His cast Don’t worry dear — well, most of the cast — showed up Monday night for a screening and to talk about the much-talked-about film in a Q&A before it hits theaters on Sept. 23.
Director and star Olivia Wilde, along with actors Harry Styles, Gemma Chan, Nick Kroll, Sydney Chandler, Kate Berlant, Asif Ali, Douglas Smith and Dita Von Teese appeared at AMC Lincoln Square 13 in New York for an event that was broadcast in theaters all over the country. Although actors Florence Pugh and Chris Pine were not expected to attend, many locations were sold out.
Pugh, who is rumored to have fallen out with Wilde, has previously skipped press events. Wilde explained that Pugh is busy with the upcoming Dune sequel, but Pugh has publicly criticized the way the film is being promoted, fueling rumors of controversy.
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For whatever reason, Pugh and other cast members did not attend the film’s Friday premiere at the 70th San Sebastian International Film Festival, where Wilde wore a dazzling, backless emerald gown by Valentino. That’s it Booksmart The director was the sole representative of the film there.
The whole cast He made join Wilde when Don’t worry dear screened at the Venice Film Festival on September 5. However, Pugh did not attend a press conference or photo call beforehand, and the women stayed separate on the red carpet.
Wilde then commented on stories of unrest on the set.
“As for all the endless tabloid gossip and all the noise out there, I mean, the Internet feeds itself,” he said. “I don’t feel the need to contribute. I think he’s feeding himself pretty well.” For what it’s worth, Wilde played the “wildly talented” Pugh in a magazine interview earlier this month.
While the film received a five-minute standing ovation in Venice, even that event was met with drama after video of Styles appearing to spit on Pine went viral. Both Styles and Pine denied that spirting was what had happened.
According Rolling rock, two production sources said problems started between the women around the same time Wilde and Styles started dating in 2020. Two other sources told the magazine the rumors were unfounded. “Do I think she and Flo hate each other? Absolutely not. Was it fun and enjoyable on set? Absolutely.” a source said. “It was [Wilde and Styles overtly] romantic, or did she favor him? No. He was very professional.”
The film opens everywhere on Friday.