Earlier than Olivia Wilde booted Shia LaBeouf from her upcoming movie ― solely to switch him together with her present paramour, Harry Kinds ― the 2 had reportedly been making an attempt to collaborate on a music video as nicely.
The “Booksmart” director was apparently on the helm of a “brief choreographed movie” launched in October for Rainey Qualley’s single “Love Me Like You Hate Me,” which featured LaBeouf and the singer’s sister, actor Margaret Qualley.
The almost 10-minute-long music video depicts the highs and lows of a relationship way of split-screen ― together with an NSFW intercourse scene. At varied factors, each Qualley and LaBeouf, who’re rumored to be a pair in actual life, seem absolutely nude.
In an Instagram submit asserting the video’s launch, Rainey Qualley, who additionally goes Rainsford, gave a “particular thanks” to Wilde, main many to surprise how precisely she was concerned with the challenge.
A number of sources informed The Hollywood Reporter, in a chunk revealed Wednesday, that Wilde directed the video “as a favor to the sisters” after working with Margaret Qualley on the brief movie “Wake Up” final yr.
However after filming, Wilde and LaBeouf didn’t precisely see eye to eye, as he seemingly tried to take management of the ultimate edit submitting his personal minimize of the video.
“He despatched the minimize over on a gaggle e mail to which Wilde responded that she could be completely happy to have a look and would submit her minimize shortly,” The Hollywood Reporter wrote. “The response apparently didn’t sit nicely with LaBeouf who responded once more suggesting that the proper response would have been to put in writing thanks and that ‘we must always go together with this’ in reference to the one he submitted. Per a supply who noticed the e-mail, he additionally wrote: ‘Nice jazz musicians know when to not play.’”
Wilde reportedly then exited the challenge and replied, “I’m out,” after LaBeouf’s response. Her identify now not seems on the credit for the video.
At that time, Wilde had already fired LaBeouf from her upcoming thriller, “Don’t Fear Darling,” after he displayed “poor habits” in the course of the pre-production course of, in line with Selection. An unnamed supply informed Selection that he violated her long-standing “zero asshole coverage” on units.
Wilde promptly recast Kinds in LaBeouf’s position, which led to the director and the singer sparking their now much-discussed romance.
Wilde was considered one of a slew of celebrities who got here out in help of FKA twigs amid that singer’s authorized battle with LaBeouf, whom she accused of sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional misery throughout their now-ended relationship. Ever for the reason that lawsuit made headlines, LaBeouf has been on the middle of controversy: Netflix just lately scrubbed him from its awards-contention web page and promotional supplies for the buzzy drama “Items of a Lady.”
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