“When it comes to all the endless tabloid gossip, the internet feeds on itself. I don’t feel the need to contribute to it,” says Olivia Wilde.
Olivia Wilde and (a part) of her don’t worry darling The cast appeared at a press conference ahead of the premiere at the Venice Film Festival, where the director dodged – and the moderator shut down – questions about the controversies surrounding the upcoming film.
While Harry Styles, Chris Pine and Gemma Chan were present for the press conference, star Florence Pugh was notably absent, who did little in terms of promotion don’t worry darling amid the rumors, she was unhappy with Wilde and Styles’ on-set relationship, as well as revealing the true nature of Shia LaBeouf’s exit from the film; Pugh – currently touring Dune: part 2would be attending tonight’s party don’t worry darling red carpet event.
Asked about Pugh’s absence from the press conference, Wilde replied (Going through The Hollywood Reporter), “Florence is a force. We’re so thankful she’s able to make it tonight [for the red carpet]. I am grateful to him and to [Dune director Denis Villeneuve] to help us. I can’t say how honored I am to have him as a leader.
The director continued, “As with all endless tabloid gossip, the internet feeds on itself. I don’t feel the need to contribute. I think he is sufficiently well fed.
The Hollywood Reporter then attempted to ask about LaBeouf’s departure — he was initially cast as Styles, but was either fired (as Wilde claimed) or quit (as LaBeouf proved) — the panel moderator closed the question, saying Wilde “already answered that” when it comes to “internet noise.”
Styles – who wrote a key piece of music for the psychological drama – answered a self-fueled internet and social media question, noting that “there are a lot of downsides, they’re pretty obvious to everything. the world. But it’s always important to remember that there are also positive things happening in the world because of it.
After its premiere in Venice tonight, don’t worry darling opens Sept. 23 in theaters nationwide.