Olivia Wilde Stops Short Of Addressing Florence Pugh Rift At Venice Film Festival

Olivia Wilde doesn’t need to feed into the continued Florence Pugh drama surrounding the director’s new film, “Don’t Worry Darling.”

Wilde expertly skirted round a reporter’s query about why Pugh skipped the press convention for the brand new film on Monday on the Venice Worldwide Film Festival.

“Can you just clear the air and address whether there has been a falling out there and if so, why, because it’s something that people are discussing?” a reporter stated, in response to The Impartial.

Olivia Wilde attends the photocall for “Don’t Worry Darling” on the 79th Venice Worldwide Film Festival on Sep. 5.

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“Florence is a force. And we are so grateful that she is able to make it tonight despite being in production on ‘Dune,’” Wilde stated. “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 Denis Villeneuve for helping us. And we’re really thrilled we’ll get to celebrate her work tonight.”

“I can’t say enough how honored I am to have her as our lead,” she added, calling Pugh “amazing in the film.”

“And as for all the endless tabloid gossip and all the noise out there ― I mean, the internet feeds itself. I don’t feel the need to contribute,” Wilde stated. “I think it’s sufficiently well nourished.”

A lot ado has been made about Pugh’s continued lack of promotion for the movie after her preliminary pleasure over being solid within the film. There’s additionally a marked distinction in the best way each she and Wilde have approached the eye over the film’s intercourse scenes.

Pugh did arrive on the movie pageant on Monday, however missed the whole lot of the press convention, the place fellow stars together with Chris Pine, Gemma Chan and Wilde’s boyfriend, Harry Kinds, took questions.

Additionally on the Venice Film Festival press convention, the moderator dismissed a reporter’s query about Shia LaBeouf, who was initially solid in Kinds’ function, earlier than his exit from the movie (one other much-disputed element within the making of the movie).

Wilde insisted in a latest interview that she fired LaBeouf, telling Selection that “his process was not conducive to the ethos that I demand in my productions.”

In response to Wilde’s claims, LaBeouf informed HuffPost that he “was never fired from ‘Don’t Worry Darling.’ I quit the film due to lack of rehearsal time.”

He additionally supplied HuffPost with an e-mail he despatched to the director, and textual content messages from the time he exited the movie.

Gossip has plagued the film, which is the second directorial characteristic from Wilde, who made her debut with the 2019 movie “Booksmart.”

Harry Styles, Gemma Chan, Chris Pine and Olivia Wilde attend the photocall for "Don't Worry Darling" at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on Sep. 5.
Harry Kinds, Gemma Chan, Chris Pine and Olivia Wilde attend the photocall for “Don’t Worry Darling” on the 79th Venice Worldwide Film Festival on Sep. 5.

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Whatever the actual story, the fixed hypothesis is serving up actual consideration across the film, which formally hits theaters on Sept. 23.

Try the official trailer for the psychological thriller beneath: