Olivia Wilde is opening up about publicly being served custody papers earlier this year at CinemaCon while promoting her upcoming film, ” Don’t Worry Darling.”
In an interview with Variety, Wilde said the incident was “really vicious.”
“It was my workplace. In any other workplace, it would be seen as an attack,” she told the outlet. “It was really upsetting. It shouldn’t have been able to happen. There was a huge breach in security, which is really scary. The hurdles that you had to jump through to get into that room with several badges, plus special COVID tests that had to be taken days in advance, which gave you wristbands that were necessary to gain access to the event – this was something that required forethought.”
“I hated that this nastiness distracted from the work of so many different people and the studio that I was up there representing. To try to sabotage that was really vicious. But I had a job to do; I’m not easily distracted.”
“But, you know, sadly, it was not something that was entirely surprising to me. I mean, there’s a reason I left that relationship,” Wilde added.
“The only people who suffered were my kids, because they’ll have to see that, and they shouldn’t ever have to know that happened. For me, it was appalling, but the victims were an 8- and 5-year-old, and that’s really sad. I chose to become an actress; I willingly walked into the spotlight. But it’s not something my children have asked for. And when my kids are dragged into it, it’s deeply painful.”
Following the CinemaCon incident, Sudeikis said he “deeply regret[s] what happened” and has reiterated that he had no control over it.
“Olivia’s talk was an important event for Olivia, both professionally and personally, and I am very, very sorry that the incident marred her special moment,” Sudeikis said in court documents.
Earlier this month, Wilde won a legal victory over Sudeikis when a judge dismissed Sudeikis’ custody petition and sided with Wilde, saying that their case can be heard in Los Angeles, which has been the home state of their children.
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