Following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month don’t worry darling is now open to the general public. However, much of the press surrounded Olivia Wildes book smart The follow-up wasn’t about the actual content, it was about the drama that unfolded behind the scenes during production and the advertising campaign. Among other things, it was reported that Wilde and the leading actress Florence Pugh did not get along during this time don’t worry darling filmed, and now rumors are swirling that it was reportedly a screaming match that ignited their long-rumored feud.
To provide some context, don’t worry darling also stars former One Direction member Harry Styles, with this, my cop and his guest appearance as Starfox last November eternal marks his greatest forays into acting to date. But in addition to performance in don’t worry darlingOlivia Wilde has been dating Styles since January 2021, two months after Wilde’s split ted lassos Jason Sudeikis was announced to the public and when don’t worry darling was about three quarters of the way through the main photograph. An unnamed source said to have spent a lot of time on it don’t worry darling Set told Vulture that Florence Pugh was frustrated by Wilde and Styles’ frequent disappearances from set, but the “breaking point” occurred when the actress and director (who also plays Bunny in the 2022 film) got into a “screaming match.”
According to this anonymous person, things got so bad between Florence Pugh and Olivia Wilde that Toby Emmerich, then-Chairman of Warner Bros., had to step in to mediate a “long negotiation process” to ensure Pugh stayed involved with don’t worry darling‘s life cycle “in any way” and didn’t hurt its chances of box office success when it came out. That report follows a few days after Wilde denied she had a falling out with Pugh, saying she had “nothing but respect” for the actress. Assuming the information this source has shared is correct, the alleged feud apparently got off to a rather explosive start.
As mentioned, this is just one of the many elements of the behind-the-scenes drama that surrounds don’t worry darling, with others including the circumstances surrounding Shia LaBeouf’s departure from the role Harry Styles took on, as well as Styles apparently spitting on co-star Chris Pine during the film’s TIFF premiere. But specifically regarding Wilde and Pugh, it wasn’t just the former’s relationship with Styles that was reportedly an issue. In August 2022, Pugh shared her unease about the sexualized marketing of don’t worry darling, although Wilde had said earlier in the year that the sex scenes were an integral part of the film’s narrative, and it was also reported that Pugh was paid much less than Styles. And while Pugh was present don’t worry darling‘s TIFF screening, she abstained from press work, although this was officially attributed to her being busy filming Dune: Part Two In Budapest.
Although Olivia Wilde has repeatedly claimed that she and Florence Pugh get along well, Pugh herself has not yet commented on any of these details, leaving a page of the story missing. As for don’t worry darling The film itself received a mixed reception from critics, with CinemaBlend’s Eric Eisenberg giving it a 2 out of 5 star rating in his review. You can judge the film yourself at your local cinema.