Olivia Wilde reveals she based Chris Pine’s villain role in Don’t Worry Darling on ‘insane’ psychologist and incel ‘hero’ Jordan Peterson

Olivia Wilde has made a startling revelation about the inspiration for Chris Pine’s ‘terrifying’ character, Frank, in the upcoming film Don’t Worry Darling. 

Olivia has confessed that the charismatic leader of the utopian desert community where the thriller takes place is based on the controversial Canadian psychologist and author Jordan Peterson.

The director’s current beau, Harry Styles, 28,  and Florence Pugh, 26, star as a young Fifties couple whose idyllic lives are overturned when Florence’s Alice uncovers her husband’s dark secret when one of the neighborhood housewives goes missing.

Inspiration: Olivia Wilde, 38, has made a startling revelation about the inspiration for Chris Pine's 'terrifying' character, Frank, in the upcoming film  Don't Worry Darling/Pictured April 2022  Los Angeles

Inspiration: Olivia Wilde, 38, has made a startling revelation about the inspiration for Chris Pine’s ‘terrifying’ character, Frank, in the upcoming film  Don’t Worry Darling/Pictured April 2022  Los Angeles

In a conversation with fellow actor and director Maggie Gyllenhaal, 44, for Interview Magazine, the Independent Spirit Award winner explained how she crafted the character.  

‘We based that character on this insane man, Jordan Peterson, who is this pseudo-intellectual hero to the incel community.’

The Life Itself star then explained the incels as a community of ‘disenfranchised, mostly white men, who believe they are entitled to sex from women.’

Incel: Olivia explained Chris's character Frank saying, 'We based that character on this insane man, Jordan Peterson, who is this pseudo-intellectual hero to the incel community'

Incel: Olivia explained Chris's character Frank saying, 'We based that character on this insane man, Jordan Peterson, who is this pseudo-intellectual hero to the incel community'

Incel: Olivia explained Chris’s character Frank saying, ‘We based that character on this insane man, Jordan Peterson, who is this pseudo-intellectual hero to the incel community’

‘They believe that society has now robbed them,’ she continued, ‘that the idea of feminism is working against nature, and that we must be put back into the correct place.’

The psychologist is well-known for a YouTube series in which he bills himself as the Professor Against Political Correctness.  

‘This guy, Jordan Peterson, is someone that legitimizes certain aspects of [the incels] movement,’ asserted Olivia, ‘because he’s a former professor, he’s an author, he wears a suit, so they feel like this is a real philosophy that should be taken seriously.’

Double duty:  Olivia not only directed the film, but she also starred in the thriller

Double duty:  Olivia not only directed the film, but she also starred in the thriller

Directing: The director said she got advice from male actors who had directed themselves, but 'what I realized, once I started, was that all of these men had done this in comfortable shoes, ... I was in a f***king bustier and heels and a wig'

Directing: The director said she got advice from male actors who had directed themselves, but ‘what I realized, once I started, was that all of these men had done this in comfortable shoes, … I was in a f***king bustier and heels and a wig’

When it came to directing and acting in the film, Olivia said she checked with some friends for advice. and they said, ‘Oh, it’s so great.’ 

‘But what I realized, once I started, was that all of these men had done this in comfortable shoes, and I swear part of it is that I was in a f***king bustier and heels and a wig. They were coming at me doing these necessary but frustrating touch-ups at every second, and I was like, “I need to be at the monitor, I need to be in charge.” I found that to be really hard.’ 

Don’t Worry Darling opens in theaters September 23.

Release date: Don't Worry Darling opens in theaters September 23

Release date: Don’t Worry Darling opens in theaters September 23

Advertisement



Source link

Originally posted 2022-09-03 18:18:42.