Florence Pugh Limits ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Press, Fueling Speculation Over Split With Olivia Wilde (Exclusive)


Florence Pugh has severely limited her promotional press for the upcoming feminist thriller “Don’t Worry Darling,” fueling speculation that she and director and co-star Olivia Wilde have broken up.

TheWrap spoke to three executives associated with the film, as well as an individual aware of Pugh’s involvement, all of whom declined to confirm further press plans for the actress beyond attending the Venice Film Festival for the premiere and red carpet of the film. the film. the set of Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune: Part Two.”

Pugh was in Budapest for the filming of “Dune: Part Two” and for the filming of Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer”. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, she will be in Venice for the live premiere of a night shot in Budapest, and then return to film.

But the Venice Film Festival red carpet and press conference are expected to be the scale of Pugh’s traditional press duties for the film. “She’ll be greeting us from the set of ‘Dune’ because she doesn’t do press,” said a studio manager.

According to the director, the studio knew that Pugh’s availability for the press tour on “Don’t Worry Darling” would be limited, as “Dune 2” is also a Warner Bros. project and is planned for that.

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The limited plans suggest speculation about a falling out between her and the film’s director, Olivia Wilde, over Wilde’s relationship with co-star Harry Styles, which social media users have been trying to get distracted by the social media posts. of the women are valid. Both New Line and a representative for Pugh declined to comment.

In late July, Page Six released a report claiming that unnamed sources revealed Pugh was unhappy with Wilde and Styles’ relationship, which reportedly began on the set of “Don’t Worry Darling,” while Wilde was still in a relationship. had with Jason Sudeikis. who visited their two children.

At the time of writing, neither Pugh nor Wilde have addressed the rumors surrounding their working relationship directly. In a Variety profile of Wilde, both declined to comment on the matter and Pugh declined to be interviewed for the story, citing the “Dune 2” production schedule, although Wilde praised Pugh’s performance in the film and Styles answered questions via email. email while he was on tour.

When Wilde posted a behind-the-scenes photo of herself watching Pugh work through the monitors, she called the experience “such a thrilling thrill!” – fans pointed out that Pugh didn’t share anything about the film in return. The day a new trailer for “Don’t Worry Darling” came out, Pugh instead shared the poster for “Oppenheimer” on her Instagram story.

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Fans soon began to wonder why Pugh had posted so little about the film. Since September 13, 2021, when the actress shared the very first teaser for “Don’t Worry Darling,” captioned a cheeky “until next year,” Pugh has only posted about the film once on her main Instagram feed.

Pugh has given a few interviews loosely associated with “Don’t Worry Darling,” such as her recent cover on Harper’s Bazaar, but even then the actress didn’t address Wilde by name, acknowledging that she hadn’t seen the film yet.

Wat Pugh has What said is that in all the conversations she has about the film, she doesn’t want things to be “reduced” to her sex scenes with Styles. “We don’t do it for that. It’s not why I’m in this business,” Pugh told Harper’s Bazaar. “Of course, the nature of hiring the most famous pop star in the world, you’re going to have conversations like that. That’s just not what I’m going to discuss because [this movie is] bigger and better than that. And the people who made it are bigger and better than that.”

Sharon Waxman contributed to this story.

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