Florence Pugh Gushed About Olivia Wilde Before ‘Don’t Worry Darling’


Florence Pugh, Olivia Wilde
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Are you not aging well? In the midst of the offscreen Don’t Worry DarlingDrama, a resurfaced video of Florence PughGushing about Olivia WildeIt is making its rounds on social networks.

26-year-old native of the United Kingdom previously complimented Wilde, 38, during Variety‘s Actors on Actors interview special with Beanie FeldsteinIn 2019.

“What was it like to work with Olivia Wilde? Because she is absolutely my love and I am so infatuated with her. Kaitlyn [Dever]Moreover, I have been watching her for the last couple of years and I think she is just incredible,” the Little Womenstar asked Feldstein, 29-year-old who worked with the director Booksmart.

The Broadway star, for her part, weighed in on a potential collaboration between Pugh and Wilde, saying, “I think you and Olivia would be so drawn to each other because she is just as fearless as you are in her own on screen and off.”

Pugh was later cast as the lead in Wilde’s upcoming movie Don’t Worry DarlingAlongside Harry Styles, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, Nick Kroll Chris Pine. The psychological thriller centers on a housewife (Pugh), who questions the utopian experimental community in which she lives with Styles.

Late last month, Pugh’s relationship with the director became a topic of conversation amid rumors of a feud. The HouseThe film was screened at the Venice International Film Festival, where the alum was able to praise the lead.

Florence Pugh Gushed About Being Totally in Love With Olivia Wilde in Resurfaced Clip Ahead of Don't Worry Darling Drama 2

Florence Pugh as Alice and Olivia Wilde as Bunny in New Line Cinema’s “Don’t Worry Darling.”
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“Florence is a force,” Wilde said at a press conference on Monday, September 5, in response to a question about a potential “falling out” between the duo after Pugh skipped the press line. “We are so grateful she’s able to make it tonight [for the red carpet] despite being in production on Dune.”

The New York native continued: “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 to [Dune director Denis Villeneuve] for helping us. And we’ll get to celebrate her work tonight. I can’t say how honored I am to have her as our lead. She’s amazing.”

Florence Pugh Gushed About Being Totally in Love With Olivia Wilde in Resurfaced Clip Ahead of Don't Worry Darling Drama 3

Olivia Wilde as Bunny and Florence Pugh as Alice in New Line Cinema’s “Don’t Worry Darling.”
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Wilde also subtly addressed the speculation of a feud, adding, “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.”

The Midsommer star, who wasn’t able to attend the press conference because she was on a flight from the Part 2: DuneSet, made an appearance at that day’s red carpet premiere.

Pugh and Wilde didn’t seem to publicly cross paths after a source exclusively told Us WeeklyIt was clear that the costars struggled with seeing eye to eye off screen. “Florence and Olivia have had several disagreements personally and professionally, that’s why Florence isn’t doing any press for the movie,” the insider shared with Us late last month.