Don’t Worry Darling Cinematographer Says Movie Set Was “Most Harmonious” He’s Ever Played

Don’t Worry Darling Cinematographer Says Movie Set Was “Most Harmonious” He’s Ever Played

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Matthew Libatique attends the AFI Conservatory's 50th Anniversary Celebration at Greystone Mansion on September 19, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Michael Kovac/FilmMagic for AFI)

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 19: Matthew Libatique attends the AFI Conservatory’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at Greystone Mansion on September 19, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/FilmMagic for AFI)

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The Don’t worry dear The film set was perfect to work on, according to cinematographer Matthew Libatique.

While speaking at The Hollywood Reporter is behind the screen podcast, Libatique shared his experience working on the upcoming psychological thriller directed by Olivia Wilde.

“That was probably the most harmonious set I’ve ever been on,” he said. “Olivia built a team that believed in her and believed in everyone on set.”

“When you hear rumors of acrimony on set, I dismiss it. It wasn’t apparent at all,” he continued.

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Alluding to the off-screen drama surrounding the film, Libatique added, “Whatever happened happened long after I left and started doing something else.”

“I never witnessed anything and felt nothing,” noted the two-time Oscar nominee. “You know, you get the feeling that something might be going on and I didn’t feel anything.”

VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: (L-R) Arianne Phillips, guest, Katie Silberman, Miri Yoon, Gemma Chan, Harry Styles, Sydney Chandler, director Olivia Wilde, Chris Pine, Florence Pugh, Nick Kroll, Matthew Libatique and Roy Lee the

VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 05: (L-R) Arianne Phillips, guest, Katie Silberman, Miri Yoon, Gemma Chan, Harry Styles, Sydney Chandler, director Olivia Wilde, Chris Pine, Florence Pugh, Nick Kroll, Matthew Libatique and Roy Lee the

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Don’t worry dear Starring Harry Styles and Florence Pugh as Jack and Alice, a young couple living in the seemingly perfect companionship town of Victory, California, in the 1950s. As cracks begin to appear in their idyllic community, Alice becomes obsessed with nature of her husband’s work. Shia LaBeouf was originally set to play Jack, but in September 2020 it was revealed that the actor, 36, had dropped out of the film and Styles, 28, had signed on in his place.

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From LaBeouf’s casting shakeup to Wilde’s romance with Styles, the film has been making headlines since it was announced in July 2019.

During the conversation with THRLibatique also said that Wilde, 38, “has something really special” as a filmmaker, adding that she is “super visual and open and likes to take risks.”

Meanwhile, when talking about Pugh, 26, he said: “She could do anything.”

The film is Wilde’s second directorial venture after 2019 Booksmartand the actress-turned-director has been open about the pressure she’s facing with her sophomore film.

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“It’s harder for women to get a second chance at directing,” Wilde said Variety. “Fewer people will invest in a woman’s second film than a man.”

Don’t worry dear hits theaters September 23.

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