“Don’t Worry, Darling” had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, and the entire cast was in attendance – except Florence Pugh, who did not attend the press conference.
Before the premiere, director Olivia Wilde held a press conference to clear the air and respond to allegations of a feud with her co-star.
It’s question and answer time, and she was asked about rumors about her feud with Pugh.
However, due to filming commitments for “Dune 2,” the “Little Women” star missed the press conference and photocall, but she will be joining Wilde and her leading man, Harry Styles, on the red carpet for the premiere on Monday night.
Pugh was then seen leaving the press conference and flying into Venice.
Pugh was upset that the director was hooking up with the “As It Was” hitmaker while they were filming their movie, while Wilde was still in a 10-year relationship with Jason Sudeikis, according to Page Six in July.
Rumors intensified after Wilde suggested in a leaked video of the director pleading with alleged leading man Shia LaBeouf to continue working on the project that Pugh get a “wake-up call.”
The video was released shortly after LaBeouf denied the “Book Smart” director’s claim that he was fired from “Don’t Worry Darling,” with the 38-year-old encouraging the struggling actor to stay on with the project rather than leave it while also implying that problems with Pugh existed.
Olivia Wilde was asked about the reports during a press conference on Monday, according to Variety. A journalist inquired:
“Can you just clear the air and address whether there has been a falling out there and if so, why because it’s something that people are discussing?”
Unfortunately, Wilde downplayed it but did not directly respond to the question.
Instead, she answered :
“Florence is a force and we are so grateful that she is able to make it tonight despite being in production on Dune.”
Harry Styles’ girlfriend stated:
“I know as a director how disruptive it is to lose an actor even for a day, so I’m very grateful to her and Denis Villeneuve for helping us – we’re thrilled we’ll get to celebrate her work tonight.”
Wilde said she couldn’t be more honored to have the 28-year-old British actress take the lead in the film because she was “amazing” in it.
Concerning the feud rumors, Wilde slammed the “endless tabloid gossip and all the noise there,” saying she doesn’t “feel the need to contribute; I think it’s sufficiently well nourished.”
Hollywood Reporter also attempted to question Wilde about her public feud with LaBeouf, but she refused to answer.