbert then interrupted her to ask, “Yes Harry Styles spit in Chris Pine? Why or why not? Support your answer. ‘ Wilde laughed and replied, ‘No, he didn’t. But I think it’s a perfect example of how people will search for drama wherever they can. Harry didn’t spit on Chris, in fact…” After silly speculations that Styles spat at Pine at the movie Venice Film Festival premiereboth parts deny the fact. Style even joke about it while performing at Madison Square Garden the same week.