Florence Pugh reportedly skips the New York premiere of ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ amid ongoing behind-the-scenes drama.
Rolling Stone reports that the film’s red carpet, set to take place on September 19, will miss the lead actress due to another scheduling conflict.
The official reason for her no-show is that she’s in the middle of filming “Dune: Part Two” in Budapest – and director Denis Villeneuve reportedly couldn’t afford to miss Pugh for a press event for another film.
“As far as I understand there’s friction, but I don’t know why,” a source who was on the set of “Don’t Worry Darling” told Rolling Stone in a conversation about Pugh’s alleged feud with director Olivia Wilde. .
“It’s pretty obvious that they” [Pugh] choose not to be part of the PR. It’s clearly not beneficial for Olivia not to let her be part of the PR. It has to be a decision of Florence.”
As Vidak For Congress previously reported, sources claimed that Pugh was unhappy with Wilde because she chatted with Harry Styles while still with Jason Sudeikis, the star of Ted Lasso, the father of her two children.
“I can tell you for sure 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 connected with Harry,” an insider told us.
“Jason and the kids visited Olivia on set a few times in the beginning, so I think people felt a little uncomfortable about this,” the insider added.
Fans also noted that Pugh, who usually posts her projects on social media, was unusually mum about the film and didn’t even like Wilde’s post promoting the trailer.
Then the gossip really rose during the film’s premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
Pugh skipped Monday’s press conference and photo chat, but arrived in Italy in time for the red carpet premiere. Again, her absence was attributed to her tedious shooting schedule for “Dune,” but Timothée Chalamet, who also stars in the film, was able to arrange free time for the film festival with seemingly no problem.
Eyebrows also went up when Shia LaBeouf — who was either fired from or quit “Don’t Worry Darling” — leaked a video of Wilde begging him to stay in the film’s lead role. In the leaked clip, Wilde hinted at a disagreement between LaBeouf and Pugh.
“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 giving this a shot, with me, with us,” she told LaBeouf.
The film, which also stars Chris Pine and Gemma Chan, will premiere on September 23.