Olivia Wilde’s “Don’t Worry Darling” lastly opens in theaters this week after a seemingly infinite press tour that has led many to marvel if the numerous tales about Shia LaBeouf and alleged spittings would kill the movie’s field workplace prospects. The drama relating to Wilde and her relationships with stars Florence Pugh and Harry Styles has dominated protection of the movie in latest months, considerably overshadowing the content material of the movie itself.
But to this point, a lot of the drama surrounding the movie has basically amounted to followers connecting their very own dots. Pugh has been conspicuously absent from the press tour, however she has a handy excuse within the type of her obligations to “Dune: Part Two,” which is presently filming in Budapest. Theories in regards to the nature of Pugh’s feud with Wilde, and whether or not or not it was a results of Wilde’s relationship with Styles, are nonetheless simply theories. The movie’s cinematographer Matthew Libatique even described the setting on set as “harmonious.”
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But a brand new report from Vulture affords extra element on the behind-the-scenes drama that has plagued “Don’t Worry Darling,” alleging that Pugh and Wilde engaged in a “screaming match” on set in January 2021. Pugh was reportedly pissed off by Wilde’s frequent disappearances with Styles (who she started a romantic relationship with quickly after casting him), in addition to the couple’s determination to attend a high-profile wedding ceremony regardless of steadily lecturing the solid and crew about COVID protocols.
In addition to the non-public drama, there have been additionally artistic variations on set. IndieWire has reached out to Warner Bros. for remark.
“Florence would give input on how she thought the next scene should be shot when Olivia wasn’t there,” the story’s writer, Chris Lee, revealed on Twitter, “She was like, ‘I’m directing this film greater than you’re!’ That was yelled at one level and folks heard it. That unfold throughout in a short time.”
That frayed relationship between the two actresses eventually forced high-ranking studio brass to intervene. According to the report, “the acrimony between Wilde and Pugh allegedly reached all the way to the top of the studio totem pole, with the highest-ranking Warner Bros. executive at the time, Toby Emmerich, forced to play referee in a ‘long negotiation process’ to ensure Pugh would participate in the film’s life cycle.” (Pugh ultimately appeared in Venice for the film’s world premiere, though she missed the press conference due to her travel schedule and did not attend the film’s New York premiere.)
“Don’t Worry Darling” is now playing in theaters.
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