While she will be walking the red carpet for the Venice Film Festival premiere of the film, she won't be staying back for the press conference
Florence Pugh is one of the most sought-after actresses of the current generation. With important roles in Midsommar, Little Women and Black Widow, she has placed herself in the upper echelon of actors. With her new release Don’t Worry Darling, her collaboration with Harry Styles has gained some serious traction, and not always for the good thing. Which is why when BuzzFeed reported that she will not be making an appearance at the press conference for the film, there were speculations that the actor may want to distance herself from this project.
While it was reported that she wasn’t going to appear because of the shooting schedule for the Dune sequel, there are many conversations surrounding Pugh. Initially, when Olivia Wilde hyped up the ‘sex scenes’ in the movie, the Black Widow actress expressed that she wouldn’t be answering questions about the sex scenes in the film. “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,” she said. She also added that, “That’s just not what I’m going to be discussing because [this movie is] bigger and better than that. And the people who made it are bigger and better than that.”
Wilde was also under fire recently for an alleged pay disparity between the two main actors which she has swiftly negated. “There has been a lot out there that I largely don't pay attention to,” Wilde told Variety. “But the absurdity of invented clickbait and subsequent reaction regarding a nonexistent pay disparity between our lead and supporting actors really upset me. I'm a woman who has been in this business for over 20 years, and it's something that I have fought for myself and others, especially being a director. There is absolutely no validity to those claims.”
It doesn’t help when the highly controversial Shia LeBeouf was attached to the project, but it was noted that he quit due to “lack of rehearsal time.” Wilde commented on that saying, “He has a process that, in some ways, seems to require a combative energy, and I don't personally believe that is conducive to the best performances. I believe that creating a safe, trusting environment is the best way to get people to do their best work,” she said. “Ultimately, my responsibility is to the production and to the cast to protect them. That was my job.”
Don’t Worry Darling follows the protagonists, Jack and Alice living in this 50s-style neighborhood called Victory. Everything is going perfectly before things that becoming hazy and downright scary in the neighborhood for Alice. She tries her best to let someone know but it doesn’t work, instead, she is left to her own devices to figure out what is happening with her and everyone who is living there.
Don’t Worry Darling premieres on September 23, 2022 in theatres near you.