While presenting at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, actor and director Olivia Wilde was promoting and discussing her new film, Don’t Worry Darling. However, reporters and audience members were left confused after she was handed an official-looking envelope mid-presentation.
According to People, while on stage, a person handed Wilde the envelope. Reporters present for the exchange say it was pretty clear Wilde had no idea what the envelope was for at first. In fact, while being handed the envelope, she questioned the person saying, “This is for me?”
She then immediately thought she was being offered an unsolicited script and opted to open the envelope on stage. As People reports, Wilde told the audience, that “she was going to open it now because it feels like it’s a script.”
After seeing what was actually inside the envelope, the actress said, “Okay, got it. Thank you.” And the mysterious envelope was never mentioned again.
Olivia Wilde Was Mysteriously Handed Papers In the Middle of a Public Presentation, Now We Know They Were From Her Ex Jason Sudeikis
Now, a source close to the situation has confirmed that Wilde was actually served legal papers during her presentation. The source told People that the legal documents were about the two children Wilde and fellow actor Jason Sudeikis share.
Wilde and Sudeikis were involved in a decades-long relationship prior to their break up in 2020. The couple was engaged for seven of those years.
“Papers were drawn up to establish jurisdiction relating to the children of Ms. Wilde and Mr. Sudeikis,” the source told People. “Mr. Sudeikis 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.”
However, a family law attorney—who has no involvement in this particular custody case—told People that it would be highly unlikely that Sudeikis didn’t know about how Wilde was going to be served. “I talked to every one of my clients to get the information on where could we serve him or her,” David Glass explained to People. “We get all that information from them.”
“And if you’re going to go to that sort of extreme length to do it publicly, to do it in an embarrassing way, I can’t see the client not knowing about it. You’re obligated as an attorney to share most things that you’re doing with your client.”
Mitch Neuhauser, a Managing Director at CinemaCon LLC, told People, that this sort of thing has never happened in the history of CinemaCon. As a result, they are going to make sure something like this never happens again.
“In light of this incident, we are re-evaluating our security procedures to ensure the safety of all of our attendees.” How the person who served the envelope gained that much access to the stage has not yet been revealed.
Interestingly enough, the movie Wilde was promoting is the movie she also stars in opposite Harry Styles, who she started dating following her break up with Sudeikis.
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