Florence Pugh shut down questions about Don’t Worry Darling during her new interview with Vanity Fair on Wednesday.
The actress, 27, starred alongside Harry Styles, 29 in the movie and when asked about fan frenzy surrounding her 2022 film, Florence told Vanity Fair: ‘Ideally I don’t really want to be going down the Don’t Worry Darling conversation.
‘Because this whole release for The Wonder has been so positive and I’ve been really excited to talk about that.
‘I don’t really feel the need to go into the nitty-gritty details of Don’t Worry Darling. So if it’s okay, I’ll probably just let that one sit.’
It follows reports Florence was unhappy with her co-star and director Olivia Wilde because of the way her relationship began with her now-ex, Harry Styles.
‘I don’t feel the need to go into the nitty-gritty of it’: Florence Pugh shut down Don’t Worry Darling questions and said she prefers to talk about new movie role because it was ‘so positive’
Awkward! It follows reports Florence was unhappy with her co-star and director Olivia Wilde because of the way her relationship began with her now-ex, Harry Styles (Florence, right, and director Olivia Wilde, left)
In the film, Harry and Florence play a married couple in the sexually charged film, which tells the story of a 1950s housewife living with her husband in a Utopian experimental community. Olivia appears as a character called Bunny.
Olivia and Jason, 46, got engaged in 2012 and share children Otis, eight, and Daisy, five.
But there is some confusion over timings because Olivia and the Ted Lasso star were thought to have split in November 2020.
Olivia made headlines with Harry in January 2021, when they were photographed holding hands at his manager’s wedding.
While it’s never been confirmed that Olivia and Harry’s romance began while she was still engaged to Jason, Page Six have reported that Florence has fallen out with Olivia over the coupling.
An insider told the site: ‘Flo seeing Olivia and Harry all over each other on set did not go down well as Olivia was still with Jason when she first hooked up with Harry.’
At the time, sources claimed the relationship with Harry was the main reason for the split.
One insider told the site that the affair with Harry had been ongoing for a month, leaving Jason distraught.
Star-studded: Florence was joined by the likes of Selena Gomez, Ana de Armas and Austin Butler, as they graced the cover of Vanity Fair’s 29th annual Hollywood issue
The insider added: ‘Jason and the kids visited Olivia on set at the beginning a few times, so I think this all made people feel a little uncomfortable.’
MailOnline contacted a spokersperson for Olivia Wilde, Harry Styles and Jason Sudeikis for comment at the time.
Fans also noticed Florence did not praised Olivia as a director on the project.
She was said to have failed to ‘like’ a post in which Wilde included the full official trailer for Don’t Worry Darling last week.
Yet Olivia shared a picture of Pugh and wrote: ‘Watching this woman work was such a f–king thrill! Cannot wait to show you more. @florencepugh @dontworrydarling.’
Florence didn’t respond but that same day posted a trailer for another new project, Oppenheimer.’
During the interview with Vanity Fair, Florence admitted she feels ‘anxiety’ over what she shares on social media since there is an expectation to ‘post the right thing’.
She said she became ‘more aware’ of what she was uploading online after starring in 2019’s Little Women since not all her followers appreciated her ‘stupid videos’.
Adding: ‘If my head and heart are hurting for no other reason other than just anxiety, I take it off my phone from the moment I can feel that anxiety.’
Florence was joined by the likes of Selena Gomez, Ana de Armas and Austin Butler, who all put on a glamorous display as they graced the cover of Vanity Fair’s 29th annual Hollywood issue.
The captivating spread showed twelve captivating young stars who are riveting onscreen, driven, and ever-evolving, according to the publication.
The 2023 Hollywood portfolio features Selena, Jonathan Majors, Austin, Ana, Florence, Keke Palmer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Julia Garner, Emma Corrin, Regé-Jean Page and Jeremy Allen White.
Photographed by Steven Klein and styled by Patti Wilson, the portfolio depicts an afterparty scene featuring some of today’s buzziest young actors – all of whom are appearing on Vanity Fair’s coveted Hollywood cover for the first time. As part of the special launch, VF created a dedicated Hollywood issue hub on VanityFair.com.
Claims: In the film, Harry and Florence play a married couple in the sexually charged film, which tells the story of a 1950s housewife living with her husband in a Utopian experimental community, (pictured)