Olivia Wilde brings ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ to Venice, dismisses ‘endless tabloid gossip’ about the film. CNN



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olivia wilde upcoming movie “Don’t Worry Darling” took center stage at the Venice Film Festival on Monday.

During a press conference for the upcoming thriller, Wilde, who directs and stars in the film in a supporting role, was asked about the project’s star, Florence Pugh. Pugh was absent from the press conference due to her commitments to “Doon: Part Two,” but she will attend the premiere screening of “Don’t Worry Darling” at the festival Monday night.

“Florence is a force,” said Wilde. “We are so grateful that he is able to make it tonight despite being in production on ‘Doon’. I know as a director how disruptive it is to lose an actor even for a day, so I am his So grateful, so grateful to Denis Villeneuve (director of ‘Dune: Part Two’) for helping us out, and we’re really thrilled that we get to celebrate his work tonight.”

“I can’t say enough how honored I am to have him as my lead. He is amazing in the film,” Wilde said.

The director was asked about reports that he and Pugh have experienced a rift.

“For all the endless tabloid gossip and all the noise out there, I mean, the internet feeds on itself,” Wilde said. “I don’t feel the need to contribute. I think it’s nourished enough.”

A moderator for the press conference redirected the conversation when a reporter asked Wilde a question about actor Shia LaBeouf, who had originally been cast to play alongside Pugh in a role, the singer and actor. Harry went to Styles, he said, “I think the question has been answered,”

LaBeouf recently backed down from reporting that he had been let go from the project. According to a report in the media, he left the film as he did not feel that the actors were given enough time to rehearse. Diversity.

‘Don’t Worry Darling’ also stars Gemma Chan and Chris Pine.

styles, who is currently performing on a world tour, was asked about his future plans to appear on screen. The “As It Was” singer said that he takes his own life “day by day”.

“Making music is a really personal thing and there are aspects of acting where you’re drawing from experience but pretending to play someone else for the most part,” Stiles said. “That’s what I find funniest about it.”

“Don’t Worry Darling” is being distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, which is owned by CNN’s parent company. The film will premiere in Venice on Monday night and will hit theaters on September 23.