Olivia Wilde has described it as “evil” to be served with legal papers on behalf of her former partner Jason Sudeikis while on stage at an industry event in Las Vegas.
The actor-director, 38, was served documents in a brown envelope while promoting her upcoming thriller Don’t Worry Darling at CinemaCon in April.
Wilde and Sudeikis were together from 2011 to the end of 2020 and are parents to son Otis, eight, and daughter Daisy, five.
Speaking to Variety for a cover story, Wilde mentioned the incident without naming Sudeikis.
“That’s where I work,” she said. In any other workplace, it would be considered an attack. It’s really annoying. It cannot happen. There is a huge breach of security, which is really scary.
“The hurdles that you had to overcome to get into that room with the many badges, plus the special Covid tests that had to be done days in advance, this gave you the necessary wristband to have access to the event – this is something that requires careful calculation.”
The footage shows the filmmaker looking surprised after opening the envelope.
Wilde, who is now dating former One Direction star Harry Styles, added: “I hate how this immaturity distracts from the work of so many different people and the studio I’ve represented.
“To try to sabotage that is really evil. But I have a job to do; I am not easily distracted.
“But, you know, sadly, that wasn’t a complete surprise to me. I mean, there was a reason I left that relationship.”
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Following the CinemaCon incident, a Sudeikis representative confirmed the documents related to the jurisdiction of the couple’s children, but said the actor had no prior knowledge of how they would be delivered.
His representative has been contacted for further comment.
In December, Wilde confirmed she was dating Styles, 28, and said she was “happier” than ever.
They’ve been romantically involved since she cast him in the upcoming psychological thriller, Don’t Worry, Honey, opposite British star Florence Pugh.
Wilde also used the interview to back up claims that Styles was paid more than Pugh as his female colleague, saying, “There’s absolutely no merit to those claims.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/olivia-wilde-says-being-served-custody-papers-onstage-was-vicious-behaviour-41934967.html Olivia Wilde says being served with identification on stage is ‘evil’ behavior