‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Stars Wrestle With Harry Styles In The Movie’s Latest Drama


Critics have largely panned do not worry Darling, but the film has captivated the world thanks to its endless stream of behind-the-scenes drama. And on Friday – the day of the long-awaited release – the news broke about an alleged “screaming match” on the set.

Vulture reported Friday that the verbal brawl in question took place between director Olivia Wilde and actress Florence Pugh in January 2021. It is said to have stemmed from Wilde’s relationship with her film’s lead actor, Harry Styles.

The route Vulture tells it, Pugh was sick of Wilde’s “frequent unexplained absences” on set.

“Olivia and Harry would just disappear,” an anonymous source said Vulture. Eventually, the tension between Wilde and Pugh culminated in a full-blown ‘screaming contest’.

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Here, Florence Pugh poses for photos at a film festival in Venice, Italy, on September 5, 2022. The actress reportedly got a “screaming match” with director Olivia Wilde on the set of “Don’t Worry Darling.”
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In July, Page six reported that Wilde and Styles’ alleged illicit affair had upset Pugh.

But the beef reportedly goes deeper than that.

Wilde had previously claimed she took actor Shia LaBeouf out of the film to make sure her lead actress felt “supported” and “safe.” But LaBeouf then pushed back and said: Variety that he would quit the film instead.

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LaBeouf also sent the outlet a video message in which Wilde asked him to stay in the role. In it, she says, “I think this might be a bit of a wake-up call for Miss Flo,” which some observers have read as an insult to Pugh.

The don’t worry baby actress has also reportedly refrained from attending multiple events related to the film.

Some social media users responded with light-hearted quips to the Vulture tweet from a reporter about the couple’s “screaming match”.

“I still don’t know anything about this movie, except that everyone involved is mad at everyone,” author Mikki Kendall wrote in a quote tweet.

Respond Vulture’s tweet about the article, user @cswood wrote: “and what happened then?” along with a gif of a wide-eyed woman eating popcorn.

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Still, other users argued that the fact that the alleged battle made news at all is rooted in sexism.

“Being like a *screaming contest* on set is unusual, new or unique… they’re not. Especially from MEN,” Twitter user @kdDesertRed replied partially to the exhaust.

Despite receiving constant bad press about infighting among the cast, don’t worry baby‘s executives were apparently not happy with the way Wilde carried out promotional tasks, Vulture reported.

“Olivia is either an insane genius who has come up with a way to make people more aware of the film in a way that just drives up the box office,” said a source. Vulture“or she doesn’t have any self-consciousness that she’s ruining her movie.”

News week contacted Wilde and Pugh representatives for comment.


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