Florence Pugh uploaded a detailed post to her Instagram on Friday to commemorate her latest film, Don’t Worry Darling, amid recent drama and rumors of feuds surrounding the project.
The 26-year-old actress thanked those involved in bringing the film to life, adding that “the film was such an epic story.”
The post came shortly after a source revealed to Vulture that both the actress and director Olivia Wilde, 38, would have “screaming matches” on the film’s set.
The Little Women star uploaded a series of behind-the-scenes photos to give a little taste of what the set looked like when the film was made.
In the caption, she gushed, “We met so many talented people, visited some crazy places, worked hard in the desert dust and looked good doing it.”
Florence offered a quick shout out to the hair and makeup team who created the stunning looks for the film.
She then took the time to express her gratitude to the devoted fans who “bought tickets and those who have already seen it.”
Florence explained the amazing experience she always has when she sees a movie come to life on the big screen.
“Whenever I see immersive movie moments on giant screens, I always remind myself that there’s a boom just inches away from the frame I’m looking at,” she typed, adding, “Or markings on the floor directly.” under the hips of the actors.”
The Midsommar actress expressed the memorable long days she spent on set with the other cast and talented crew.
“It’s insane to think that every setup and every scene takes a big chunk of a day to execute, and with this one… there was a lot to execute!”
The beauty concluded the post by saying how “grateful” she is to be part of “such a big epic story”. During the small tribute, Florence didn’t mention Olivia.
Filming on Don’t Worry Darling began mid-pandemic in 2020 and wrapped a year later in February 2021.
Shortly before the film’s special premiere and screening at the Venice Film Festival in early September, a drama centered around the cast emerged.
There have been claims that Shia LaBeouf was fired from the production, which the actor adamantly denies. He was originally meant to play the character of Jack but was replaced by Harry Styles.
According to Variety, emails Shia sent to Olivia showed the Transformers actor writing, “You and I both know the reasons for my exit. I left your film because your actors and I could not find time to rehearse.’
On the other hand, Olivia claimed to the publication that he was fired, adding, “His trial was not conducive to the ethos I demand in my productions.”
Just ahead of Florence’s Instagram tribute to the psychological thriller, sources recently informed Vulture that during production, Florence and Olivia were anything but paradise.
According to an unnamed insider for the film, Pugh and Wilde clashed over Wild’s “frequent, unexplained absences” from set, leading to a “screaming match” between the two women. “Olivia and Harry would just disappear,” an insider added to the publication.
The apparent feud came to light last month when Wilde referred to Pugh as “Miss Flo” and said she needed a “wake-up call” during the film’s rehearsal period, in a leaked video to actor Shia LaBeouf.
The report even claims that the argument between the two got so bad that it was taken to Warner Bros.’s then-most senior manager – Toby Emmerich – who had to play the peacemaker.
Emmerich reportedly facilitated a “long negotiation process” to ensure Pugh would stick with the project after filming was completed and ensure she would be there to promote it.
However, as previously reported, Pugh significantly backed down from her publicity duties on the film, performing at the Venice premiere but doing little else – and recently skipping the New York premiere, an odd move for a leading actor.
Wilde also failed to diffuse the drama in Venice, as it appeared the handlers went to great lengths to keep both actresses apart during the photo op for the event.