Florence Beau limits ‘Don’t Worry Baby’ press, fueling speculation about split with Olivia Wilde (EXCLUSIVE)

Florence Pugh has severely limited her promotional press for the upcoming feminist thriller “do not worry my love ,” It sparked speculation that she and director and star Olivia Wilde have fallen out.

TheWrap spoke to three executives associated with the film, as well as an individual familiar with Pew’s involvement, who all declined to confirm any other press plans for the actress other than to attend the Venice Film Festival for the film’s premiere and red carpet set for Denis Villeneuve. “Dune: Part Two.”

Pugh had been in Budapest filming “Dune: Part Two” and Christopher Nolan had been filming “Oppenheimer” before that. According to a person familiar with the situation, she will be in Venice for the premiere live from a nighttime photo session in Budapest, and will return to shoot afterwards.

But the Venice Film Festival red carpet and press conference is expected to be the scope of Pugh’s traditional press duties on film. “She’ll do compliments from the ‘Dune’ group because she’s not doing journalism,” said one studio executive.

According to the exec, the studio has learned that Pugh’s availability for the press tour on “Don’t Worry Darling” will be limited, considering that “Dune 2” is also a Warner Bros. project. It is planned.

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But the unusual lack of involvement in the film’s promotion by the lead actor suggests that speculation about fallout between Pugh and film director Olivia Wilde over Wilde’s relationship with co-star Harry Styles and an alleged affair on the set may be true.

As the film’s star, Pugh (“Alice”) plays a 1950s-style housewife in an artificially perfect society in the desert, where every morning her husband (Styles) and the other men go to work on a mysterious mountain where supernatural powers make it a forbidden place for women. Over time, Alice suspects that there is a nefarious force that keeps her and the other women captive in this idyllic society.

Wilde directed the film and also plays one of Pugh’s neighbors.

At the end of July, the sixth page published a Report Claiming that Pugh was unhappy about Wilde and Styles’ relationship, which reportedly began on set while Wilde was still in a relationship with Jason Sudeikis, who brought their two children to visit.

New Line declined to comment for this story. Pugh’s representative declined to comment on whether there was a rift between the actress and director.

Social media has been full of speculation about the repercussions, with fans doing their best to deduce clues by comparing the women’s social media posts.

As of this writing, neither Pugh and Wilde have directly addressed the rumors surrounding their working relationship. in assortment About WildPosted this week, Wilde has not commented on the matter and Pugh declined to be interviewed for the story. In the segment, Wilde praised Pugh’s performance in the film and Styles answered questions via email while on tour.

Among the clues that led to fan speculation, when Wilde posted behind the scenes photo on Instagram From herself watching Pugh run through screens – the experience is called “Such excitement!” Fans indicated that Pugh did not share anything about the film in return.

On the day a new trailer for ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ dropped, Pew shared the poster instead “Oppenheimer” for her Instagram story.

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Fans soon began to wonder why Pugh published so little about the movie at all. Since September 13, 2021, when the actress shared her first teaser for “Don’t Worry Darling,” rudely captioned “See you next year,” Pugh has only posted once about the movie to her main Instagram feed.

Pugh has done a few interviews related to “Don’t Worry Baby,” but he did a cover job recently with Harper’s Bazaar. But until then, the actress did not address Wilde by name and admitted that she had not seen the movie yet.

what a bug she has It was said that, in whatever conversations she had about the movie, she didn’t want to “reduce” things into her sex scenes with patterns. “That’s not why we’re doing this. It’s not why I’m in the industry,” Pugh told Harper’s Bazaar. “Obviously, the nature of hiring the world’s most famous pop stars, you’d have conversations like that. That’s not just what I’m going to discuss about [this movie is] Bigger and better than that. And the people who made it are bigger and better than that.”

Sharon Waxman contributed to this story.

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