KiKi Layne says she’s still celebrating her work on and off screen with Don’t worry, baby co-star Ari’el Stachel although their scenes were cut from the film.
In an Instagram post on Sunday, If Beale Street could talk The actress posted a video and photo of herself on set with co-star Ari’el Stachel. The duo play Margaret and Ted, a couple in the Victory desert community idealized and pioneered in the 1950s but not quite what they seem. Layne’s character acts as a catalyst for Florence Pugh’s Alice to begin testing the limits and questioning what’s behind the experimental company town.
“The best thing about #DontWrantyDarling is that I was lucky enough to meet @arielstachel,” Layne captioned the post. “They cut us off from most of the movies, but we thrive in real life.”
“Love you Ari,” she added, attaching some heart emojis to the end of her message and using the hashtags ##GotMyCheck, #GotMyMan and #EverythingHappensforaReason.
Stachel reciprocated the sentiment in both a comment and on his own Instagram story, which featured the same video clip on Layne’s profile with a “My Queen” text banner splashed all over it.
“My love. You are a queen and your talents shine through so much,” he replied to Layne’s post. “I was thirsty then and now I am thirsty.”
The Hollywood Reporter Contacted a representative for Layne.
Both actors’ Don’t worry, baby co-star Gemma Chan also responded to the post, which contained footage and photos of Layne and Stachel holding hands and joking on set, with a single heart emoji.
Layne recently finished work on Netflix The Old Guard 2shared a photo of herself with the rest of the cast – including Charlize Theron and Chiwetel Ejiofor – of the much-anticipated sequel Queen who directed Gina Prince-Bythewood. She has also starred in Native son, To 2 Americas and voiced a character in Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers.
Stachel, meanwhile, the black comedy of A24 ZolaMarvel and Netflix’s Jessica Jones and coming soon Law & Order: Hate Crime of his recent projects. In 2018, he also won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role in The band’s visit.
Don’t worry, babyThe press has been hit with a flurry of rumors about tension on set, including an alleged clash between star Pugh and director Olivia Wilde since its premiere at the Venice Film Festival. (Layne was not present at the carpet event or the premiere.)
In recent days, Pugh, Wilde, and the film’s director of photography have all denied allegations about the drama on set.
“This is probably the most harmonious setting I have ever been in,” said cinematographer Matthew Libatique The Hollywood Reporter in a recent episode of Behind the screen audio file. “Olivia has built a team that believes in her and she believes in each and every person on set.”
“When you heard rumors about romance on set, I denied it. It’s not clear at all,” he added.
Pugh on Friday shared a series of photos from the set, offering a collection of on0set candles and a warm thank you to the cast and crew for their work on the film.
“We met so many talented people, visited some crazy places, worked hard in the desert dust and looked good doing it,” she wrote. “This movie is such an epic story on such a large scale to shoot, all during peak Covid times. For that, I will always be grateful. To all of you who have helped make this possible, your dedication and love is seen every day – thank you. “
In her September 21 Late evening Appearance director Wilde has denied rumors that Harry Styles spat on co-star Chris Pine during the film’s Venice premiere – which Pine’s team also clarified was not happening – whether actor Shia LaBeouf was fired or quit and Wilde’s relationship with Pugh.
“I have nothing but respect for Florence’s talent,” the director told Colbert. “She is amazing. She is on the set of her movie Sand dunes right now, and there’s nothing better than a busy actress. I have nothing against her for any reason.”