There have been so many scandals with the recent movie “Don’t Worry Darling.” From the not so great reviews, Chris Pine getting spit on, to even the surrounding drama with even Shia Labeouf, here’s everything you need to know about.
If you haven’t been keeping up with the saga, the new film stars singer Harry Styles, actress Florence Pugh and even Chris Pine. The press tour has left fans more than confused after a series of events that unfolded. This film was supposed to be a big deal for Wilde after working on Booksmart and another major title as a woman director.
give me a documentary about the production drama of don’t worry darling narrated by nick kroll pic.twitter.com/8KVyoU3JqX
— annabelle hartnett (@annabellehnet) September 6, 2022
Everyone was over the moon about this project. Yet, much of this drama all comes back to Olivia Wilde.
Olivia Wilde recently left her longtime partner Jason Sudeikis in November of 2020 and started to date singer Harry Styles. The two were spotted holding hands on January 5th, 2021.
Many fans thought that the two had an affair on set as Sudeikis served Olivia Wilde with custody papers on stage at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, even though the split was told to be “amicable.”
Apparently the company who serves the papers controls the timing, but people really thought that this was all planted.
In an interview with Variety, Wilde stated, “You know, sadly, it was not something that was entirely surprising to me. I mean, there’s a reason I left that relationship.”
All while this was going on, Florence Pugh was not on the same page as director Olivia Wilde. The star’s ex-boyfriend, Zach Braff, is friends with Jason Saudeikis, and Pugh even had a deleted cameo in Saudeikis’s show, Ted Lasso.
Why Isn’t Florence Pugh Promoting the Film?
When you are on a press tour you would think that you would promote the movie that you are in. Well, in this case, Florence Pugh hasn’t really done much or any of that.
In a series of tabloids and rumors, many have heard that Pugh and Wilde don’t see eye to eye. All of her instagram posts have been very brief and only thanking the “cast and crew on set” but nowhere mentioning Wilde.
Her reps even stated that she is very busy working on Dune: Part Two but I think we all see Timothee Chalamet running around doing whatever he wants so maybe that’s not the case.
In the one time the star actually commented on the movie, she mentioned how she wasn’t happy about her casting being limited to mostly sex scenes. Pugh told Harper’s Bazaar, “When it’s reduced to your sex scenes, or to watch the most famous man in the world go down on someone, it’s not why we do it. It’s not why I’m in this industry.”
Chris Pine, Harry Styles + The Spit
In a now confirmed statement from Chris Pine’s representatives, Harry Styles did not spit on the actor. In the viral video that appeared from the Venice Film Festival, everyone really thought or was hoping that he did.
Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine? What is going on BTS of ‘Don’t Worry Darling?’ #VeniceFilmFestival
— Chicks in the Office (@ChicksInTheOff) September 6, 2022
People online could honestly not stop trolling this moment.
Jason Derulo has slipped on Harry Styles’ spit and fallen down the stairs at the Venice Film Festival pic.twitter.com/EAsv0occu6
— Beth McColl (@imteddybless) September 6, 2022
did you see this? harry styles spit on chris pine. yeah, it's true. people are dissecting the footage looking for a second spitter but apparently it only came from one direction pic.twitter.com/76GiOxj8Ye
— Ben Rosen (@ben_rosen) September 6, 2022
In the end, it seems Chris just could not find his sunglasses.
Chris pine just wondered where his sunglasses were after the applause. And he zoned out (likes he’s been doing all day) and realised it’s in his lap. So I am sorry to say harry styles did not spit on him. pic.twitter.com/7b4GoCvnHJ
— priscilla (@cinemazietgeist) September 6, 2022
Did Olivia Wilde Fire Shia LaBeouf?
And last but not least we have our last plotline about Olivia Wilde firing Shia LaBeouf. In an interview with Variety, Wilde stated she had fired the star because she could not create a “safe, trusting environment after his 2021 accusations with FKA Twigs.
LaBeouf claims he left on his own terms. Even Pugh wanted LaBeouf out of the picture and had quite a bit of concern with working with him on set.
SO FLORENCE PUGH DIDN'T LIKE OLIVIA WILDE HOOKING UP WITH HARRY STYLES BECAUSE SHE'S FRIENDS WITH OLIVIA'S HUSBAND JASON SUDEIKIS SO FLORENCE WOULDN'T PROMOTE THE MOVIE. THEN SHIA LEBEOUF LEAKED A VIDEO OF OLIVIA CALLING FLORENCE "MISS FLO" & NOW HARRY SPIT ON CHRIS PINE, BUT… pic.twitter.com/H3NxkEavxQ
— Uncle Johnny 🏳️🌈 (@MvelaseP) September 6, 2022
This claim shocked the internet. LaBeouf stated he left the project due to scheduling issues but many weren’t buying it. It all started to make sense though when we saw this leaked video with Wilde begging for LaBeouf to stay on the project.
In the video, the director states “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.”
— kendall roy apologist (@btdrry) August 26, 2022
In the end, Pugh stylist made the final jab at the director by posting this instagram photo with a caption to this video reference simply stated “Miss Flo.”
florence pugh’s stylists wearing “miss flo” shirts oh my god???????😭 #DontWorryDarling pic.twitter.com/o0Xg5DdASF
— milk emoji (@milkylewinsky) September 7, 2022