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Male directors won’t have to talk about set dramas

  • Olivia Wilde has said that male Hollywood directors won’t answer questions about the cast.
  • She added that if she was a man, people would ask her about her movie, not the drama that happened on the set.
  • “They are completely different standards created for women and men,” said Olivia Wilde.

Olivia Wilde said During an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” On Wednesday, her male counterparts in the industry won’t have to answer questions about the drama that happened while filming one of their films like she did during the press for Don’t Worry Baby.

“I don’t feel like my fellow directors are answering questions about the cast,” Wilde said.

Colbert said he agreed with her, even after asking her a series of behind-the-scenes questions about Don’t Worry My Love, including whether she had fired Shia LaBeouf, what happened with Spit Gate, and whether she had a feud with Florence Pio.

“These are not questions to ask the director,” Colbert admitted. “They should be talking about the movie itself, but these are the kinds of questions that have kind of consumed this movie, and I give in to an appetite asking you these questions.”

Colbert then admitted that male Hollywood directors are “absolute beasts” and “even if every rumor is about them [“Don’t Worry Darling”] She was correct, it would be very light fare compared to Alfred Hitchcock or any of the great directors we admire so much.”

Wilde said that if she had been a man, people would have been talking about the movie instead of rumours.

“They’ve been lauded for being tyrannical, can be investigated over and over again, and it still doesn’t trump conversations about their actual talent or about the films themselves,” Wilde said of Hollywood’s male directors.

“They are completely different standards created for women and men,” Wilde added. “We made a movie during a pandemic. It’s like building a house in a hurricane. So we can handle a little storm on Twitter.”

She added that it was “disappointing” to see people “marginalize us in a way that men do not”.

“Don’t Worry Baby” is out in theaters on Friday.

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