Florence Pugh’s alleged feud with Olivia Wilde takes an unexpected turn

It’s been a rocky road to the Venice Film Festival premiere of Don’t Worry Darling, a psychological thriller starring Harry Styles, Florence Pugh, Chris Pine and directed by Olivia Wilde (who dated Styles during production, ICYMI). . First, there was the alleged dismissal of Shia LaBeouf from the role of Jack (which ultimately went to Styles) before production even began. Wilde then announced that she had a strict “no holes” policy on set, which cast a big shadow over LaBeouf. The “Nymphomaniac” actor was subsequently accused of sexually assaulting, abusing and assaulting ex-girlfriend singer FKA Twigs, according to Entertainment Weekly. The court case begins in April.

As if that wasn’t enough, when the Styles-Stans got wind that Wilde was his biggest squeeze, they launched an all-out misogynist attack on the actor/director online. Part of the backlash is accusing her of having a “showmance” with the “Watermelon Sugar” singer and manipulating him into a relationship. The Stans also began pushing the narrative that Wilde and Pugh “feud” because pitting women against each other appears to be part of their modus operandi. A quick search on TikTok reveals some rather disturbing but unfounded allegations.

Well, the film’s Venice Film Fest premiere has led many to interpret the two women’s body language as further “proof” that a feud is brewing. And Wilde had something to say about it.

Olivia Wilde calls the Florence-Pugh feud rumors noise

Earlier this year, fans noticed that actress Florence Pugh was barely promoting her upcoming starring role in director Olivia Wilde’s hotly anticipated film Don’t Worry Darling, and many began to speculate that her silence stemmed from an unnamed “feud” between the two was attributed to women, according to The Cut. On Sept. 5, Pugh stirred the rumor mill when she canceled her appearance at the Venice Film Festival press conference at the last minute due to “scheduling conflicts,” but made it to the red carpet and screening, where fans ran with the idea that Pugh “refused” to make eye contact with Wilde.

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When a reporter asked Wilde in the press if she could comment on the alleged feud, Wilde didn’t take the bait, instead calling Miss Flo a “power”, praising her work in the film and adding, “For all the endless tabloid gossip and all that noise out there, I mean, the internet feeds itself,” she said, per People. “I don’t feel the need to contribute. It’s sufficiently well fed.”

And as it turns out, Pugh and Wilde acknowledged, smiled and clapped each other during the standing ovation. So there is.