“Florence is a force. We are so grateful”: Olivia Wilde Desperately Tries Saving Face After Don’t Worry Darling Drama, Says Florence Pugh Controversy is ‘Endless Tabloid Gossip’

Amidst the reported controversy between Florence Pugh and Olivia Wilde, their upcoming movie, Don’t Worry Darling has been in the news for quite some time. Not only have the leading ladies of the project been making headlines, but the male lead Harry Styles and Chris Pine also joined the party. With the ongoing promotion before the release, Olivia Wilde has been trying everything so that the movie does not get a negative PR. 

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Statement by Olivia Wilde to clear the rumors of a feud with Florence Pugh

Following the recent controversy, Olivia Wilde praised Florence Pugh in front of the media during the Venice Film Festival. To clear the rumors, the director told the media present at the press conference that, 

“Florence is a force. We are so grateful she’s able to make it tonight [for the red carpet] despite being in production on Dune. We’ll get to celebrate her work tonight. I can’t say how honored I am to have her as our lead. She’s [Florence Pugh] amazing.”

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Florence Pugh on the red carpet of the Venice Film Festival for the world premiere of Don't Worry Darling
Florence Pugh on the red carpet of the Venice Film Festival for the world premiere of Don’t Worry Darling

Florence Pugh was missing from the press conference as various tabloids were reporting on her alleged feud with Olivia Wilde. Her presence at the red carpet event reflected the awkwardness as the cast came together for the group photo. As the actress missed the media interaction, Olivia Wilde talked about the rumors of her alleged feud with Olivia Wilde as ‘endless tabloid gossip.’ She said, 

“As for all the endless tabloid gossip and all the noise out there, the internet feeds itself. I don’t feel the need to contribute; I think it’s sufficiently well-nourished.”

Controversy amongst the other stars of the Don’t Worry Darling

The Cast and Director of Don't Worry Darling at the Venice Film Festival
The cast of Don’t Worry Darling on the Red Carpet

At the same premier, Harry Styles and Chris Pine were heavily discussed on the internet. A video went viral and became the talk of the town as it showed the former One Direction singer reportedly spitting on Chris Pine. Netizens went on to claim that Harry Styles was reportedly affected by toxicity from Olivia Wilde

Chris Pine and Harry Styles
Chris Pine and Harry Styles during the premier of Don’t Worry Darling

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While the reps ended up saying that both the stars have “nothing but respect” and called the matter “a blatant attempt to create drama”. The rep also added, “There is nothing but respect between these two men and any suggestion otherwise is a blatant attempt to create drama that simply does not exist.” With just few days left for the release, the production team is trying to avoid controversies around the movie.

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Oscar Wilde’s psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling is slated to release on 23 September worldwide. 

Source: Page Six

Vivek Kumar
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Vivek Kumar is a social media manager and a content writer for AnimatedTimes. Being Photographer, he also helps in the production of interviews for animatedtimes. He is Marvel maniac and has works for leading newspaper company in India and various government organisations

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