Florence Pugh opens up about working on "Don’t Worry, Darling."
Actress Florence Pugh took to her social media to share some behind-the-scenes pictures and her experience of working on "Don’t Worry Darling" after the movie was released in theatres on September 23rd, 2022.
The actress posted images of herself with Olivia Wilde, co-star Kate Berlant posing, Matthew Libatique, the director of photography, and a vintage car being pushed through a barren region.
Florence wrote in the caption that said they met a lot of creative individuals, traveled to some interesting places, toiled away in the sand, and looked nice while doing it. The movie is now available for viewing in theatres. She expressed gratitude to her makeup artist and hairstylist, who worked diligently to make her look wonderful on film. The actress expressed gratitude to everyone who purchased tickets and to those who had already attended the plays.
Florence Pugh added that she constantly has to remind herself that there is a boom or marks on the floor right below the performers' waists whenever she watches incredibly amazing scenes on a large screen. It's ridiculous to think that each setup and scene requires a significant portion of a day to execute, and this one had a lot to execute—explosions, action scenes, beverage balancing, underwater sequences, running, drinking, and more running—as the 26-year-old actress who made a big entrance at the Venice Film Festival when the movie premiered said in her caption.
The actress remarked that she will always be grateful to the producers for letting her work on such an epic story with such a big budget during the height of COVID. She expressed gratitude to everyone who contributed their hard work to make the film and stated that love could be observed every day. Here are some images from when they were filming, she said in her final statement, and there will be more.
Director-actress Olivia Wilde also took to her social media to share a celebratory post after the movie's release and posted a picture with Harry Styles, Florence Pugh, screenwriter Katie Silberman, and herself enjoying coffee. She wrote in the caption that Don’t Worry Darling is officially open and continued that she is so deeply grateful for the experience and for the extraordinary effort of the group of artists who made it happen. Olivia said that they got together to tell a story for the audience and they hoped that everyone would have fun with it.
The posts come after audience's speculation about the working environment and the dynamics between Florence Pugh and Olivia Wilde, which have been circulating since the trailer for the movie dropped. Recently, a Vulture publication mentioned that the feud between Florence and Olivia had gone to a level where the screaming was involved on sets when they were filming, as Florence's disdain stemmed from Olivia Wilde’s frequent disappearances with Harry Styles.
The co-chairpersons and CEOs of Warner Bros., Michael de Luca, and Pamela Adby, denied all the rumors circulating around the movie and said in a statement that they were so proud of Olivia Wilde's work on this incredibly beautiful and entertaining movie and that they were looking forward to working with her again. Vulture also claimed that Warner Bros. brass had to mediate between the two actresses as things were headed and Toby Emmerich, the highest-ranking executive, had to intervene.
The statement continued that the studio is very grateful and appreciative of their tireless support by Olivia in bringing her vision to life from production through release and added that any suggestion of conflict between the studio and Olivia is simply not true. There have been too many controversies surrounding the movie, including Shia LaBeouf’s exit, the spit-gate incident between Chris Pine and Harry Styles, Florence not being able to attend some of the events and the feud between Olivia and Florence.
The cast of the movie recently said in a statement that although they have avoided addressing the ridiculous rumors surrounding the film they are so proud of, they felt compelled to contradict the unnamed sources that were referenced in a recent piece. The statement went on to say that any claims of improper conduct on the Don't Worry Darling set are wholly untrue.
Actress-director Olivia Wilde was praised as a fantastic leader and director who was present for and participated in each stage of the production. There was never a yelling match between the director and anyone, let alone a member of their cast, according to the behind-the-scenes staff who claimed that the star ran this set with dignity and respect for everyone involved, refuting Vulture's claims about an on-set dispute between Olivia Wilde and Florence Pugh. They expressed their happiness to have their names attached to the statement as actual participants in the production who have experienced and benefited from the inclusive and safe environment Olivia fosters in her role as director and leader.
They went on to say that they were excited about the movie's weekend release and couldn't wait for the audience to watch it in theatres. Producer of the film Don't Worry Darling Miri Yoon also expressed to PEOPLE exclusively that there is no truth to the allegations of screaming matches between the director and the starring woman on set and that they sincerely hope that the audience will like the film.
In the movie Don't Worry Darling, set in the 1950s, Harry Styles and Florence Pugh play the lead characters Jack and Alice, a young couple living in the supposedly ideal business town of Victory, California. Alice becomes fixated on the subject of her husband's line of work as the lovely neighborhood they live in starts to show signs of fissures.
The movie is now streaming in theatres.