Florence Pugh, Olivia Wilde, Harry Styles, Nick Kroll, & Chris Pine share some strange interactions at the premiere of Don’t Worry Darling.

A series of strange and tense interactions has characterized the premiere of Don’t Worry Darling at the Venice Film Festival. The group of cast members of the film that were present at the event shared a number of tense moments due to the dynamics each of them have built up with one another outside of the film.

“- Florence shaded Olivia

– Harry refused take a single picture with her or even stand next to her

– didn’t sit next to her either

– Gemma chan & Flo are besties

– Chris Pine & Nick Kroll were taking pictures of Florence being all goody

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– everybody hates olivia

that was fun”

Much of the built-up animosity began with a leaked video of Oliva Wilde throwing Florence Pugh under the bus in order to get back in good favour with Shiah Labeouf, who was previously let go from the film.

“Florence Pugh refuses to make eye contact with Olivia Wilde during the 4-minute #Venezia79 standing ovation for #DontWorryDarling.”

“Harry Styles kisses Nick Kroll during the standing ovation for #DontWorryDarling. #Venezia79

““What I like about acting is I feel like I have no idea what I’m doing.”

— Harry Styles for the ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ press”

“you can almost see the screams catching in his throat”

Don’t Worry Darling has had a tumultuous production period and at one point, Shia LaBeouf was even going to play Harry Styles’s character Jack.

While Warner Bros studio regularly cited “scheduling conflicts” as the reason for LaBeouf’s departure from Olivia Wilde’s upcoming dystopian sci-fi thriller Don’t Worry Darling, Wilde had another side of the story to tell.

In a recent interview with Variety, Wilde talked about Shia’s “combative” ethos when it comes to his work and how it was not aligning with the environment she was trying to foster on her film set.

“I say this as someone who is such an admirer of his work,” Wilde begins. “His process was not conducive to the ethos that I demand in my productions. He has a process that, in some ways, seems to require a combative energy, and I don’t personally believe that is conducive to the best performances. I believe that creating a safe, trusting environment is the best way to get people to do their best work. Ultimately, my responsibility is to the production and to the cast to protect them. That was my job.”

Soon after the Peanut Butter Falcon star was fired from the set, his former partner, FKA Twigs, filed for sexual battery against LaBeouf, citing “relentless abuse.”

“A lot came to light after this happened that really troubled me, in terms of his behavior,” Wilde says. “I find myself just really wishing him health and evolution because I believe in restorative justice. But for our film, what we really needed was an energy that was incredibly supportive. Particularly with a movie like this, I knew that I was going to be asking Florence to be in very vulnerable situations, and my priority was making her feel safe and making her feel supported.”

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