Florence Pugh has severely limited her promotional press for upcoming feminist thriller “Don’t Worry Darling,” prompting speculation that she and director and co-star Olivia Wilde are out.
TheWrap spoke to three executives associated with the film, as well as a person with knowledge of Pugh’s involvement, who declined to confirm further press plans for the actress beyond attending the Venice Film Festival for the film’s premiere and red carpet. Set of “Dune: Part Two” by Denis Villeneuve.
Pugh is in Budapest filming “Dune: Part Two” and before that Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer.” According to a person with knowledge of the situation, she will be in Venice for the premiere straight from the night shoot in Budapest and then return to film.
But the Venice Film Festival red carpet and press conference expected to extend Pugh’s traditional press duties on the film. “She’s going to greet us from the set of ‘Dune’ because she’s not doing press,” a studio executive said.
According to Exec, 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 planned for it.
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The limited plans suggest that the controversy between her and the film’s director Olivia Wilde over Wilde’s relationship with co-star Harry Styles may have validity, which social media users tried their best to conclude by comparing the women’s social media posts. A representative for New Line and Pugh declined to comment.
In late July, Page Six published a report claiming that anonymous sources revealed that Pugh was unhappy with Wilde and Styles’ relationship, which began on the set of “Don’t Worry Darling”, with Wilde still in a relationship with Jason Sudeikis, who was visiting their two children. brought
As of this writing, neither Pugh nor Wilde have directly addressed the rumors surrounding their working relationship. In a Variety profile of Wilde, both declined to comment on the matter, and Pugh declined to be interviewed for the story, citing the production schedule for “Dune 2,” although Wilde praised Pugh’s performance in the film and Styles answered questions over email while on tour. .
When Wilde posted a behind-the-scenes photo on Instagram of himself watching Pug work through the monitors – describing the experience as “such a thrill!” It is said that – Fans pointed out that Pugh didn’t share anything about the film in return. On the day the new trailer for “Don’t Worry Darling” dropped, Pugh instead shared a poster for “Oppenheimer” on her Instagram story.
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Fans quickly began questioning why Pugh had posted so little about the film. From September 13, 2021, when the actress shared the first teaser of “Don’t Worry Darling”, she captioned it “See you next year”.
Puig has done a few interviews related to “Don’t Worry Darling,” such as her recent Harper’s Bazaar cover, but the actress still hasn’t addressed Wilde by name and admitted she hasn’t seen the movie yet.
what a leg is That said, in any conversation about her film, she doesn’t want to “reduce” things to her sex scenes with style. “That’s not why we do it. It’s not why I’m in this industry,” Pugh told Harper’s Bazaar. “Obviously, the nature of hiring the most famous pop star in the world, you’re going to have that conversation. That’s not the reason I’m going to discuss [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.