Florence Pugh hasn’t been seen doing promotional tours or interviews for her new film, “Don’t Worry Darling,” and there’s a perfectly reasonable reason for this.
However, a source told The Sun that she was supposed to conduct several interviews for the film but was turned down.
It’s not just because Pugh is in Budapest filming her next film, “Dune: Part Two.”
She also plans to skip the red carpet at the September screening of “Don’t Worry, Darling” at the Venice Film Festival.
The British actress, according to the source, is dissatisfied with the story and does not want to be drawn into celebrity feuds.
“The movie is making everyone speak for all the wrong reasons, and she doesn’t want to add to that by answering unpleasant questions.”
This comes on the heels of director and actress Olivia Wilde’s public feud with the film’s original protagonist, Shia LaBeouf, in which Pugh was dragged as “collateral damage.”
Last month, Page Six reported that Wilde and Pugh are feuding over the director’s affair with Harry Styles, who replaced LaBeouf in the film and was deemed “unprofessional” by some on the set.
According to reports, Olivia Wilde fired Shia LaBeouf due to his “combative behavior.”
The former Nickelodeon star, however, refuted Wilde’s accusations with his version of events and documentation to back it up.
In emails to Variety, LaBeouf explained his decision to leave “Don’t Worry Darling,” stating that he didn’t have time to rehearse with the ensemble.
A video of Wilde pleading with him to reconsider is also being shared on other social media platforms. “I want to work this out,” she says, referring to his disagreement with Pugh.
“I think this should serve as a wake-up call for Miss Flo.”
She finished by repeatedly asking LaBeouf if there was “hope,” pleading with him to simply inform her of his decision.
According to LaBeouf, he was never fired, and he understands the “attractiveness of promoting that tale due to the current social situation.”
“So I sincerely request that you fix the story as best you can.”
At this rate, the pre-film drama appears to be better than the actual “Don’t Worry, Darling.”