Because the premiere of their cinematic collaboration approaches, the obvious feud between Olivia Wilde and Florence Pugh has solely gotten hotter.
Olivia has tried to maintain up appearances whereas Florence ducked her on social media, declined to be interviewed for her massive Selection puff piece, and at last — most surprisingly — managed to get out of doing ANY PRESS AT ALL for Don’t Fear Darling!
Matthew Belloni is a former editor of The Hollywood Reporter, so the person has sources. And in his newest piece for Puck, he’s utilizing them! Belloni claims to have gotten the grime from a number of sources from the set of the hotly debated film for Sunday evening’s “What I’m Listening to” publication. And so they’re corroborating the story from final month that Florence wasn’t comfortable about her director’s romance with Harry Types! As you’ll recall, a supply informed Web page Six in July:
“I can inform you for a incontrovertible fact that Flo seeing Olivia and Harry throughout one another on set didn’t go down effectively as Olivia was nonetheless with Jason when she first attached with Harry.”
Belloni says he was informed repeatedly the Woman Macbeth star wasn’t cool with Wilde “disappearing so typically along with her main man.” Three separate sources informed him it wasn’t simply apparent the 2 had been having an affair throughout taking pictures, it even triggered delays when nobody might discover them! Yikes.
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Witnesses even claimed to have seen Oscar nominee Florence and her director having a “tense” convo about it. It didn’t assist that Olivia, per these sources, was a really robust director and ran a good ship with everybody — besides Harry.
This alleged favoritism was particularly noteworthy when it got here to COVID protocols. These are SO robust on units proper now. Heck, generally it looks like they’re the one place nonetheless taking the pandemic significantly. However holding a film insured means holding everybody protected, together with from the coronavirus. So one case means everybody has to isolate and the film has to close down. Nowhere greater than on a film manufacturing does the outdated “time is cash” adage ring more true. So Olivia reportedly warned her solid and crew in opposition to going to any crowded occasions all through the manufacturing — however then she and Harry had been photographed attending a marriage collectively in January! Contemplating filming didn’t wrap on the film till February, effectively… it’s no marvel, as Belloni was informed, it appeared to these engaged on the movie that when it got here to all issues Wildstyles, the principles had been out the window.
As for Olivia’s different feud, the one with Shia LaBeouf, effectively, that blew up final week as he offered receipts proving she was mendacity about having fired him. And it solely made friction between Olivia and “Miss Flo,” as she known as her star in that video, extra clear. Sadly for Miss Liv, Belloni says he is aware of for sure extra leaks are coming that aren’t gonna do any favors for the Cowboys and Aliens star. Nonetheless, Belloni notes — in response to polling — consciousness for Don’t Fear Darling has gone up from 17% to 21% amid all of this free, albeit icky, publicity. So possibly this all isn’t as a lot of an own-goal because it seems like in any case? Then once more, because the execs who put Morbius into theaters TWICE discovered the arduous means, folks speaking about your film doesn’t essentially equal folks going to see your film!
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