Olivia Wilde shuts down rumours of Florence Pugh fall out on 'Don't Worry Darling'

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Don't Worry Darling (Warner Bros.)
Olivia Wilde and Florence Pugh made Don't Worry Darling together. (Warner Bros.)

Olivia Wilde has rubbished gossip about her neglecting Florence Pugh on the set of her film Don't Worry Darling.

The star, 38, directed The Falling actor Pugh in the psychological thriller and there has been talk about some sort of falling out.

One rumour is that Wilde was so enamoured with cast member Harry Styles – who she is now dating – that she didn't focus much on Pugh.

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However, she has now told Vanity Fair that she and Pugh actually "worked very well together".

(From L) US actor Chris Pine, US director and actress Olivia Wilde, Sydney Chandler and British singer and actor Harry Styles arrive on September 5, 2022 for the screening of the film
Olivia Wilde is dating Harry Styles. (AFP via Getty Images)

She said: “It is very rare that people assume the best from women in power. I think they don’t often give us the benefit of the doubt.

"Florence did the job I hired her to do, and she did it exquisitely. She blew me away. Every day I was in awe of her, and we worked very well together.”

Don't Worry Darling (Warner Bros.)
Harry Styles stars in the movie. (Warner Bros.)

Wilde said she also thought it was "ironic" that the topic was being discussed, given that her film deals with the power of women and how easy it is to take a woman's power by using other females to shame them.

Don't Worry Darling has become one of the year's most-talked about films.

As well as the speculation about Wilde and Pugh, there has been a lot of gossip about Styles replacing Shia LaBeouf.

Director Olivia Wilde, from left, Chris Pine and Florence Pugh pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Don't Worry Darling' during the 79th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Olivia Wilde with the film's stars Chris Pine and Florence Pugh. (Invision/AP)

The Transformers star was originally part of the movie but Styles took over his role, and there have been different versions of how and why he left.

And Wilde's split from actor Jason Sudeikis - which saw her served custody papers on behalf of Sudeikis while appearing on stage at CinemaCon in Las Vegas to promote the movie - has also had quite a lot of attention.

Shia LaBeouf arrives at the 23rd Annual Hollywood Film Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, Sunday, November 3, 2019.
Shia LaBeouf was originally part of the film. (PA)

There was more drama this month when there were claims that Styles spat on his co-star Chris Pine at the Venice Film Festival.

Read more: Harry Styles accused of spitting on co-star Chris Pine

However, Pine's rep told People it was "a ridiculous story – a complete fabrication and the result of an odd online illusion".

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