Jason Sudeikis: ‘No prior knowledge’ about Olivia Wilde being served

Jason Sudeikis ‘had no prior knowledge’ that his former fiancée, Olivia Wilde, would be served with custody documents during his CinemaCon appearance, source says Variety.

“Documents have been drawn up to establish jurisdiction over the children of Ms. Wilde and Mr. Sudeikis,” the source said. “Mr. Sudeikis had no prior knowledge of when or where the envelope would have been delivered, as that would depend only on the processing service company involved and he would never tolerate it being served as such an inappropriate way.

On Tuesday, while Wilde was showing the trailer for his new film ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ at the Film Exhibitors Convention, a mysterious manila envelope labeled ‘personal and confidential’ was slipped to him by someone in front of the stage. . At first, onlookers thought the envelope was a script from someone trying to get the attention of the ‘Booksmart’ director – but Deadline reported Wednesday afternoon that the envelope contained custody documents from Sudeikis .

Variety spoke to several eyewitnesses who said the person who served the envelope to Wilde was accredited by CinemaCon. Representatives for Wilde did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

In response to the incident, CinemaCon said in a statement that it would “re-evaluate” its security protocols.

“To protect the integrity of our studio partners and talent, we will be reassessing our security protocols,” said NATO Director General and Head of CinemaCon Mitch Neuhauser. Variety. “We will act accordingly because it is the right thing to do. We want to do the safe and proper thing.

Wilde and Sudeikis were once engaged but ended their romantic relationship in 2020. They share two children together. Wilde is now romantically involved with pop star Harry Styles, one of the protagonists of ‘Don’t Worry Darling’.

The clip for “Don’t Worry Darling” certainly turned heads at CinemaCon, as it showed Styles and co-star Florence Pugh engaging in sex acts on a dining room table. Despite opening the envelope on stage, Wilde didn’t flinch during his presentation, continuing to tell the audience that his film is “a love letter to films that push the limits of our imagination.”

Marc Malkin contributed to this report.

Donald E. Patel