Olivia Wilde and Florence Pugh ‘got into a screaming match’ on the set of Don’t Worry Darling… as the director reportedly kept sneaking out with Harry Styles
Olivia Wilde and Florence Pugh allegedly got into a “screaming match” while filming Don’t Worry Darling, as the director would often disappear with her boyfriend Harry Styles, a report claims.
Despite Wilde, 38, previously denying any animosity between herself and Pugh, 26, a new bombshell report suggests otherwise, with sources telling Vulture that tensions between the two stars on set were reaching fever pitch.
“Olivia and Harry would just disappear,” an insider told the outlet.
The Booksmart director and Styles, 28, first bonded romantically in January 2021, after getting close on the set of Don’t Worry Darling in September 2020.
Oliva Wilde and Florence Pugh ‘got a screaming match’ on the set of Don’t Worry Darling… while the director reportedly kept sneaking out with Harry Styles
According to an unnamed insider in the film, Pugh and Wilde got into an argument over Wild’s “frequent, inexplicable absence” from the set, resulting in a “screaming contest” between the two women.
The apparent feud between them came to light last month when Wilde called Pugh “Miss Flo” and said she needed a “wake-up call” during the film’s rehearsal period, in a leaked video for actor Shia LaBeouf.
The report even claims that the feud between the pair got so bad that it was taken to the top executive of Warner Bros. at the time – Toby Emmerich – who must play the peacemaker.
Awkward: Olivia Wilde and Florence Pugh are said to have had a ‘screaming contest’ with each other while filming Don’t Worry Darling (Pictured in the film)
Emmerich is said to have facilitated a “long negotiation process” to ensure that Pugh would stay with the project after the film was wrapped and ensure she would be around to promote it.
As previously reported, Pugh has stepped back considerably from her promotion duties for the film, which showed during its Venice premiere, but little else — recently skipping the New York premiere, an odd move for the lead actress.
They also did little to dispel the drama in Venice, as it appears that the attendants went to great lengths to keep both actresses apart during the photo shoot for the event.
Kept Apart: Olivia can be seen at the film’s premiere in Venice, but appeared to have no public interaction with her protagonist Florence (pictured behind her with Gemma Chan)