Florence Pugh arrives in Venice after skipping ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ press conference

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Miss Flo hath arrived.

Florence Pugh made her highly anticipated arrival at the Venice Film Festival Monday to attend the “Don’t Worry Darling” premiere amid copious amounts of drama surrounding her rumored feud with Olivia Wilde.

The “Little Women” star, who flew from Budapest where she is filming “Dune 2, “skipped out on the film’s press conference and photo call, but landed in Italy in time for the premiere.

“I’m here. With Granzo Pat,” Pugh, 26, captioned a photo of her walking with her grandmother.

Dressed in purple Valentino for her headline-making arrival, Pugh also shared a photo of her sitting in a glam chair in front of Valentino cosmetics.

During the press conference, Wilde addressed Pugh’s absence but refused to engage with questions regarding her fallout with Shia LaBeouf.

“Florence is a force, we are so grateful that she is able to make it tonight despite being in production,” Wilde, 38, said. “As for all the endless tabloid gossip and noise out there, the internet feeds itself. I don’t feel I need to contribute to it.”

Florence Pugh in a purple crop top and shorts
Florence Pugh makes her highly anticipated arrival at the Venice Film Festival.
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Initially, LaBeouf was cast in the role that ultimately would go to Harry Styles. Although the former “House” star claimed she fired the “Honey Boy” actor, video of Wilde begging LaBeouf not to leave the production leaked.

“I wanted to reach out because I feel like I’m not ready to give up on this yet,” Wilde said. “I, too, am heartbroken, and I want to figure this out.”

Wilde then alluded to a rift between LaBeouf and Pugh, though neither has publicly addressed it.

“I think this might be a bit of a wake-up call for Miss Flo, and I want to know if you’re open to giving this a shot with me, with us,” Wilde said.

LaBeouf, 36, who is on a road to redemption, also denied being fired from the role.

“You and I both know the reasons for my exit,” LeBeouf wrote to the filmmaker. “I quit your film because your actors and I couldn’t find time to rehearse.”

He asked Wilde to “correct the narrative,” adding, “Firing me never took place, Olivia. And while I fully understand the attractiveness of pushing that story because of the current social landscape, the social currency that brings. It is not the truth.”


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