Olivia Wilde advises, “don’t pay heed” to stage rumours.
“Don’t Worry, Darling,” starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles as a suburban conspiratorial couple, has been discussed for months.
Olivia Wilde fired Shia LaBeouf before FKA Twigs’ sexual abuse charges, and now she’s dating his successor, Styles. Pugh seems to differ with Wilde on the film’s message on female sexuality, generating rumours of a “Don’t Worry, Darling” dispute.
There’s also the rumour that Styles got paid three times as much as Pugh. Showbiz Galore said that Pugh made $700,000 and Styles $2.5 million. Warner Bros. did not comment on their pay.
Variety’s cover piece on Wilde refuted the claims. Wilde always wanted Pugh to portray Alice, one half of the film’s romance. Wilde passed on the role to go younger.
Wilde first saw Pugh in 2019’s “Midsommar.”
Wilde exclaimed, “She blew me away.” “I loved the movie and her. I thought, “She’s amazing.” She’s today’s most intriguing young actress. “
Wilde denied wage disparities.
The “Booksmart” director commented, “There’s a lot I don’t notice.” The silliness of the headlines and the reaction to a nonexistent wage gap between our star and supporting performers disturbed me. I’ve fought for myself and others in this profession for over 20 years, notably as a director. Those claims are false. “
Wilde said, “Celebrity gossip is interesting as a distraction from the world’s pains.” Escapism is a very human quality, yearning for something to anaesthetize terrible reality. I don’t blame people for wanting escape, but the tabloids pit women against each other and condemn them.
Wilde thinks that we all work together to put down women, especially when we criticise female artists and filmmakers.
I don’t want pity. My life’s amazing. Wilde said, “I’m happy.” “I wish we could break the cycle of bullying and hatred for the good of society.” We’ve lost empathy and don’t trust others, especially women. Why do we presume the worst of women?