Probably during the last few months you have heard more than one rumor about the alleged disputes during the filming of Don’t Worry DarlingAnd it is that courtesy of events such as the Venice Festival on social networks there has been more discussion about whether or not Harry Styles spat on Chris Pine (although the actor ruled out that behavior of the singer) than about the proposal of the new film directed by Olivia Wilde.
But even with the recent release of Don’t Worry Darling it would be easy to believe that all that controversy was in the past, a new article from vulture He wanted to put more background on the table for all those who are intrigued by what happened during the filming of that tape.
According to Vulture, an anonymous source who worked for a long time on the set said that during January 2021, director Olivia Wilde and Florence Pugh, who plays the film’s protagonist, had a significant fight on the set of Don’t Worry Darling.
Supposedly the reason for this dispute would have been the frequent disappearances without explanation of the director that would also have involved Harry Styles, who gives life to the partner of Pugh’s character in the film. “Olivia and Harry would just disappear,” the source noted.
Pugh in a minute would have lost patience with that situation and eventually burst into a “screaming fight” between her and the director.
The report does not detail how that incident on set was resolved, but apparently the animosity between the actress and the director reached such a point that Warner Bros became involved.
Toby Emmerich, who at the time was a top executive at Warner Bros, had to serve as arbitrator in a “long negotiation process” to ensure that Pugh would promote the film “in any way” and thus not harm the potential box office.
But, as you can deduce if you have followed the controversies of Don’t Worry Darling, that only resulted in Pugh doing minimal press and sitting out events like the Venice Film Festival press conference, as well as not actively promoting the production on his social media. Something that in the first place aroused suspicions about problems on the set.
Now, if you want to get into the even more showbiz side of all this, you also have to keep in mind that Pugh, through her ex-partner Zach Braff, was in some way linked to Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso himself and Wilde’s ex-husband. . All while Wilde would supposedly be dating (from the development of Don’t Worry Darling) with Harry Styles.
All this controversy about Don’t Worry Darling It has given much to talk about, but clearly the most important thing for Warner Bros will be the box office performance of the film. However, nothing ensures that this type of publicity is good and that Harry Styles’ fans can meet the studio’s collection ambitions, and even Warner Bros. would not be satisfied with how Wilde has promoted the film considering that, in addition to all the controversies, the director entered into crossed statements with Shia LaBeouf.
“Olivia is a crazy genius who figured out a way to make people more aware of the movie in a way that only increases the box office or has no awareness that she’s screwing up her movie.” a Vulture source indicated.
Will this be the last we know of the filming of Don’t Worry Darling? Considering that the movie has already hit theaters, that’s a possibility, but this behind the scenes looks too juicy to die immediately with the premiere of a film that alone it would not be very innovative.