Who needs to watch Olivia Wilde’s “Don’t Worry, Darling” when the gossip from behind the scenes keeps getting funnier?
The latest news comes from Vulture is that the movie will do well at the box office this weekend.
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A source who reportedly spent much time on the “Darling” set told the outlet that director Wilde and star Florence Pugh got into a big fight or even a “screaming match.”
Representatives for Wilde and Pugh did not answer The Times’ requests for comment right away on Friday.
Pugh was reportedly upset by the “Booksmart” director’s and co-star Harry Styles’s frequent absences from the set. Soon after the show started in the fall of 2020, Wilde and Styles began dating. The source told Vulture that Olivia and Harry would go away.
During an appearance on Stephen Colbert’s late-night show this week, Wilde dodged questions about a feud with Pugh by changing the subject to whether Styles spat on co-star Chris Pine. She told Colbert that she had “nothing but respect for Florence’s talent” and that she didn’t have anything against her.
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On the other hand, earlier talk about Styles was much more glowing.”I did a little victory dance when we heard that Harry was officially in the movie,” Wilde told Vogue in late 2020 after Styles had officially replaced Shia LaBeouf. “We knew that he appreciated fashion and style.” And this movie has a lot of styles. It’s very fancy and expensive, and I’m glad he’s so excited about that part of the process. Some actors don’t care.”
According to Vulture, her disagreement with Wilde went to the top of Warner Bros. At the time, Toby Emmerich was the highest-ranking executive at Warner Bros., and he had to lead a “long negotiation process” to keep Pugh on the team during the making of the movie.
Don’t worry darling promotions
He went to the premiere at the Venice Film Festival, but he skipped the press conference that went along with it. An unnamed studio executive told Vulture that the studio wasn’t happy with how Wilde promoted the movie on her own. This included how she talked about Shia LaBeouf leaving the “Don’t Worry, Darling” team.
“Either Olivia is a mad genius who figured out a way to make people more aware of the movie in a way that just drives up the box office,” a source close to the production told the outlet. “Or she doesn’t know that she’s screwing up her movie.” “Don’t Worry, Darling” is currently playing in movie theatres.