The cast of director Olivia Wilde’s upcoming thriller “Don’t Worry Darling” hit the red carpet at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on Monday, amid a flurry of fan speculation about what happened. behind the scenes.
Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Gemma Chan, Chris Pine, Sydney Chandler, Nick Kroll and Wilde posed on the carpet at the glamorous event, hours after Wilde dodged a question about rumored tension with Pugh at the “Don” press conference. ‘t Worry Darling”. . Pugh, the film’s star, did not attend the press conference.
“It’s a shame not to have Florence here. Can you clear things up and address if there has been a fight there, and if so, why?” a journalist asked. “Because it’s something that people are discussing.”
“Florence is a force,” replied Wilde, who is rumored to be dating Pugh’s co-star Styles. “And we’re so thankful that she’s able to do it tonight despite being in production on ‘Dune.’ I know how upsetting it is to lose an actor even for a day, so I’m very grateful to her, grateful to Denis Villeneuve for helping us and we’re very excited to be able to celebrate her work tonight. “
“I can’t express how honored I am to have her as our lead,” he continued. “She’s amazing in the movie and as for all the endless tabloid gossip and all the noise out there, I mean, the internet feeds itself. I don’t feel the need to contribute, I think it’s well fed enough.” .
Shortly afterward, Pugh arrived in Venice. Rebecca Corbin-Murray, her stylist, posted a video of her in a purple Valentino outfit, nonchalantly carrying what looked like an Aperol spritz, a favorite Italian city snack.
Fans have speculated that there is tension between Wilde and Pugh after actor Shia LaBeouf posted a video of Wilde in response to Wilde’s profile in Variety mentioning his departure from the film. Styles replaced LaBeouf in the film after the actor’s departure.
After Wilde told Variety that LaBeouf was fired because of his “process” which had a “fighting energy”, LaBeouf said in a response to Variety that he actually left the film. He shared a video with Variety that he said Wilde sent him, in which he says she’s “not ready to give this up yet.”
He also apparently referenced Pugh in the video, saying, “You know, I think this might be kind of a wake-up call for Miss Flo, and I want to know if you’re willing to try it with us. If she really commits, if you really put your mind and heart to this and if you guys can make it up, and I respect your point of view, I respect hers, but if you can, what do you think? Is there hope? Will you let me know? ?
Some fans have pointed to Pugh’s limited promotion for the film, insisting the move is intentional, while others have argued that she is busy filming two other upcoming movies, “Oppenheimer” and “Dune: Part Two.”
In “Don’t Worry Darling,” Pugh and Styles play Alice and Jack, a happy couple living in Victory, a gated community described as an “experimental company town that houses the men who work for the top-secret project Victory and their families.” “
The synopsis for the highly anticipated film details that “cracks are beginning to appear in his idyllic life, exposing glimpses of something much more sinister lurking beneath the alluring facade,” leaving Pugh’s character “questioning exactly what they’re doing at Victory, and because”. .”
The first trailer for the film was released in May. Check it out here.
With rumors surrounding cast and crew relationships, all eyes were on her public appearances in Venice. Check out the glamorous looks of the cast at the Venice International Film Festival below.
The lead actress wore a dazzling off-the-shoulder dress from the luxurious Italian fashion house Valentino.
Corbin-Murray shared a snapshot of the actress on the carpet, captioning her post, “Miss Flo.”
Wilde wore a custom yellow dress with a plunging neckline and Gucci jewel details.
The singer-actor also hit the carpet in a look from luxury Italian fashion house Gucci.
Chan wore a captivating custom Louis Vuitton gown.
“Don’t Worry Darling” will be released in theaters on September 23.