Olivia Wilde Responds to the Drama Surrounding "Don't Worry Darling"
When asked how she manages to live with the intense scrutiny, Wilde said her solution is "focusing on what’s real."
Olivia Wilde appeared as a guest on ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ on September 21, during which the 38-year-old actor-director addressed the recent controversies surrounding her film ‘Don’t Worry Darling.
’Much of the gossip includes: the circumstances in which actor Shia LaBeouf was fired and replaced by Harry Styles, the relationship between Wilde and star Florence Pugh on set, and the wave of viral photos and videos that came from the cast’s appearance at the Venice Film Festival earlier this month.
Speaking to Clarkson, Wilde dismissed the rumors and chalked up a lot of the discourse surrounding the film to implicit sexism in how male vs. women directors are evaluated.
‘I mean, am I envious of my male colleagues in the way that they seem to be able to live their lives without as much judgment? Yeah, I think about it,’ Wilde said. ‘I'm like, that must be nice to be that guy ... Everyone's just, like, applauding just every move he makes.’
‘Being a female director, there's not that many of us, not for lack of talent just for lack of opportunity. There are a lot of great young filmmakers out there that are women. So I'm, like, prepared for that,’ she said.
When asked how she manages to live with the intense scrutiny, Wilde said her solution is ‘focusing on what’s real,’ citing her kids, friends, and ‘things that make you happy.’