Olivia Wilde, Florence Pugh Had ‘Disagreements’ Pre-Feud Rumors

Beef behind-the scenes Olivia Wilde hasn’t been getting along with Florence PughShe is the star of her film. Don’t Worry DarlingThe premiere of, which will air on September 23rd.

“Florence and Olivia have had several disagreements personally and professionally, that’s why Florence isn’t doing any press for the movie,” a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. According to a study by The WrapThe 26-year old Little Women star’s press engagements for the film will be limited to the Venice Film Festival premiere and red carpet event.

Wilde’s first directorial project since BooksmartIt has been surrounded with drama in the lead up to the release. Interview with VarietyThe 38-year old was interviewed earlier this month. HouseAn alum squashed rumors claiming that Pugh, 26, was being paid significantly less than Harry StylesHer costar in the psychological thriller is…

“There has been a lot out there that I largely don’t pay attention to,” the New York native said. “But the absurdity of invented clickbait and subsequent reaction regarding a nonexistent pay disparity between our lead and supporting actors really upset me.”

She continued, “I’m a woman who has been in this business for over 20 years, and it’s something that I have fought for myself and others, especially being a director. There is absolutely no validity to those claims.”

Although Wilde described the film’s sex scenes as “integral,” Pugh raised eyebrows when she commented on the trailer highlighting her intimate moments with Styles, 28.


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“When it’s reduced to your sex scenes, or to watch the most famous man in the world go down on someone, it’s not why we do it,” the Fighting With My Family actress told Harper’s Bazaarearlier in the month. “It’s not why I’m in this industry. … That’s just not what I’m going to be discussing because [this movie is]It is bigger and better than this. And the people who made it are bigger and better than that.”

Fans also noticed that the Midsommar star has been largely quiet about the film on social media apart from sharing a short clip earlier this month with the caption, “Not long now! Only in theatres September 23rd.”

Talk of a rift in the relationship between the director & the Black WidowActress only grew after. Shia LaBeoufThe video Wilde sent him in August 2020 has been leaked. The filmmaker previously stated VarietyLaBeouf (36), has lost his role in Don’t Worry Darling because “his process was not conducive to the ethos I demand in my productions,” but the Transformers star slammed the comments, claiming it came down to a “lack of rehearsal time.”

The video was shared with VarietyThe Booksmart director says, “I feel like I’m not ready to give up on this yet, and I too, am heartbroken and I want to figure this out,” allegedly referring to LaBeouf’s departure from the film.

The Gaiety School of Acting alum then refers to the situation as a “bit of a wake-up-call for Miss Flo,” seemingly referencing Pugh.

She continued, “If she really commits, if she really puts her mind and heart into it at this point, and if you guys can make peace — and I respect your point of view, I respect hers — but if you guys can do it, what do you think?”

Contributing to the buzz surrounding the upcoming film is Wilde’s offscreen relationship with the “As It Was” singer. She and Styles were first spotted holding hands in January 2021, two months after she split from her fiancé Jason Sudeikis. The duo were seen together enjoying a walk in Italy in May.

“Olivia and Harry love going to Italy together,” an insider told Use of the pair’s getaway. “It’s their favorite place to unwind and reconnect as a couple. They both love the food, the people, the architecture, everything.”