Dont Worry Darling's press tour has been a whirlwind in recent weeks, and the Olivia Wildes sophomore directing effort has just stepped things up a notch with the film's world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
Wilde dodged a question about absent star Florence Pugh and her alleged feud with the actress at the movie's press conference, at which Wilde was present alongside Harry Styles, Gemma Chan, and Chris Pine.
Florence is a force. We are so grateful she was able to join us tonight [for the red carpet, but not to answer questions], despite being in production on Dune. I know, as a director, how devastating it is to lose an actor for a day. Im very grateful to her, and to [Denis Villeneuve] for helping us. And I am honored to have her as our lead. Shes amazing.
I mean, the Internet feeds itself, despite all the tabloid gossip and all the noise out there. She added: I do not feel the need to contribute. I think the Internet is sufficiently nourished.
Pugh was expected to be able to see Dont Worry Darling tonight, but would be too late to participate in the press conference, according to Variety. When Shia LaBeouf sent journalists a video of Wilde attempting to lure him back to the shoot two days after he claims he resigned, she said that this production would serve as a wake-up call for her. LaBeouf claimed in a Variety cover story that Pugh was sacked due to his aggressive energy and his desire
Wilde had a journalist for The Hollywood Reporter contact Wilde about the actor, who has also premiered at Venice. But the media conference moderator provided by the Venice Film Festival itself shut down the question completely. It didnt need to be answered, according to the moderator, because the question was already answered on the internet.
Dont Worry Darling's full press conference can be seen below.