Don’t Worry Darling: Florence Pugh Will Not Do Press for Buzzy Movie due to Tensions

Florence Pugh Will Not D0 Press for ‘Don’t Worry Darling,’ but Will Walk the Red Carpet

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Although Florence Pugh will be attending the Venice Fest premiere of “Don’t Worry Darling,” the Oscar-nominated star is limiting her promotional activities at the festival.

After arriving in Venice by private jet, Pugh will attend Monday’s red-carpet premiere of Don’t Worry Darling.

However, the Oscar nominated actress will not be participating in the press conference for the film, which is set to take place on the same day. Pugh’s plans for Venice were confirmed to Variety by festival representatives.

Pugh leads “Don’t Worry Darling” alongside an ensemble that includes Harry Styles, Chris Pine, Gemma Chan, Kiki Layne, Nick Kroll and Olivia Wilde, who also directs the thriller.

Wilde and Styles reportedly arrived in Venice on Sunday, one day ahead of the premiere.

Although Pugh has not made an official comment regarding her time making “Don’t Worry Darling,” speculation of difficulties around the production has caught fire in recent weeks.

In a video of Olivia Wilde shared by Shia LaBeouf, who was first attached to the film to play the husband of Pugh’s character–a role that would later be filled by Styles–Wilde alludes to tensions between LaBeouf and Pugh.

The filmmaker also states that she’s “not ready to give up on this yet,” following LaBeouf’s departure from the production.

Wilde praised Pugh’s work on “Don’t Worry Darling, stating that she sought out the actress after seeing her in Ari Aster’s 2019 horror-comedy Midsommar.

Pugh declined to be interviewed for the story.

“I loved the film, but I loved her,” Wilde shared. “I was just like, ‘Well, she’s extraordinary. She’s clearly the most exciting young actress working today.’”