Florence Pugh will not attend the highly-anticipated press conference for Olivia Wilde’s upcoming film Don’t Worry Darling amid speculation there was a feud between the actress and director on set. The actress, who stars alongside Harry Styles in the film, and started dating the director during production, will be landing in Venice a few hours after the press conference, coming straight from the Budapest set of Dune Part 2, as reported by Deadline.
Pugh is expected to hit the red carpet with her co-stars, participate in the photo call and attend the premiere screening, before hopping back on a plane to Budapest to be back at work on the Dune sequel on Tuesday morning. The press conference is scheduled to take place at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, though Pugh’s flight in from Budapest won’t get in until 1:30 or 2 p.m.
The outlet also claims that this was always the plan for Pugh, who has been planning it like this for the past few weeks before all the rumours of difficulties on the set surfaced. Pugh has been quite spare, when it comes to promoting the film, slated for release in theatres on September 23, with the actress only doing a cover story for Harper’s Bazaar.
Florence isn’t expected to do any more press for the movie as she is reportedly still filming Dune Part 2 through October. However, her Dune Part 2 costar Timothee Chalamet was recently spotted at a press conference and on the red carpet at Venice for his new film Bones For All, and it’s worth noting that both Dune Part 2 and Don’t Worry Darling are both Warner Bros. films.
For the unversed, Pugh was upset that Wilde was hooking up with Styles while still married to Jason Sudeikis before they split in November, as reported by Page Six. Meanwhile, others have noticed that Pugh has sparsely posted about the film on her social media accounts, which has also fueled rumours of conflict on the set. Wilde has also been commenting about the film, revealing she was ‘forced’ to cut several s*x scenes, adding, ‘We still live in a really puritanical society.’