Florence Pugh will not attend the Don’t Worry Darling press conference at the Venice Film Festival on Monday, but not because of a rumoured feud with Olivia Wilde.
According to reports, the Lady Macbeth star was never going to be at the conference due to her flight from the set of the Dune sequel not getting in until at least an hour after it is due to start.
state that Florence, however, will walk the red carpet as well as participate in the photo call. They also claim that she will watch the film with her co-stars, including Olivia and Harry.
Florence won’t be sticking around for too long as she’s expected to be back on set on Tuesday morning, they add.
Don’t Worry Darling has been at the centre of a media storm in recent days after reports that filmmaker Olivia and actress Florence clashed behind the scenes.
Speculation amped up further when it was claimed that the Marvel star had limited her promotion of the film to the Venice Film Festival premiere.
Despite reports, Olivia had nothing but praise for the actress and sung her praises during a recent interview.
‘She’s ferociously talented,’ she said of Florence. ‘She was so dogged in her pursuit of the most authentic version of every moment.
‘She also knew that my real goal was to create a love story that felt so sincere between her and Harry that people would be incapable of not falling for them as a couple. It had to be a love that felt real – it had to be passionate, but textured.
‘I wanted so badly to have a nuanced, layered relationship that people would buy into despite knowing at times in the film that they shouldn’t. Even when the movie suggests you should question them, I wanted you to fight it.’
When the first trailer for Don’t Worry Darling was released in May, it showed a scintillating moment in which Florence and Harry’s characters engage in oral sex on a dining room table – and it was all fans on social media could talk about.
Florence recently refused to speak about the scene and criticised viewers for reducing the film to just one sex scene in an interview.
‘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,’ she told .
‘Obviously, the nature of hiring the most famous pop star in the world, you’re going to have conversations like that.
‘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.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted Florence’s rep for comment.