Harry Styles’ mother, Anne Twist, defended her son’s new movie “Don’t Worry Darling” amid the ongoing buzz of behind-the-scenes drama.
“If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all,” Twist wrote on her Instagram story on Thursday, seemingly in response to people criticizing the film in her comment section the day before.
“To be honest, I am amazed and saddened by the vitriolic comments here. I enjoyed a movie. If it’s not your cup of tea, don’t go…”
She continued, “If you don’t like me… please don’t follow me. Easy.”
Although the film has not received great reviews from critics, Twist was raving about the film after seeing it with a group of friends on Wednesday.
“First time in French cinema.. the first day you showed… ‘Don’t Worry Darling’, you were excellent!” she wrote on Instagram. “Really enjoyed it from start to finish. Well done @ oliviawilde and team for getting us in, well done baby @harrystyles for being a fantastic Jack, very proud as usual 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼.”
While some of her 2.6 million followers criticized the film herself, others called out the mother of two for not commenting on Florence Pugh’s performance.
Another handful of comments focused on 28-year-old Styles’ controversial relationship with Wilde – which reportedly caused a split on set with Pugh, 26.
Earlier this year, rumors started circulating that the show’s cast had some behind-the-scenes trouble when Pugh, who is mostly active online, didn’t post promos for the film on her social media pages.
Things took a turn for the worse last month when Wilde, 38, claimed to have fired Shia LaBeouf from the film in an effort to protect the “Little Women” actress — which a leaked video later contradicted.
The story of the actress-turned-director doesn’t waver, though, as she told Stephen Colbert on Wednesday that LaBeouf had given her an “ultimatum.”
“We had to replace Shia. He’s a fantastic actor, but it wouldn’t work,” she told The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “When he gave me the ultimatum of, you know, him or Florence, I chose Florence.”
Although LaBeouf claims he quit the film, Wilde said, “He felt he was stepping away and I felt like we were moving on without him.”
“Don’t Worry Darling” Hits Theaters Friday Sept 23