The organizers of CinemaCon have said they will take a closer look at security after Olivia Wilde was served papers in the middle of her presentation at the event.
The surprising moment when Wilde was unexpectedly handed out custody documents in front of the crowd was widely shared on social media.
Head of CinemaCon, told Mitch Neuhauser The Hollywood Reporter: “To protect the integrity of our study partners and talent, we will re-evaluate our security protocols.”
Neuhauser, who is also the executive director of the National Association of Theater Owners, stressed that “never in the history of the event” has CinemaCon had such an incident where a star was accidentally contacted on stage.
Wilde presented the trailer for his upcoming film Just calm down darling at the Las Vegas Film Convention on Tuesday (April 26) when an unidentified woman approached the scene to hand her a manila envelope.
“This is for me?” Wilde asked the woman before opening the envelope, which was marked “Personal and Confidential.”
The person who provided the Wilde documents was reportedly approved by CinemaCon. Vulture reporter Chris Lee tweeted that a “well-placed source” at CinemaCon claimed that “the one who served [Wilde] the documents had all the correct credentials in place, including the Covid wax bracelet and the ID cord “that participants must wear.
While spectators initially thought the envelope contained a film script, it was later reported that the contents were in fact custody documents from her former partner, Ted Lasso creator Jason Sudeikis.
It has a source since told Variety that Sudeikis “would never tolerate” providing the legal documents to Wilde in such an “inappropriate manner.”
The source added: “Mr Sudeikis had no prior knowledge of the time or place where the envelope would have been delivered as this would be solely up to the process service company involved and he would never accept that she was served in such an inappropriate manner. “
The independent has contacted representatives of Wilde and Sudeikis for a comment.
Wilde and Sudeikis ended their relationship in November 2020 after a seven-year engagement. The couple share two children, Otis at seven and Daisy at four.