Don’t Worry Darling: Cast Drama Explained – What Happened?

Why did Olivia Wilde call Florence Pugh “Miss Flo”? Did Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine? What’s going on behind the scenes of Don’t Worry Darling?

don’t worry darlingrealized by Olivia Wilde (Library) and featuring Harry Styles (Dunkirk, my policeman) and Florence Poug (Midsommar, little women), created a lot of buzz during its production – but mainly due to the drama that unfolded behind the scenes.

After the film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Monday night (September 5), it received a five-minute standing ovation from audiences – despite the half-hearted reviews critics have to offer.

That’s all you need to know about the don’t worry darling drama.

Was Harry Styles paid more than Florence Pugh?

Online rumors began circulating that Styles was paid more for his role in don’t worry darling than Pugh, although Pugh is the main star of the film.

These rumors were sparked by Showbiz publication Galore, which alleged that Styles earned $2.5 million on the film, compared to $700,000 for Pugh. However, Showbiz Galore did not cite any sources or evidence to support this claim.

Florence Pugh attends the ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ red carpet at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on September 05, 2022 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

No mainstream media has reported on the actors’ salaries, which include Gemma Chan (EternalsCrazy Rich Asians), KiKi Layne (The old guard, if Beale Street could talk), Nick Kroll (Human ressources, Sing 2) and Chris Pine (The Contractor, Wonder Woman).

Talk to VarietyWilde denied the reported pay disparity between Styles and Pugh.

She said: “There have been a lot of things that I largely don’t pay attention to.

“But the absurdity of an invented clickbait and the ensuing backlash over a non-existent pay disparity between our lead and supporting cast really upset me.

Nick Kroll, Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde, Sydney Chandler, Harry Styles and Gemma Chan attend the ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ red carpet at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on September 05, 2022 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Kate Green/Getty Images)

“I’m a woman who’s been in this business for over 20 years, and it’s something I’ve fought for for myself and others, especially as a director.

“There is no validity to these claims.”

Did Olivia Wilde call Florence Pugh “Miss Flo”?

Before we get into the “Miss Flo” thing, we need to review the drama that happened between Wilde and Shia LaBeouf.

Before styles are integrated don’t worry darlingLaBeouf had been cast as Jack Chambers, opposite Pugh.

Wilde told Variety that LaBeouf was fired from the project because “his process was not conducive to the ethics that I demand in my productions.”

Shia LaBeouf attends the premiere of Amazon Studios’ ‘Honey Boy’ at The Dome at Arclight Hollywood on November 05, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

She said, “He has a process that in some ways seems to require combative energy, and I personally don’t think that’s conducive to the best performances.

“I believe that creating a safe and trusting environment is the best way to get people to do their best.

Ultimately, my responsibility is to the production and the actors to protect them. It was my job.

She added: “A lot of things came to light after that that really troubled me, in terms of behavior.”

Here, Wilde is referring to allegations of sexual abuse, assault and emotional distress made against LaBeouf by his ex-girlfriend, musician FKA Twigs.

Wilde continued, “I find myself really wishing him health and growth because I believe in restorative justice. But for our film, what we really needed was incredibly supportive energy.

Director Olivia Wilde attends the ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ red carpet at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on September 05, 2022 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

“Particularly with a film like this, I knew I was going to ask Florence to be in very vulnerable situations, and my priority was to make her feel safe and to make her feel supported.”

However, shortly after the interview with Variety was released, LaBeouf hit back at claims that he had been fired from the film, stating that he quit. don’t worry darling because he and the rest of the cast “couldn’t find time to rehearse”.

He then posted a music video of Wilde in which she appeared to beg LaBeouf not to leave the project.

In the clip, Wilde says, “I feel like I’m not ready to give up this year, and I too am heartbroken and want to understand.

“You know, I think this might be a bit of a wake-up call for Miss Flo, and I want to know if you’re ready to give it a shot with me, with us.

Florence Pugh attends the opening of Tiffany & Co.’s Brand Exhibition – Vision & Virtuosity at Saatchi Gallery on June 09, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Kate Green/Getty Images)

“If she really commits, if she really puts her mind and heart into it at this point and if you can make peace – and I respect your point of view, I respect hers – but if you can do that, what do you think? Is there hope? Will you let me know?”

The video added more fuel to the fire that was rumored Wilde and Pugh had a falling out during the film’s production.

Why didn’t Florence Pugh do any promotion for the film?

Those who followed don’t worry darling news will have noticed that Pugh has done surprisingly little promotion for a movie in which she stars.

At the end of July, a report from Page 6 claimed that Pugh was unhappy with Wilde and Styles’ relationship, which allegedly began on set while Wilde was still with Jason Sudeikis, the father of her two children.

The source said: “I can tell you for sure that Flo seeing Olivia and Harry on top of each other on set didn’t go down well.

Florence Pugh attends the world premiere of Netflix’s “Don’t Look Up” on December 05, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

“Jason and the kids visited Olivia on set early on a few times, so I think the whole thing made people a little uncomfortable.”

While Wilde shared footage throughout the production of don’t worry darling on social media praising Pugh and his performance, the actress did not reciprocate.

The day the don’t worry darling trailer dropped, Pugh instead shared the poster for another of his upcoming films, Oppenheimerto his Instagram story instead.

Even while talking to Harper’s Bazaar, Pugh said little about don’t worry darlingalthough she said she didn’t want the film and her performance to be “reduced” to her sex scenes with her co-star Styles.

Harry Styles attends the ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ red carpet at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on September 05, 2022 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

She said: ‘When it’s down to your sex scenes, or watching the most famous man in the world go down on someone, that’s not what we’re doing it for. That’s not why I’m in this industry.

“Obviously the nature of hiring the most famous pop star in the world, you’re going to have conversations like that.

“That’s just not what I’m going to discuss because [the film] is bigger and better than that. And the people who did it are bigger and better than that.

Wilde, on the other hand, talked a lot about the sex scenes between Styles and Pugh.

Pugh was also noticeably absent from the Venice press conference for don’t worry darling Monday, September 5 – While the official reason she didn’t attend the panel was that her flight arrived too late to join the rest of the cast, the actress was seen publicly in Venice around the time of the conference.

Director Olivia Wilde attends the ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ photocall at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on September 05, 2022 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

At the press conference, a reporter asked Wilde: “Can you just clear things up and say if there’s been a falling out [with Pugh] And if so, why ? Because it’s something people talk about.

Wilde replied: “Florence is a force, and we are very grateful that she can do it tonight, although she is in production on Dunes.

“As a director, I know how upsetting it is to lose an actor for even one day, so I’m very grateful to him and Denis Villeneuve for helping us.

“We are really excited to be able to celebrate his work tonight.”

Did Florence Pugh come to the Venice Film Festival?

Pugh ended up walking the red carpet on Monday night, announcing her arrival on Instagram, with the caption, “I’m here.”

At the Venice Film Festival, Pugh did not appear to have any public interactions with Wilde.

Did Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine?

Of all the don’t worry darling drama, of which there are plenty, the claim that Styles spat on his co-star, Chris Pine, at the Venice Film Festival is certainly the most bizarre.

On Twitter, a clip of Styles taking a seat next to Pine for the screening of don’t worry darling went viral as it appeared to show Styles spitting on Pine.

The video shows Pine and the rest of the audience cheering as Styles walks to his seat. As Styles approaches his seat, he leans over Pine before sitting down – this is where many netizens claim Styles spat on Pine.

Right after it looks like the spit has happened, Pine stops clapping and looks down with a look of disbelief on his face.