Olivia Wilde first directed the film, Don’t Worry Darling, gets surrounded by several controversies that were fueled during its Venice Film Festival premiere. However, actress and director Wilde recently addressed some of the major controversies surrounding Don’t Worry Darling. During her recent appearance at The Late Show, Olivia discusses the allegation that Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine and the premiere of their film.
While talking of her real-life boyfriend spitting on Chris, Olivia set the record straight saying, “He did not. I think it’s a perfect example of people who look for drama anywhere they can. Harry did not spit on Chris. He really didn’t!” Previously, Harry Styles also to the story joking onstage during a concert, “it’s wonderful to be back in New York. I just popped very quickly to Venice to spit on Chris Pine. But fret not, we’re back.”
The rumours first swirled on the internet after a video of Harry and Chris at the Don’t Worry Darling Venice Film Festival premiere surfaced online. In the viral video, Harry goes to return to his seat next to Chris when he jolts forward towards Chris’ lap. Chris then looks down in a surprised manner and the rest is history.
Chris Pine’s rep previously issued a statement saying, “This is a ridiculous story, a complete fabrication and the result of an odd online illusion that is clearly deceiving and allows for foolish speculation.” “Just to be clear, Harry Styles did not spit on Chris Pine,” the rep continued. “There is nothing but respect between these two men and any suggestion otherwise is a blatant attempt to create drama that simply does not exist.”
Further in the conversation, Wilde addressed the rumours that she and Pugh are “feuding.” Olivia said, “I have nothing but respect for Florence’s talent. She’s fantastic. She’s on the set of her movie Dune right now, and there’s nothing cooler than a busy actress. I have nothing against her in for any reason.” She went on to explain that she finds it interesting that none of her fellow male directors.
Harry Styles and Florence Pugh star in the upcoming Don’t Worry Darling as Jack and Alice, respectively, a young couple living in the seemingly perfect company town of California, in the 1950s. As cracks begin to surface in their idyllic community, Alice becomes obsessed with the nature of her husband’s work. Don’t Worry Darling is set to premiere in theatres on September 23.