From Shia LaBeouf’s bombshell claims to Olivia Wilde-Harry Styles affair: The real drama behind Don't Worry Darling
Revisiting the 2022 storm surrounding Olivia Wilde's Don't Worry Darling. From TikTok conspiracies, silent feuds, Harry Styles' affair, to Shia LaBeouf's shock claims, we unravel the drama.
Throwback: The Real Drama Behind 'Don't Worry Darling'
Ah, the year 2022. A time when 'Don't Worry Darling' wasn't just a cinematic work, but a live reality show. Olivia Wilde was at the center, with whispers, TikToks, and leaked videos putting her directorial commitment under the microscope. The drama started unfolding online around June and July of 2022. Florence Pugh, the star of the show, became noticeably silent, sidestepping the movie’s promotion. Instead, she spotlighted other projects, like Oppenheimer. But it was her unmistakable absence in acknowledging Wilde's praise that added fuel to the TikTok speculation. "Watching this woman work was such a f - ing thrill!", exclaimed Wilde. Pugh’s silent treatment? Deafening.
But the peak of this online frenzy was Pugh’s ‘thank you’ post for ‘Don't Worry Darling’ - a post where Wilde’s name was glaringly absent.
Styles, Sudeikis, and Set Gossips
Things got murkier with the entry of Mr. Harry Styles. Wilde and Styles’ onset romance became the talk of the town. But rumors swirled about its timeline clashing with the breakdown of Wilde’s marriage to Jason Sudeikis. TikTok was abuzz with claims: "Flo seeing Olivia and Harry all over each other on set did not go down well". With Pugh being in a relationship with Zach Braff, Sudeikis' pal, allegiances and loyalties were tested. Wilde defended herself against the storm of speculations, labeling them as mere “false narratives". But with the Internet's thirst for drama, it wasn’t enough.
LaBeouf's Explosive Entry
Enter Shia LaBeouf. The film's original leading man stirred the pot with claims contradicting Wilde's statements. While Wilde painted a picture of LaBeouf needing combative energy, Shia had emails and video proofs. The video leak of Wilde requesting Shia’s return and subtly dismissing Pugh had Twitter explode with #TimesUpOlivia.
"You and I both know the reasons for my exit," LaBeouf's email to Wilde read, further intensifying the narrative of conflicting tales. Wilde's desperation and her condescending tone towards Pugh in the leaked video made it evident that behind the scenes, the waters were tumultuous.
As the curtains fell on 'Don't Worry Darling', the drama remained etched in pop culture. From TikTok trends to hashtag movements, it’s a testament to how the digital age blurs the line between reel and real. Three years later, we still can't help but revisit and re-examine the chaos that was.
(Several parts of the text in this article, including the title, were generated with the help of an AI tool.)