Olivia’s recent praise of Harry and Florence comes amid controversy sparked after Shia LaBeouf He denied Olivia’s claim that she had fired the actor from the film.
Shia, who was replaced by Harry in the film, shared an email that he said he sent to Olivia to Variety who showed his side of the story.
“I am very honored by your words about my work, thank you, it felt good to read,” Shia wrote in the message, according to Variety. “However, I am a bit confused about the narrative that I was fired. You and I both know the reasons for my departure. I quit your film because your actors and I couldn’t find time to rehearse.”
He continued, “I never got fired, Olivia. And while I fully understand the appeal of pushing that story because of the current social landscape, the social currency that it brings. It’s not the truth.”
Olivia had previously told the outlet of Shia’s departure, “I really find myself wishing her health and evolution because I believe in restorative justice. But for our film, what we really needed was an energy that was incredibly supportive.”