On the heels of Olivia Wilde’s Venice Film Festival premiere, Don’t Worry Darling has been generating a lot of buzz in the entertainment industry and social media, but mostly due to its controversy. While filming Don’t Worry Darling, rumors have been circulating that Olivia Wilde and Florence Pugh were experiencing tension behind the scenes.
Following a tense, confusing, and meme-making Venice premiere, the drama finally caught the public’s attention. The age-old saying “all press is good press” holds when it comes to Warner Bros.’s box office returns once Don’t Worry Darling releases in late September, and Warner Bros. can only hope that the adage holds for this film.
A rumor about Pugh and Wilde on the set of Don’t Worry Darling for several weeks. This has been fueled partly by her apparent neglect in promoting the film. Unlike her other upcoming films like Oppenheimer and Dune: Part 2, Pugh has not shared posters or trailers on social media for Don’t Worry Darling.
The rest of the cast did not attend Pugh’s press conference after Don’t Worry Darling’s Venice Film Festival premiere. The glamorous look Florence Pugh wore was modeled by her grandmother, who attended with her. Since then, she has frequently been posting on Instagram about her grandmother and her team.
Shia LaBeouf’s departure from Don’t Worry Darling is another controversial development. The original casting for Don’t Worry Darling included Shia LaBeouf playing Jack, Wilde playing Alice, and Pugh playing a supporting role.
The movie should focus on a younger couple, so Wilde and Pugh swapped roles. According to reports, LaBeouf was fired from Don’t Worry Darling in 2020, and Harry Styles would take over the lead role.
In her interview with Variety two years after LaBeouf’s departure, Olivia Wilde revealed that her departure was due to his method of acting techniques, which, she claimed, created an unfriendly working environment.
For many months, Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles have been a source of controversy and speculation. While working on the Don’t Worry Darling movie, Wilde fell for Styles, which led to her split from long-time fiancé and Ted Lasso star Jason Sudeikis.
While shooting Don’t Worry Darling, Olivia Wilde was distracted by Harry Styles’ relationship, so Matthew Libatique stepped in and directed several scenes. Whether she split from Jason Sudeikis is unclear since Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde started dating.
Wilde and Sudeikis’ split has not been amicable, whether or not caused by Styles. As Wilde promoted Don’t Worry Darling at CinemaCon in April, Sudeikis served him custody papers. Florence Pugh’s apparent disdain for Olivia Wilde during the film press tour would be explained if reports were accurate that she sided with Jason Sudeikis.