Florence Pugh was seen not making any interaction with Olivia Wilde at the premiere of Don’t Worry Darling.
Don’t Worry Darling director Olivia Wilde seemingly dodged a question about her rumored feud with her lead actress Florence Pugh during the press conference at Venice Film Festival.
According to Variety, when asked at a Venice press conference whether Wilde can “clear the air” about the alleged falling out with Pugh, the director said, “Florence is a force. We are so grateful she’s able to make it tonight [for the red carpet] despite being in production on Dune. I know, as a director, how disruptive it is to lose an actor even for a day, so I’m very grateful to her, and to [Dune director Denis Villeneuve] for helping us.”
“And we’ll get to celebrate her work tonight. I can’t say how honoured, I am to have her as our lead. She’s amazing. As for all the endless tabloid gossip and all the noise out there, the Internet feeds itself. I don’t feel the need to contribute; I think it’s sufficiently well-nourished,” said Wilde. Previously, it was reported that Pugh will reportedly sit out of the upcoming psychological film’s press conference in Venice Film Festival after the film premieres.
As the report notes, the festival said that the actor’s flight to Venice from Budapest, Hungary — where she is currently on the set of the Dune sequel — was arriving only after the press conference, giving her time to walk the red carpet, but not to speak to media. Pugh is currently in the middle of production on Dune 2, a massive blockbuster and is expected to go straight back after her Venice obligations.
Starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Gemma Chan, Olivia Wilde and Chris Pine, Don’t Worry Darling hits theaters on September 23.