How Olivia Wilde’s ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Became the Most Scandalous Movie of the Year
New psychological thriller Don’t worry, babyslated to premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September and hit theaters later that month, is arguably the most anticipated non-franchise film of the year — which says a lot that doesn’t seem likely. Who knows what it’s about.
However, the headlines around Film director Olivia Wilde and its stars, Harry Styles and Florence Pugh, which before its premiere became a TV series of its own, risks overshadowing the upcoming press tour and possibly even the project itself. Let’s dive into the mess!
It’s funny to think back to the seemingly innocuous, isolated news stories that have since become a rife tabloid story. In September 2020, we learned that Style will replace Shia LeBeouf as the male lead of the film after Wilde’s dismissal Honey boy actor For display[ing] misbehaving” on set. Two months later, Wilde was in the news again when she and her fiancé (and father of two of her children), Saturday night live Alumni Jason Sudeikis, announced their breakupmostly just confusing who think they are married during the nine years they were together. In the words of the Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Kyle Richards, it’s hard to imagine how terrible things would turn out right after that.
The official media circus riots when Wilde and Styles are photographed holding hands at the wedding a few months later in January 2021. Many social media users, especially Styles’ army of stans and people who seem to have very strong feelings about Ted Lassodidn’t take the warning about this new couple lightly, criticized the couple’s 10 year age difference and speculated that Wilde had begun an affair with Styles during filming before she and Sudeikis called it a pause.
Despite the initial backlash, Wilde and Styles aren’t particularly shy about their romance. While the two have not spoken directly about their relationship, the two have been intimately photographed together on some occasionand Wilde was spotted rocking at Styles . concerts. Who can forget lasting appreciation Smart book manager posted on her Instagram about Style simply shows up to set up and do the work for which he gets paid? Also, some songs from Styles .’s latest album Harry’s Houseespecially the rather blunt track “Cinema,” which seems dedicated to his new Hollywood character.
Like most women who date famous men with 14-year-old admirers, Wilde has been a victim of some pretty sinister attacks from Styles’ active fan base on the internet since the couple went public. She also became the subject of pregnancy rumors after someone took a picture of her waiting for the subway a few months ago. However, this anti-Wilde sentiment on social media has been pushed to the extreme, as she rose to fame. serve documents from a process server representing Sudeikis during advertising Don’t worry, baby at CinemaCon this past April.
Instantly, the envelope gate became one of the most random and shocking celebrity stories so far, with many wondering if Sudeikis arranged for her ex to receive documents in public for the purpose of humiliating her. Others speculated that it was Wilde who leaked the contents of the envelope to the press to get him back on his feet. Sudeikis has been since then negative that he had staged the ambush. However, Wilde accused her ex of “intention to[ing] to threaten [her] and catch [her] caught off guard” in court documents has been acquired by Page six last week.
Now, how does Florence Pugh fit into all of this? As Wilde and Sudeikis’ breakup turned hostile, rumors of tension between the 26-year-old actress, who played the opposite of Styles in Don’t worry, babyand Wilde are causing waves on social networks.
It turns out that there are many layers to widespread peddling conspiracy on Film Tik Tok and Film Twitter that Pugh despises Wilde, all due to her romance with Styles. In July, a source told Page six that Pugh felt uncomfortable watching the couple “overwhelm each other” on set Don’t worry, baby assumed that Sudeikis and their two children would regularly visit the factory. Before, folks sharp outside that Pugh hasn’t posted an official trailer for the movie or any other stills from the movie on her Instagram account, choosing instead to promote other projects like her upcoming film. Oppenheimer. (Pugh posted a promotional photo of her and Styles on her main feed).
“In July, a source told Page Six that Pugh felt uncomfortable watching the couple “entwined” on the set of ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ because Sudeikis and their two children would be visiting often. factory.“
Social media users also came across a quote from Pugh .’s recent cover story In Harper’s Bazaar that is largely understood to be somewhat against Wilde, who was brag About the film’s alleged “wild” sex scenes to the press and on Instagram. When asked about the hype surrounding her steamy scenes with Styles, Pugh replied, “When it’s down to your sex scenes, or to see who the most famous man in the world knocks down That’s not why we do it. That’s not why I’m in this industry. Obviously, the nature of hiring the most famous pop star in the world, you will have conversations like that. That’s not something I’m going to discuss because [this movie is] bigger and better than that. And the people who made it are greater and better than that.”
Whether or not Pugh directs her comments towards Wilde or the Styles fan base, she, at least, sounds… nasty, which is all the evidence that the paparazzi live online. needed to push the rumor about her beef with Wilde further.
On top of that, Pugh also revealed in the filing that she recently broke up with her boyfriend of four years, Rub Actor Zach Braff. The two’s 21-year age gap has received backlash from those who think their romance is inappropriate or even predatory. Pugh previously replied. Now that the actress has spoken publicly about their breakup, who knows if it’s something she’ll be pressed for when she starts promoting. Don’t worry, babyapart from all the other movies surrounding the movie?
We’ll have to wait and see if the press cycle is for Don’t worry, baby became one of the most awkward things in recent memory. Even if all three sides take a friendly stance and handle personal questions from the media tactfully, there are bound to be some people online looking for any hint of tension between the group. The climax of this movie is both fascinating and a bit sad.
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