‘It’s here!’ Florence Pugh writes heartfelt tribute about Don’t Worry Darling but makes NO mention of her director Olivia Wilde amid rumored feud between stars
Florence Pugh uploaded a detailed post onto her Instagram earlier on Friday in tribute to her most recent film, Don’t Worry Darling, amid recent drama and rumored feuds revolving around the project.
The 26-year-old actress thanked those involved in bringing the film to life, adding that the, ‘film was such an epic story.’
The post came shortly after a source revealed to Vulture that both the actress and director, Olivia Wilde, 38, would have ‘screaming matches’ on set of the film.
Special tribute: Florence Pugh, 26, uploaded a tribute post on Instagram on Friday for her latest film, Don’t Worry Darling
The Little Women star uploaded a series of behind the scene photos to give a sneak peak of what the set looked like when creating the movie.
In the caption, she gushed that, ‘We met so many talented people, visited some insane locations, worked hard in the desert dust and looked good whilst doing so.’
Florence gave a quick shout out to the hair and makeup team that created the stunning looks for the film.
She then took time to express how grateful she was to the devoted fans who, ‘have bought tickets and those who have already seen it.’
Having fun: The talented actress showed a few behind the scenes photos, including fun selfies
Stunning set: The beauty showcased a few snaps of the crew setting up a scene among the scenic desert
Florence explained the amazing experience she always feels when seeing a film come to life on the big screen.
‘Whenever I watch massive impressive movie moments on massive screens I always remind myself that there is a boom just inches from the frame I’m watching,’ she typed, adding, ‘Or marks on the floor just below the actors waists.’
The Midsommar actress expressed the memorable long days she spent on set with the other cast members and talented crew.
‘It’s crazy to think that each set up and scene takes a large portion of a day to execute, and on this one.. there was a lot to execute!’
The beauty concluded the post by stating how ‘grateful’ she was to be a part of ‘such an epic story on such a large scale.’ Throughout the small tribute, Florence made no mention of Olivia.
Filming: Don’t Worry Darling began filming mid-pandemic in 2020, and concluded one year later in February 2021
Drama: In recent months, drama has risen in regards to the movie, including Shia LaBeouf allegedly being ‘fired’ and disagreements between Florence and Olivia
Filming for Don’t Worry Darling began mid-pandemic in 2020, and came to an end one year later in February 2021.
Close to the movie’s special premiere and screening at the Venice Film Festival earlier in September, drama arose revolving around cast members.
There were claims that Shia LaBeouf was fired from the production, which the actor has adamantly denied. He was originally cast to play the character of Jack, but was replaced by Harry Styles.
According to Variety, emails Shia had sent to Olivia showed that the Transformers actor had written, ‘You and I both know the reasons for my exit. I quit your film because your actors and I couldn’t find time to rehearse.’
On the other hand, Olivia claimed to the publication that he was fired, adding, ‘His process was not conducive to the ethos that I demand in my productions.’
Special look: Florence could be seen in a snap she took shortly before filming a scene in the hot desert
Released: Don’t Worry Darling premiered in theaters earlier on Friday, and had an earlier screening at the 2022 Venice Film Festival
Shortly before Florence’s Instagram tribute to the psychological thriller, sources recently informed Vulture that all was far from paradise during production between Florence and Olivia.
According to an unnamed insider on the movie, Pugh and Wilde came to blows over Wild’s ‘frequent, unexplained absences,’ on set which resulted in a ‘screaming match’ between the two women. ‘Olivia and Harry would just disappear,’ an insider added to the publication.
The apparent feud came to light last month when Wilde referred to Pugh as ‘Miss Flo’ and said she needed a ‘wake-up call’ during the rehearsal period of the movie, in a video to actor Shia LaBeouf that was leaked.
The report even claims that the spat between the pair got so bad, it was taken to the to the highest-ranking Warner Bros. executive at the time – Toby Emmerich – who had to play peacemaker.
Scenic: Parts of the physchological thriller were filmed out in the desert, and Florence captured amazing scenic snaps of the set
Preparing: Cast and crew were pictured setting up a scene where Florence is taking a ballet class
Emmerich is said to have facilitated a ‘long negotiation process’ to make sure that Pugh would stick with the project after filming wrapped and ensure she would be around to promote it.
However, as has previously been reported, Pugh significantly pulled back on her promotional duties for the film, appearing at the Venice premiere but did little else – and recently skipped out on the New York premiere, an odd move for a lead star.
Wilde also failed to dispel the drama in Venice, as it appeared handlers went to great lengths to keep both actresses apart during the photo-call for the event.
Despite the alleged drama revolving Don’t Worry Darling, the film officially premiered in theaters throughout the United States earlier on Friday.
‘Screaming matches’: A source claimed to Vulture that Florence and Olivia would both have arguments on set
On set issues: An insider from the film told Vulture that ‘Olivia and Harry’ allegedly would disappear on set, sparking issues between the director and Florence