Harry Styles’ mom defends ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ after cast drama

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Harry Styles’ mother, Anne Twist, defended her son’s new film “Don’t Worry Darling” amid ongoing buzz of behind-the-scenes drama.

“If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all,” Twist wrote on her Instagram Story on Thursday seemingly in response to people criticizing the movie in her comments section the day before.

“I’m astounded and saddened by the vitriolic comments on here to be honest. I enjoyed a film. If it’s not your cup of tea don’t go…”

She continued, “If you don’t like me .. please don’t follow me. Simple.”

While the movie hasn’t received great reviews from critics, Twist raved about the film after seeing it with a group of friends on Wednesday.

“First time in the French cinema .. first day showing .. ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ you were excellent!,” she wrote on Instagram. “Really enjoyed from start to finish. Well done @oliviawilde and team for drawing us in, well done baby @harrystyles for being a fabulous Jack. Very proud as usual 😊 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼.”

While some of her 2.6 million followers critiqued the movie itself, others called out the mother of two for not commenting on Florence Pugh’s performance.

Another handful of comments focused on 28-year-old Styles’ controversial relationship with Wilde — which allegedly caused a rift on set with Pugh, 26.

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Twist told Styles fans to stop following her if they weren’t going to be kind.
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Rumors started swirling earlier this year that the show’s cast was having some behind-the-scenes issues when Pugh— who is usually active online— didn’t post any promos for the film on her social media pages.

Things took a turn last month when Wilde, 38, claimed to have fired Shia LaBeouf from the film in an effort to protect the “Little Women” actress — which a leaked video later contradicted.

The cast of "Don't Worry Darling."
Shia LaBeouf was originally slated to star in the film.
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However, the actress-turned-director’s story isn’t wavering as she told Stephen Colbert on Wednesday that LaBeouf gave her an “ultimatum.”

“We had to replace Shia. He is a fantastic actor, but it wasn’t gonna work,” she said on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” “When he gave me the ultimatum of, you know, him or Florence, I chose Florence.”

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“Don’t Worry Darling” hits theaters on Sept. 23.
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Although LaBeouf claims he quit the film, Wilde said, “That was him feeling he was stepping away and me feeling like we were moving on without him.”

“Don’t Worry Darling” hits theaters Friday, Sept. 23.


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