Just when you think Hollywood couldn’t get any more dramatic, actress Olivia Wilde experienced an unscripted moment on stage at CinemaCon in Las Vegas when she was served legal papers from attorneys representing her former partner, actor Jason Sudeikis, in an on-going child custody dispute.
Initially believing the manila envelope labeled ‘Personal and Confidential’ was a script, Wilde opened the envelope in front of a packed auditorium where she was speaking about her upcoming Warner Bros’ movie ‘Don’t Worry Darling.’ The audience believed the interruption was part of the show, but the envelope was never referred to again during Wilde’s presentation as she continued presenting the upcoming thriller as though nothing had happened.
‘This is for me, right?’ asked Wilde, interrupted while introducing footage from her upcoming thriller ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ during Warner Bros’ presentation at CinemaCon, the annual movie theater industry gathering.
‘Very mysterious. I’m going to open it now,’ she said, opening an envelope marked ‘Personal and Confidential’ after it was slid calmly onto the stage by an unknown person.
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Attorneys for Sudeikis claim that the actor had no prior knowledge of the time or place that the envelope would have been delivered as this would solely be up to the process service company involved and he would never condone her being served in such an inappropriate manner.
Wilde and Sudeikis broke up in November 2020 after having been a couple for nine years and engaged for seven. They have two children together who are the subject of the custody battle.
Wilde’s new movie, ‘Don’t Worry Darling,’ is decribed as a twisty, erotic thriller inspired by ‘The Truman Show’ and ‘Inception.’ It also stars actor and singer Harry Styles, whom Wilde is currently dating.
We know how ugly celebrity legal battles can get. Let’s hope this one ends amicably for all involved.