The drama surrounding the Venice Film Festival premiere of “Don’t Worry Darling” continues as new details emerge about the tension between actresses Florence Pugh and Olivia Wilde.
According to Variety co-editor-in-chief Ramin Setoodeh, Pugh “refused to make eye contact” with Wilde during the movie’s four-minute standing ovation.
Setoodeh posted a video of the moment on Twitter, which has since gone viral.
— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) September 5, 2022
This incident marks the first time Pugh and Wilde have been seen together since a leaked phone call between Wilde and Shia LaBeouf was made public.
In the call, Wilde can be heard saying, “I feel like I’m not ready to give up on this yet, and I, too, am heartbroken and I want to figure this out.”
“You know, I think this might be a bit of a wake-up call for Miss Flo, and I want to know if you’re open to giving this a shot with me, with us.
“If she really commits, if she really puts her mind and heart into it at this point and if you guys can make peace—and I respect your point of view, I respect hers—but if you guys can do it, what do you think? Is there hope? Will you let me know?”
This phone call has added fuel to the fire of the reported drama and tension between Pugh and Wilde.
The two actresses have not publicly commented on the situation, but the body language seen in the standing ovation video speaks volumes.
The tension between Pugh and Wilde is just the latest in a series of awkward moments at the “Don’t Worry Darling” premiere.
Earlier in the evening, Harry Styles was accused of spitting on Chris Pine.