Olivia Wilde and Florence Pugh had ‘screaming match’ on set: report

Honey, maybe you should be worried now.

Rumors of a feud between Florence Pugh and Olivia Wilde were fueled on Friday after a source claimed the director and the actress got into a “screaming match” while filming Don’t Worry Honey.

An unnamed insider who reportedly spent “significant time” on the set of the psychological thriller claims to Vulture that in January 2021, a “disruptive argument” took place between Wilde, 38, and Pugh, 26, about three-quarters of the way into production.

Leading up to the alleged fight, Pugh grew frustrated with Wilde’s “frequent, inexplicable absences” – which may have had something to do with Wilde’s then-new relationship with Harry Styles, who also starred in the film.

“Olivia and Harry were just going to disappear,” the insider told the site.

Tensions eventually came to a head when the “screaming match” between Wilde and Pugh allegedly took place, according to the report.

Florence Pugh and Harry Styles "Don't worry, honey."
Wilde was said to “just disappear” from the set with her current boyfriend, Harry Styles, seen here with Pugh.
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Representatives for Wilde and Pugh did not immediately respond to Page Six’s requests for comment.

However, this isn’t the first time allegations of drama have surfaced on the set of Don’t Worry Baby.

After Wilde requested she fired Shia LaBeouf as the film’s male lead and replaced him with Styles, 28, to make sure Pugh felt “safe” and “supported,” the scandal-plagued Transformers actor, 36, released a series of emails via Variety in August, who claimed he was the one who left.

LaBeouf also sent a video he received from Wilde in which she begs him to stay in the film and appeared to insult Pugh, saying, “I think this might be a bit of a wake-up call for Miss Flo.”

Olivia Wilde on the red carpet.
Wilde was also rumored to have had drama with Shia LaBeouf.

Soon after, Pugh skipped a press conference to promote the film during the Venice Film Festival.

Wilde said at the conference that the Midsommar star was absent because she was in “production” on Dune: Part Two, but noted that Pugh was confirmed to join the cast on the red carpet later that evening .

However, Pugh also missed the New York premiere of “Don’t Worry Darling” on September 19.

“I understand there is friction, but I don’t know why,” a source said Rolling Stone earlier this month. “It’s pretty clear [Florence is] choosing not to be part of PR. It obviously doesn’t benefit Olivia to not be part of the PR. That should be Florence’s decision.

"Don't worry, honey" Red Carpet - 79th Venice International Film Festival

Pugh attended the film’s Venice premiere but missed other promotional events.


"Don't worry, honey" Red Carpet - 79th Venice International Film Festival

Pugh attended the film’s Venice premiere but missed other promotional events.


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However, a cinematographer who worked on Don’t Worry Baby, which opens in theaters on Friday, recently sought to debunk any claims of a feud.

“When I hear that there are rumors of acrimony on the set – I reject that. It wasn’t obvious at all, to be honest,” insisted Matthew Libatik the Hollywood Reporter’s “Behind the Screen” podcast.

“From my point of view, the stories are completely false when it comes to the set. I can’t talk about post-production at all.”


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