If you sense some drama here, you're absolutely right.
Olivia Wilde's 'Don't Worry Darling' has surely had quite a ride during Venice Film Festival and some time before it.
It is alleged that she and her lead actress Florence Pugh are having some bad blood, with speculations starting off with Wilde allegedly firing Shia LaBeouf to create a "safe" environment for Pugh. Then things started to get even more complicated, with LaBeouf denying being fired and leaking a video where Wilde asks him not to leave and says his departure "might be a bit of a wake-up call for Miss Flo".
Wilde denied there is any sort of a feud between her and Pugh, but the way things worked out at the Venice Film Festival has definitely fueled the fire of speculations.
First of all, Pugh was absent at the 'Don't Worry Darling' press conference, which had fans claiming that she and Wilde "fell out". However, it turned out later that Pugh couldn't make it earlier due to her flight arriving later than the press conference started. But then, when she joined the 'Don't Worry Darling' cast on the red carpet and at the ovation (which only took 4 minutes), things remained tense.
Many people and media outlets have noticed that Pugh "turned away completely" from Wilde and her other castmates, preferring to give her attention to co-star Nick Kroll. Needless to say, it quickly became a meme.
However, there are people who offer an entirely different angle – mainly via the videos that have not become as viral as those of Pugh allegedly "ignoring" Wilde and Styles.
While Wilde has said several times that her "feud" with Pugh is nothing short of an "invented clickbait", the actress herself remains tight-lipped about the alleged bad blood with the director.
Pugh is joined by Harry Styles, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, and Nick Kroll in the cast of 'Don't Worry Darling'. The psychological thriller is set to be released in the United States on September 23, 2022.