Olivia Wilde was joined by a familiar face in don’t worry baby — her daughter, Daisy!
“[That] is my real daughter, that’s Daisy and she was very good at playing my daughter,” Wilde, 38, gushed during a performance on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at The late show with Stephen Colbert. “She was amazing.”
The New York native, who also directed and produced the psychological thriller, will star as housewife Bunny in the film. “I was a little meaner to her in the movie than I would normally talk to her,” admitted Wilde as host Stephen Colbert. “It was like the drunken, fifties version of me, I guess.”
Despite yelling at the 5-year-old – who Wilde shares with ex-fiancé Jason Sudeikisnext to 8-year-old son Otis — to stay focused, the OC alum really liked that her little girl watched her work.
“It was really great to have her there,” Wilde said on Wednesday. “I think it’s really great that she saw me in that light, like, I was like, ‘Oh well, somehow subconsciously this seeps in that her mom is in charge and supported by this amazing crew.'”
While Wilde and the 47-year-old Ted Lasso star called off their engagement in November 2020, they remained committed to co-parenting Otis and Daisy.
“There is nothing more important to me,” says the… House alum told Vanity Fair in a profile published earlier this month. “I love driving to school every morning. I like to bake pancakes. I love putting them to bed every night. They are my best friends. … We almost find more strength in protecting others than in protecting ourselves. I think I can withstand all the bullshit because I protect them.”
After years of raising Otis and Daisy together, their child custody arrangement made headlines in April when the… smart book director was presented with court documents during her CinemaCon presentation of Don’t worry sweetie. While a source at the time confirmed that the Saturday Night Live Alum had no idea when the paperwork would be delivered to his ex-fiancée, Wilde considered his actions a public attack.
“The only people who suffered were my children, because they have to see that, and they should never know that happened,” the actress said. Variety in Sept. “For me it was horrible, but the victims were an 8 and 5 year old, and that’s really sad. I chose to become an actress. I willingly walked into the spotlight. But it’s not something my kids asked for. And if my children are dragged into it, it is very painful.”
Sudeikis, for his part, noted in his August court records that he did not want the trial server to deliver the documents to Wilde when Otis and Daisy were present.
“I didn’t want the service to take place at Olivia’s current partner’s house because Otis and Daisy may be attending,” the Kansas resident wrote, referring to Wilde’s friend, Harry Styles. “I didn’t want the service to take place at the children’s school, because then there could be parents. … I understand that the process server had just done its job; however, I deeply regret what happened. Olivia’s speech was an important event for Olivia, both professionally and personally, and I am very, very sorry that the incident marred her special moment.”