'Don't Worry Darling' cast feud gets WORSE as Florence Pugh walks off mid-ovation at Venice film festival
'It is 'inspiring' to 'see a woman push back and say 'no,' on and off camera,' Florence Pugh said, making subtle hints amid her feud with Olivia Wilde
VENICE, ITALY: The cast of 'Don't Worry Darling' (DWD) seem to only add fuel to the fire after many, many awkward moments at the 79 Venice Film Festival. The film lead Florence pugh said in an interview, "It is 'inspiring' to 'see a woman push back and say 'no', on and off camera," as she made subtle hints amid a feud between Olivia Wilde.
After Florence Pugh missed out on the Press conference for 'DWD' on Monday, September 5, but arrived for the Venice Film Festival on the same day, Pugh flee the movie theatre after she walked off mid-ovation for the film. If Pugh hadn’t made her way for the exit about three minutes into the clapping, prompting the rest of the cast to follow her only raised eyebrows as the ovation would probably have gone on longer. Meanwhile, Harry was spotted locking lips with co-star Nick Kroll during the standing ovation.
The film is plagued with behind-the-scenes drama especially while appearing on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival premiere for the film 'Don't Worry Darling', an Italian journalist asked Pugh what she found "inspiring" in the film. She responded, "I think it's very very inspiring to see a woman push back and say 'no', and question everything. It's very exciting to see a woman do that on and off camera." Asked when she 'says 'no' off camera, Pugh jokingly responded, "When do I say 'no'? When someone says I can't have cake." Even though Pugh has posted many pictures on her social media from the festival night, she has not once promoted or mentioned her film
Although there are many speculations about the filmmaker and the actress's beef. Page Six in late July claimed that Pugh was upset that Wilde was hooking up with Styles during the production of 'DWD' while still being married to Jason Sudeikis before they split in November. The rumors intensified after Olivia suggested Florence should have a 'wake-up call' in a leaked video this month. The video was leaked after Shia LaBeouf refuted Wilde's claim that he had been fired from the project, and in the footage, Wilde can be heard encouraging LaBeouf to stay signed on to the film, while also hinting at some apparent tension with Pugh, 26. Wilde gave an interview to Variety where she said Shia LaBeouf's process was "not conducive to the ethos that I demand in my productions" after the role was ultimately recast with her now-boyfriend Harry.
SOMEONE HOLD ME BACK— percy 🌊 || who the fuck is gonna stop us? (@percystardust) August 26, 2022
(the video olivia sent shia where she basically begged him to stay on the movie after ADMITTING that she knows shia makes florence uncomfortable) pic.twitter.com/ihlHOQlF6B
In response, LaBeouf supplied alleged evidence to refute Wilde's claims, a video that Olivia allegedly sent to him, proving he walked away from the film rather than being fired. In the video, Wilde is heard saying, "I feel like I'm not ready to give up on this yet, and I too am heartbroken and I want to figure this out." "You know, I think this might be a bit of a wake-up call for Miss Flo (Florence Pugh), and I want to know if you're open to giving this a shot with me, with us," Wilde allegedly says in the video. However, at the press conference held for the movie Wilde allegedly shot down the endless rumors by praising her lead actress and saying the "internet feeds itself" but at the Venice Film Festival Pugh never really made eye contact with the director or even looked at her direction during the film cheers.