‘Don’t Worry Darling:’ Olivia Wilde and Florence Pugh Reportedly Had a “Screaming Match”

Shipments from the set of don’t worry darling Olivia Wilde‘s psychological thriller, continues to trickle in as it hits theaters nationwide – after a lively press tour that has been swamped by rumors of riots between Wilde and the star Florence Pugh.

Tensions between Wilde and Pugh reportedly escalated in January 2021, about three-quarters of the way through filming, according to a new article by Senior vulture reporter Chris Lee. An anonymous source who spent “considerable time” on set confirmed this schedule vulture and cited Pugh’s frustration with Wilde’s “frequent unexplained absences” during filming. “Olivia and Harry [Styles] would just disappear,” the source said, with the conflict culminating in a “screeching matchstick.”

Discord between Wilde and Pugh reportedly caught the attention of Tobi Emmerich, then Warner Bros.’ senior studio manager. Corresponding vultureA source’s source then put Emmerich through a “long negotiation process” to guarantee Pugh would “promote the film in some way” and not “endanger” the box office. (A spokesman for Warner Bros. told the outlet that “Emmerich was out and was unavailable for comment.” Representatives for Wilde and Pugh did not respond vultureComment requests from .)

Another sticking point don’t worry darling‘s promotion was whether original leading man Shia LaBeouf resigned or was fired from production. Multiple sources told the outlet that the studio was unhappy with Wilde’s handling of the controversy. (A source said vanity fair that Wilde had decided to fire LaBeouf but made him think he was quitting. told a person close to the production vulture“or she has no confidence that she’s screwing up her movie.” (Warner Bros. didn’t respond vultureRequest for comments.)

In addition to the explosive claims did put it in vulture‘s article, Lee shared additional unpublished details from his reporting in a series of tweets since deleted. “The attorneys for @NYMag really ripped the guts out of this story. I wish you could read my original draft,” he wrote. Of the “screaming altercation” between Wilde and Pugh, Lee tweeted: “Florence would give her opinion on how she thought the next scene should be shot if Olivia wasn’t there. She said, ‘I’m directing this movie more than you!’ That was shouted once and people heard it. Word got around very quickly.” The reporter added that the anecdote was provided by “an unimpeachable source who has no intentions against the film or anyone who worked on it.”

At the request of vanity fair For her recent cover story on rumors that she was “so smitten with Styles that she neglected or otherwise alienated Pugh, and that Pugh and/or the cinematographer even had to direct some scenes,” Wilde replied, “The idea that I was five seconds Had to be distracted by anything during the day is ridiculous. I was there before everyone. I was there after all. And it was a dream. It’s not that this work wasn’t fun. It was just all encompassing.”

Regarding specific complaints Pugh Emmerich made, Lee wrote: “Just that she was unhappy with Olivia. She doesn’t want to support the film. And she just felt like the director didn’t care about her. That she basically doesn’t like them.”

The reporter claimed that the film crew was “extremely upset” when Wilde was photographed with Styles at the January 2021 wedding where they made their public debut as a couple. Wilde allegedly gave “lectures” about safety during filming, Lee wrote in one of the deleted tweets. “Do not be stupid. You’re messing up our movie. Don’t go to parties. Don’t gather,” she told crew members, according to Lee’s source, who added, “There have been so many complaints from the crew saying, ‘How dare she tell us to take shelter on the spot, while we shoot this movie? And yet she goes to a public wedding with a group of people? This is fucking crazy!’”

Matthew Libatique, don’t worry darling‘s cinematographer, supported Wilde when asked about the atmosphere on set vf “It was one of the most harmonious sets I’ve ever been in,” he said, “and I’m in the middle of a storm.”

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