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The seemingly endless press cycle for do not worry honey picked up again as reports have now surfaced of a screaming match between director Olivia Wilde and star Florence Pugh. Is anyone surprised?
Vulture did a deep dive on the film and its release and spoke with anonymous sources at Warner Bros., and the article provides a bit more insight into why the two women were so cold towards each other at the film’s premiere and beyond.
According to the report, on-set tension between Pugh (a friend of Wilde’s ex-Jason Sudeikis) and Wilde culminated in a “screaming match.” The incident occurred when the movie was more than halfway through shooting, and Pugh was reportedly upset that Wilde kept leaving the set with Pugh’s co-star Harry Styles.
“Olivia and Harry would just disappear,” the source told the magazine. The fight was so intense that Toby Emmerich, a high-ranking Warner Bros. executive, was forced to step in and moderate. There was a “long negotiating process” to try to convince Pugh to promote the film “any way”. Of course, Pugh has a huge following on Instagram, so his lack of posts about the movie was cause for alarm.
another source said Vulture that Warner Bros. was unhappy with the way Wilde was promoting the film, especially when it came to talking about the departure of previous co-star Shia Labeouf.
“Olivia is a crazy genius who figured out a way to make people more aware of the movie in a way that only increases the box office or has no self-awareness that she’s screwing up her movie,” the director said. the source said.
Anyway, even mole people know about this movie. But it’s good? That’s another story entirely. You can always go see for yourself, as do not worry honey it’s in theaters now.