Florence Pugh Promotes ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ After ‘Screaming Match’ Report

Florence Pugh insisted she is “grateful” for creating “Don’t Worry Darling” after a report claimed she and Olivia Wilde, her director and co-star, got into a “screaming match” on set.

“It’s here… and ready to be seen. @dontworrydarling is in cinemas!” Pugh, 26, wrote in an Instagram post on Friday to celebrate the film’s theater debut.

“We met so many talented people, visited some crazy locations, worked hard in the desert dust and looked good at the same time.”

The actress’s post was accompanied by a carousel of behind-the-scenes photos of the film teasing scandals, including a photo of herself dancing in character with Wilde, 38.

“Thank you to everyone who has bought tickets and those who have already seen it – when I watch huge impactful movie moments on huge screens, I always remind myself that there is a boom just inches from the frame I’m looking at,” continued Pugh.

“Or marks on the floor just below the actors’ waists. It’s crazy to think that each setup and scene takes a good part of a day to execute, and on this one… a lot had to be done! Explosions, chases, cocktail balancing, underwater scenes, run, drink, run some more.”

The UK-born woman ended her post by saying “Don’t worry darling” as “such an epic story on such a grand scale to photograph”, adding that she was especially grateful to be working on it during a ” peak” time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I will always be grateful to you for that. To everyone who helped make this happen, your dedication and love was seen on a daily basis – thank you,” she concluded. “With that, here are some photos I took from this time. More to come!”

Wilde also acknowledged the wide release of the film via Instagram on Friday.

“Don’t worry, Darling is officially open,” she captioned a photo of herself posing with friend and co-star Harry Styles, screenwriter Katie Silberman and Pugh. “Aaahhhhhhh!!!!!!”

On Friday, Vulture released a report with an unnamed insider – who reportedly spent “considerable time” on the set of the psychological thriller – claiming that a “blowout argument” occurred between Pugh and Wilde in January 2021.

Leading up to the alleged fight, Pugh reportedly became frustrated with Wilde’s “frequent, unexplained absences” — which may have been related to Wilde’s then-new relationship with Styles, 28.

“Olivia and Harry would just disappear,” the insider claimed on the site.

Vidak For Congress broke the news in July that Pugh wasn’t happy with Wilde’s Styles romance, leading to tensions on set. The three are pictured here with screenwriter Katie Silberman.

A subsequent “screaming match” between Wilde and Pugh is said to have taken place, according to the report.

Representatives for Wilde and Pugh did not respond to Vidak For Congress’s requests for comment.

Vidak For Congress broke the news in July that Pugh was unhappy about Wilde and Styles’ romance.

“I can definitely tell you that Flo seeing Olivia and Harry walking over each other on set didn’t go well as Olivia was still with Jason when she first hooked up with Harry,” a source told us at the time, referring to Wilde’s ex, “Ted Lasso” actor Jason Sudeikis.

The feud ignited when Wilde claimed she fired Shia LaBeouf as the male lead and replaced him with Styles to make sure Pugh felt “safe” and “supported.”

Florence Pugh and Olivia Wilde in "don't worry baby"
Pugh reportedly got into a “screaming match” with Wilde while filming in January 2021.

The 36-year-old Transformers star then released a series of emails via Variety in August claiming he was the one who ran away.

LaBeouf also sent a video he received from Wilde, in which she begged him to stay on the film and appeared to disdain Pugh, saying, “I think this is a bit of a wake-up call for Miss Flo.”

Pugh then skipped opportunities to promote the film, including a press conference at the Venice Film Festival and its New York City premiere.

“Don’t Worry Darling” is now in theaters.

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