Olivia Wilde and Florence Pugh had ‘screaming match’ on set: report

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Darling, you may need to worry now.

Rumors of feud between Florence Pugh and Olivia Wilde were fueled Friday after a source claimed the director and actress got into a “screaming match” while filming “Don’t Worry Darling.”

An unnamed insider who reportedly spent “significant time” on the set of the psychological thriller claimed to Vulture that a “blowout argument” took place between Wilde, 38, and Pugh, 26, in January 2021, about three-quarters of the way into production.

Leading up to the alleged fight, Pugh reportedly grew frustrated with Wilde’s “frequent, unexplained absences” — which may have had something to do with Wilde’s then-new relationship with Harry Styles, who also stars in the film.

“Olivia and Harry would just disappear,” the insider claimed to the site.

The tension eventually came to a head when the “screaming match” between Wilde and Pugh allegedly occurred, according to the report.

Florence Pugh and Harry Styles in "Don't Worry Darling."
Wilde allegedly “would just disappear” from set with her now-boyfriend, Harry Styles, seen here with Pugh.
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Reps for Wilde and Pugh did not immediately return Page Six’s requests for comment.

However, this is not the first time allegations of drama on the “Don’t Worry Darling” set have come out.

After Wilde claimed she fired Shia LaBeouf as the film’s male lead and replaced him with Styles, 28, to make sure Pugh felt “safe” and “supported,” the scandal-plagued “Transformers” actor, 36, released a series of emails via Variety in August that claimed he was the one who walked away. 

LaBeouf also sent a video he received from Wilde, in which she begged him to stay on the film and appeared to slight Pugh, saying, “I think this might be a bit of a wake-up call for Miss Flo.”

Olivia Wilde on a red carpet.
Wilde was also rumored to have had drama with Shia LaBeouf.
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Soon after, Pugh skipped a press conference to promote the movie during the Venice Film Festival.

Wilde claimed at the conference that the “Midsommar” star was absent because she was in “production” on “Dune: Part Two” but noted Pugh was confirmed to join the cast on the red carpet later that night.

However, Pugh also skipped out on the New York City premiere of “Don’t Worry Darling” on Sept. 19.

“From what I understand, there is friction, but I don’t know why,” a source told Rolling Stone earlier this month. “It’s pretty clear [Florence is] choosing not to be a part of the PR. It’s clearly not beneficial to Olivia to not have her be a part of the PR. It has to be a Florence decision.”

Pugh attended the movie’s Venice Film Festival premiere but skipped other promotional events.

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"Don't Worry Darling" Red Carpet - 79th Venice International Film Festival

Pugh attended the movie’s Venice Film Festival premiere but skipped other promotional events.

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However, a cinematographer who worked on “Don’t Worry Darling,” which hit theaters Friday, recently tried to debunk any feud claims.

“When I hear that there are rumors of acrimony on the set — I reject it. It wasn’t apparent at all, to be honest,” Matthew Libatique insisted on the Hollywood Reporter’s “Behind the Screen” podcast.

“From my standpoint, the stories are completely untrue when it comes to being on set. I can’t speak to post-production at all.”


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