Miss Flo has arrived.
Florence Pugh made her highly anticipated arrival at the Venice Film Festival Monday to attend the premiere of “Don’t Worry Darling” amid copious amounts of drama surrounding her rumored feud with Olivia Wilde.
The ‘Little Women’ star, who flew from Budapest where she is filming ‘Dune 2’, skipped the film’s press conference and photocall but landed in Italy in time for the premiere.
“I’m here. With Granzo Pat,” Pugh, 26, captioned a photo of her walking with her grandmother.
Dressed in purple Valentino for her headline-grabbing arrival, Pugh also shared a photo of her sitting in a glamor chair for Valentino cosmetics.
During the press conference, Wilde spoke about Pugh’s absence, but declined to answer questions about her relationship with Shia LaBeouf.
“Florence is a force, we are so thankful she can make it tonight despite being in production,” said Wilde, 38. “As for all the endless gossip and noise in the tabloids, the internet feeds itself. I don’t have the I feel like I have to contribute to that.”
Initially, LaBeouf was cast in the role that would eventually go to Harry Styles. Although the former ‘House’ star claimed she fired the ‘Honey Boy’ actor, the video leaked out of Wilde begging LaBeouf not to leave the production.
“I wanted to get in touch because I feel like I’m not ready to give this up yet,” Wilde said. “I’m also heartbroken and I want to figure this out.”
Wilde then hinted at a rift between LaBeouf and Pugh, though neither has addressed it publicly.
“I think this might be a bit of a wake-up call for Miss Flo, and I want to know if you’re open to trying this with me, with us,” Wilde said.
LaBeouf, 36, who is on his way to redemption, also denied being fired from the role.
“You and I both know the reasons for my departure,” LeBeouf wrote to the filmmaker. “I stopped your film because your actors and I couldn’t find time to rehearse.”
He asked Wilde to “correct the story”, adding: “I was never fired, Olivia. And while I fully understand how appealing it is to push that story because of the current social landscape, the social currency that comes with that.” entails. It is not the truth.”