Olivia Wilde had a lot going for her as a director and supporting actor in her drama-filled film Don’t Worry Sweetheart.
The 38-year-old beauty spoke of the “craziness” of filming scenes with the heroine and then rushing into her director’s chair while still in costume – which would sometimes look revealing in a bikini set.
“It was crazy,” Wilde told Stephen Colbert on Wednesday.
“I’d be doing a scene in a bikini, which is a little weird, get up, hold my daughter, run to the monitor, talk to my DP, and then another producer is telling me about the COVID shutdown and all kinds of crazy stuff, and then sit down and call the action and do it’s again. It was wild.”
‘It was crazy’: Olivia Wilde admits she filmed parts of ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ in a BIKINI… as she juggled a supporting role in the film
Wilde stars as Bunny in the Stepford Wives-esque thriller, which received poor reviews but is still set to do decent numbers at the box office.
The actor and director also opened up about how she recruited her five-year-old daughter Daisy, who she shares with ex-partner Jason Sudeikis, to comeo as her character’s child in the film.
“There are a lot of funny lines where you’re yelling at your kids off camera saying, ‘Don’t do that! Don’t hit her.”
“Was it a natural way to talk to your children?” he asked.
“I was a little bit meaner in the movie than I would have been with her,” Olivia admitted. “I guess it was like a drunken 1950s version of me.”
Steven also shared a behind-the-scenes photo of Olivia in front of the camera and Daisy by her side.
“I really liked that she saw me in that light.” the proud mother admitted: “It’s as if somewhere subconsciously it seeps that her mother is guided and supported by this wonderful team.”
So: On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Wednesday (September 21), the host asked her about her parenting style. Olivia responded that her character in the movie was a little more mean than I would have been to her.
BTS: The behind-the-scenes photo shows Daisy next to her mother during a busy day of acting, directing and producing. “I really liked that she saw me in that light,” Olivia said
Tribute: When Olivia was asked about her character, Bunny, she said she modeled the 50s housewife image on her grandmother, who she described as ‘fabulous’
Olivia also revealed another family connection in the thriller. Her character, Bunny, was modeled after the actor’s grandmother, “who was a really wonderful woman who was incredibly brilliant, and she basically lived to create some sort of fairy-tale life for her family. She was a wonderful wife, a very glamorous wife.
“She was very well educated, she studied poetry, she was very well-read, but her existence was largely based on her husband. And I thought, actually, what it would be like to get into her skin, so even though I could kind of judge the lack of autonomy at the time, it also seemed like a really fabulous life, like, they played a lot. ‘
The actress said that her brothers and sisters saw the film and immediately recognized their respect for their grandmother. She thinks Grandma would approve. “I think she would be really proud of that. I think, you know, if I had told her that I was going to produce films of this magnitude, she wouldn’t have believed that it was possible. So that’s cool. ‘
Don’t Worry Darling opened on Friday, September 23.
Proud : Olivia thinks her grandmother would be proud of the movie and also amazed. “I think, you know, if I told her I was going to put on films of this magnitude, she wouldn’t believe it was possible. So that’s cool
Many hats: Olivia Wilde, 38, donned many hats while filming Don’t Worry Darling, including the mom scene. The director cast her five-year-old daughter Daisy in a cameo role