Florence Pugh is starring alongside Harry Styles in the film Don’t Worry Darling, which is directed by Olivia Wilde.
Wilde, who is dating the British musician and actor, was really excited to talk about the sex scenes she’s orchestrated in the film — but Pugh seemingly shaded Wilde and these scenes during a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar.
Pugh explained that she is not in the industry to be reduced to her sex scenes: “When it’s reduced to your sex scenes, or to watch the most famous man in the world go down on someone, it’s not why we do it. It’s not why I’m in this industry,” Florence said referring to a scene in the film.
Apparently it’s still shocking to see a man give a woman oral sex in film, which is just depressing.
“Obviously, the nature of hiring the most famous pop star in the world, you’re going to have conversations like that,” Wilde said. “That’s just not what I’m going to be discussing because [this movie is] bigger and better than that. And the people who made it are bigger and better than that.”
With all this, people on social media are speculating that Pugh is not happy with the way Wilde is promoting the film:
Fans have also noticed that Pugh is not promoting the film project on her social media pages as much as past work she has done.
In July, Wilde praised Pugh on Instagram and shared a photo from the shoot: “Watching this woman work was such a f*cking thrill! Cannot wait to show you more. @florencepugh.” Pugh did not respond to the post.
Additionally, Pugh praised crew members of the film once it wrapped in February 2021 in a lengthy Instagram post, but did not mention Wilde. In the new Harper’s Bazaar interview, Pugh reiterated her love for the crew and the nurses taking care of COVID protocols. Again, she did not mention Wilde.
“If I shout about one thing it’s that these people made that movie happen,” Florence said. “They came to work every day on time and fully respected the process.”
Perhaps pay inequality is one of the reasons Pugh seems displeased. Showbiz Galore reported that Styles was paid $2.5 million for his supporting role while Pugh only got $700,000 for being the lead.
Don’t Worry Darling is Wilde’s second film as a director. The story follows Alice, a young housewife in the 1950s, who begins to grow suspicious of her husband and their glamorous life.