The spit seen all over the world? Don’t Worry Darling initially stirred up curiosity in its mysterious plot — but it surely was the behind-the-scenes drama that turned a fair greater subject of dialog between followers and forged members alike.
In September 2022, the film’s promotional tour left followers with questions after Florence Pugh opted out of doing press at Venice Film Festival amid rumors of pressure between her and Olivia Wilde. After arriving to the occasion from the Dune 2 set, Pugh skipped interviews and reunited together with her costars on the crimson carpet.
At the time, Wilde tried to close down rumors of a rift, telling reporters, “Florence is a force, and we are so grateful that she’s able to make it tonight despite being in production on Dune. I know, as a director, how disruptive it is to lose an actor even for a day, so I’m very grateful to her, to [Dune director] Denis Villeneuve for helping us. And we’re really thrilled we’ll get to celebrate her work tonight. I can’t say enough how honored I am to have her as our lead. She’s amazing in the film.”
The hypothesis took an surprising flip when a now-viral video from the movie’s screening seemingly confirmed Harry Styles spitting on Chris Pine. The Princess Diaries 2 star shut down the claims, along with his rep telling Us Weekly in a press release, “This is a ridiculous story — a complete fabrication and the result of an odd online illusion that is clearly deceiving and allows for foolish speculation.”
Pine’s costars, nevertheless, had enjoyable with the rumors when Nick Kroll joked that he deliberate the complete state of affairs for consideration.
“The movie, if you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a thriller, and I think the less you know about the movie going in the better so that when you’re watching it it’s all new and surprising,” he advised Jimmy Fallon throughout an interview that very same month. “So I decided let’s make a lot of buzz around the film but not about the film itself, right? I’m the puppeteer.”
The comic, who performed Wilde’s onscreen husband within the thriller, beforehand saved the temper gentle whereas selling Don’t Worry Darling. After his look on the Venice Film Festival, Kroll supplied a glimpse at his expertise.
“POV: pulling up to the @dontworrydarlin premiere as just a supporting actor,” he stated in a TikTok video which confirmed him driving into the occasion whereas followers stood exterior. In the clip, the actor might be heard joking, “Not who you want, ladies. Sorry, not Harry, not Olivia, not Florence. … Hi, you don’t know me. Nope, nope, nope.”
While heading to the press convention, Kroll and costar Sydney Chandler continued to seek out the humor as onlookers peered into the automotive home windows. “But hey, [we’re] Nick and Syd!” she added. “Pretty f–king cool. You don’t know [us], but we’re pretty f–king cool.”
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