Olivia Wilde and Florence Pugh allegedly fell out with each other while filming Don’t Worry Darling as the director often disappeared with her boyfriend Harry Styles, a report claims.
Although Wilde, 38, has previously denied any animosity between her and Pugh, 26, a bombshell new report suggests otherwise, with sources claiming Vulture that the tension between the two stars reached its peak on the set.
“Olivia and Harry would just disappear,” an insider told the publication.
The Booksmart director and Styles, 28, were first linked romantically in January 2021 after getting close on the set of Don’t Worry Darling in September 2020.
Oliva Wilde and Florence Pugh ‘got into a shouting match’ on the set of Don’t Worry Darling… as director allegedly continues to get away with Harry Styles
According to an unnamed insider on the film, Pugh and Wilde fell out over Wilde’s “frequent, inexplicable absences” from the set, leading to a “shouting match” between the two women.
Their apparent feud came to light last month when Wilde called Pugh “Miss Flo” and said she needed a “wake-up” during the film’s rehearsal period in a leaked video to actor Shia LaBeouf.
The report even claims that the feud between the pair got so bad that it was taken to the highest-ranking Warner Bros. executive at the time — Tobey Emmerich — to play peacemaker.
Awkward: Olivia Wilde and Florence Pugh allegedly fell out with each other while filming ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ (pictured in the film)
Emmerich is said to have facilitated a “lengthy negotiation process” to ensure that Pugh would stick with the project after filming wrapped and that she would be around to promote it.
As previously reported, Pugh has largely stepped back from her promotional duties for the film, appearing at the Venice premiere but little else — she recently skipped the New York premiere, a strange move for a lead actress.
They also did little to diffuse the drama in Venice, as it appeared cameramen went to great lengths to keep the two actresses apart during the photocall for the event.
Separated: Olivia was spotted at the film’s premiere in Venice but didn’t appear to have any public interaction with her co-star Florence (pictured behind her with Gemma Chan)