Olivia Wilde criticizes rumors about her feud with Florence Pugh
Olivia Wilde is clearing up rumors about her alleged feud with Florence Pugh.
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Olivia Wilde shuts down feud rumors with Florence Pugh
Olivia Wilde recently sat down with Variety magazine. During the interview, the director addressed all the ongoing rumors about her upcoming film, Don’t Worry Darling.
More recently, speculation has surfaced suggesting there might be animosity between Wilde and Don’t Worry Darling actress Florence Pugh.
Pugh is reportedly unhappy with Wilde’s relationships with Harry Styles, who also stars as the film’s title character.
However, Wilde took to the platform to clarify and share: “The production bubble brought us so close.”
She added, “She was really a big supporter of him as someone who was newer to a film set.” And he was a great support for her, as someone she understood that her film was hers.
The House alumna further mentioned that she wanted Pugh to star in her upcoming second film as a director.
Wilde was reportedly impressed by Pugh’s performance in the 2019 horror film Midsommar.
The 38-year-old actress shared: “I was blown away by her.”
He noted, “I loved the movie, but I loved her. I was like, ‘Well, she’s extraordinary. She’s clearly the most exciting young actress working today.’
More on the alleged feud between Olivia Wilde and Florence Pugh
Rumors began to surface when a TikTok user noticed in a video that Florence Pugh is not promoting ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ on her social media like her co-stars.
Additionally, Pugh did not post about the film even when the second trailer was released on July 21. However, he did upload details of his next project with Christopher Nolan for the Oppenheimer movie.
Also, in an article, it was said that Harry Styles was allegedly paid three times the salary of the Lady Macbeth actress in the film.
Wilde stated during the interview, “There have been a lot of things that I largely don’t pay attention to.” But the absurdity of the invented clickbait and the subsequent backlash regarding a nonexistent pay disparity between our lead and supporting cast really bothered me.”
She went on to say: ‘I am a woman who has been in this business for over 20 years, and it is something that I have fought for myself and for others, especially as a director. There is absolutely no validity to those claims.