The Florence Pugh and Harry Styles-starring film, directed by Olivia Wilde, has faced its fair share of difficulties along the way, in addition to dealing with several issues brought on by the pandemic.
Shooting for the production, which was written by Katie Silberman, who also wrote Wilde’s debut feature, Booksmart, started in October 2020. It is scheduled to premiere in September 2022.
When Dakota Johnson, who was cast in the part of Margaret, had to withdraw owing to a scheduling conflict with another movie, it met its first obstacle.
After she left the film, Shia LaBeouf, another of its actors, purportedly left production due to a scheduling conflict in September 2020.
LaBeouf was originally cast as Pugh’s husband, Jack Chambers, but Styles was chosen instead. Many people conjectured about potential friction between the Richard Jewell actress and her previous lead after Wilde mentioned having a “no a-holes policy” on set in February 2002.
Do not worry Darling is now finally making its way to theatres, but getting there has been drama-filled. The Florence Pugh and Harry Styles-starring film, directed by Olivia Wilde, has faced its fair share of difficulties along the way, in addition to dealing with several issues brought on by the pandemic.
Shooting for the production, which was written by Katie Silberman, who also wrote Wilde’s debut feature, Booksmart, started in October 2020. It is scheduled to premiere in September 2022. When Dakota Johnson, who was cast in the part of Margaret, had to withdraw owing to a scheduling conflict with another movie, it met its first obstacle.
After she left the film, Shia LaBeouf, another of its actors, purportedly left production due to a scheduling conflict in September 2020. Jack Chambers, the spouse of Pugh, was to be played by LaBeouf, but Styles was replaced.
Many people conjectured about potential friction between the Richard Jewell actress and her previous lead after Wilde mentioned having a “no a-holes policy” on set in February 2002. In an interview she gave to Variety in August 2022, just before the movie’s release, she went into additional detail about what happened with LaBeouf.
“His method appears to in some ways demand a combative intensity, and I personally don’t think that’s conducive to the best results. The best approach to get people to perform their best work, in my opinion, is to foster a climate of safety and trust, she told the publication.
In the end, it’s my duty to look out for the cast and the production. That was my duty. LaBeouf addressed the charges and said that his firing “never took place.” Despite the fact that I am completely aware of the appeal of pushing that tale given the current social climate and the social currency it carries,
It’s not accurate,” he said. “Therefore, I sincerely request that you correct the story as best you can in the spirit of making things right. I hope nothing bad happens to you as a result of this and that your movie is a complete success.
There have been claims that Styles, who started dating the director after meeting him on production, received three times the pay of Pugh, despite the two actors playing equal major roles, once the movie’s release date was revealed.
Later, Wilde refuted those assertions in an interview she gave to Variety in August 2022, labelling the bogus stories as “clickbait.” The speaker said, “There is a lot out there that I often don’t pay attention to.
But what truly irritated me was the insanity of made-up content and the accompanying backlash surrounding a fictitious pay gap between our stars and supporting performers.
What transpired regarding Dakota Johnson?
Deadline stated that the actress from Fifty Shades of Gray had joined the cast of the movie with a 1950s setting for the first time in May 2020. She later withdrew out in October 2020 owing to a clash with the release date of the Maggie Gyllenhaal-directed movie The Lost Daughter, and Kiki Layne took her place.
The star of Madame Web sent Wilde a bouquet of flowers on the first day of filming, so even though Johnson missed working with the filmmaker this time, there were no hard feelings.
What Did Olivia Wilde Think of Shia LaBeouf’s Departure?
After LaBeouf purportedly exited the production “due to a scheduling dispute,” Deadline claimed in September 2020 that Styles would be joining the ensemble opposite Pugh. Many people assumed there was some sort of drama with LaBeouf when director Olivia Wilde talked about not letting actors work on her set who don’t do anything constructive.
In a February 2021 interview with Variety, the House alum recalled that “someone, who is a very established actor and director in this field, gave me very bad advice that was useful, because I simply knew I had to do the opposite.”
They advised, “Listen, you need to have three disagreements a day in order to gain respect on a set. Three key points that remind everyone of your authority, be the predator, and restore your power. That is the exact opposite of how I work. And none of that is what I desire.
Wilde provided an explanation for LaBeouf’s departure in a subsequent interview with Variety in August 2022. “I make this statement as a huge fan of his work. His approach did not support the ethics I require in my projects, she alleged.
Wilde continued in the interview by saying that she wished for Pugh to have the best relationship possible with her scene partner. After this incident, a lot of things regarding his behaviour came to light that truly bothered her.
“What we truly needed for our movie was a really positive spirit. My top objective was to make Florence feel comfortable and supported because, especially with a movie like this, I knew I would be asking Florence to be in incredibly vulnerable positions. Because I support restorative justice, I find myself wishing the [Shia] people health and progress.
Shia LaBeouf addressed the accusations, but did he?
Shortly after the publication of the interview, the Nymphomaniac actor disputed those assertions, informing the publication in a statement that he “left the picture owing to the lack of rehearsal time.” The Los Angeles native allegedly sent the O.C. alum emails that he claimed to have exchanged with him, writing, “You and I both know the reasons for my exit.
What was disclosed by Shia LaBeouf regarding his conflict with Olivia Wilde?
In addition to his email, the Peanut Butter Falcon actor shared Variety a leaked video that Wilde is said to have sent him in August 2020. She appeared to be alluding to LaBeouf’s exit from the film when she added, “I feel like I’m not ready to give up on this yet, and I too, am heartbroken and I want to work this out.”
Apparently referring to Pugh, the director said, “It was a bit of a wake-up call for Miss Flo,” and added that she was wondering whether he was “open to giving this a chance with me, with us.”
If she really commits, if she really puts her mind and heart into it at this point, and if you guys can make peace — and I respect your point of view, I respect her point of view — but if you guys can do it, what do you think?” Wilde said.
The Honey Boy actor was asked whether or not he believed there was “hope” before the Vinyl alum asked him to “let [her] know” his conclusion.
How Did Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles Get Along?
In addition to the rumoured feud between Wilde and LaBeouf, the director of Don’t Worry Darling and Styles were seen holding hands off the set in January 2021, two months after Wilde’s breakup with fiancé Jason Sudeikis.
At the time, a source exclusively revealed to Us Weekly that the couple grew close after working on the film. Before it was made public, “Olivia and Harry were able to keep their relationship under wraps for a little while,” the insider told us.
Although the tiny group of people who were on set with them every day finally discovered it, “they were very meticulous about it and even sleuthy at times.”
What centred the Florence Pugh pay disparity drama?
Wilde addressed the reports about a wage gap between Pugh and Styles, which many believed to be the reason for the rupture between the Little Women star and the New Yorker, during an interview with Variety in August 2022.
There’s a lot going on out there that I generally don’t pay attention to,” Wilde said. But what truly irritated me was the ridiculousness of made-up clickbait and the accompanying outrage about a nonexistent pay gap between our star and supporting performers.
She continued, “I’m a woman who has worked in this industry for over 20 years, and it’s something that I have fought for myself and others, especially as a director. Those assertions have no foundation at all.
In addition, debate over the movie’s promotion revealed potential differences in perceptions of how the actors were portrayed. For example, Wilde claimed that the sex scenes were “integral” to the plot while Pugh said she objected to them being the main focus of the trailer.
In an interview with Harpers Bazaar in August 2022, the Midsommar actress remarked, “When it’s down to your sex scenes, or to see the most renowned man in the world go down on someone, that’s not why we do it.”
“I don’t work in this field for that reason because [this movie] is bigger and better than that is just not what I will be talking about. And the people who created it are more significant and superior than that.