Last April, wilderness very excited to present her upcoming film, Don’t worry, babyfor exhibitors at CinemaCon, a ticketing industry conference.
Wilde is on stage and ready to show the first footage from her second directorial project, a psychological thriller in which she stars. Florence Pugh and Harry Styles.
Suddenly, she was give a mysterious manila envelopewas first thought to have a script inside – soon after, it was revealed that the contents of the envelope were actually custody papers from her ex-partner, Jason Sudeikis.
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At the time, Sudeikis denied having anything to do with the incident, saying he had no prior knowledge that Wilde would be served at the event.
“Documents have been drawn up to establish jurisdiction regarding the children of Ms. Wilde and Mr. Sudeikis,” a statement on behalf of Sudeikis read. “Mr Sudeikis has no prior knowledge of when or where the envelope will be delivered as it depends solely on the handling service company involved and he will never tolerate her being dumped. achieved in such an inappropriate manner.”
Now, Wilde talks about the CinemaCon crash for the first time.
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In this week Diversity she said it was “hurtful” to have her children involved in a public matter that should have been kept private. (Wilde and Sudeikis, who were in love from 2011 to 2020 and were previously engaged, share two young children, Otis, 8, and Daisy, five).
“It’s my workplace,” Wilde said, referring to the CinemaCon incident without naming Sudeikis. “In any other workplace, it would be considered an attack. It’s really sad. It can’t happen. There was a huge breach of security, which is really scary. Barriers barriers that you have to pass to get into that room with some badges, plus special COVID tests that have to be done days in advance, this gives you the wristband needed to access the event – this is something that needs to be calculated in advance.”
Wilde didn’t miss a beat when she was interrupted by the mysterious envelope, continuing with her presentation at the Las Vegas convention.
“I hate this filth that distracts from the work of so many different people and the studios I represent,” Wilde said. “To try to sabotage that is really cruel. But I have a job to do; I’m not easily distracted.”
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She added, “But you know, sadly, it wasn’t something that was completely surprising to me. I mean, there was a reason I left that relationship.”
A judge recently ruled in Wilde’s favor that California is their children’s home state; not the New York that Sudeikis petitioned for. Wilde first moved to London a few years ago with her family because that’s where Sudeikis filmed Ted Lassoand she currently splits her time between the UK and LA.
“The only ones that suffer are my kids, because they’ll have to witness it, and they never have to know it’s happened. For me, it’s horrifying, but the victims are old 8- and 5-year-olds, and that’s really sad,” said Wilde of the CinemaCon incident.
“I chose to be an actress; I’m ready to step into the limelight. But that’s not what my kids ask for. And when my kids get pulled in, it’s incredibly painful. “
In her cover story, Wilde also revealed Diversity that she’s decided to step back from her next directing project, Perfect, was originally supposed to go into production this summer. Wilde said she realized this was not the right time to be away from her children with the long hours on set that a director’s job requires.
Perfect is a biopic set in the 1990s about Olympic gold medalist Kerri Strug, who will be played by Thomasin McKenzie. The Searchlight Pictures movie was first announced in 2020.
Wilde said that the film was recently redeveloped, so that the script could be reworked to reflect all that went with the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal, which involved rows of hundreds of victims and led to courageous testimonies from Olympic athletes like Aly Raisman and Simone Biles.
The film will still be based on the ’90s, not the present day, but is being further developed to better portray the characters involved in USA Gymnastics, with all that has been included. came to light in the past few years.
As the series resumed, Wilde decided that she needed a break, too.
“It became clear to me that this year was the time for me to be a stay-at-home mom,” she said. “It’s not the year I’m on set, it’s absolutely necessary. It’s time for me to pause and focus on the kids while they’re there.”
Of her two children, Wilde said, “They are my world… They are my best friends.”
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