Behind the scenes battles: Olivia Wilde, Florence Pugh & Shia LaBeouf's 'Don't Worry Darling' diaries

    The drama behind 'Don't Worry Darling' left fans enthralled, with Olivia Wilde, Florence Pugh & Shia LaBeouf at the epicenter. A year on, we unpack the juicy details!

    <p>Cast of Don't Worry Darling (Source: Vox)</p>

    Cast of Don't Worry Darling (Source: Vox)

    It's been a year since the roller-coaster of drama unfolded during and post the filming of 'Don't Worry Darling.' Let's take a juicy look back at the tempestuous ties and tantalizing tweets that dominated tabloids.

    When Silence Screamed Tension: Wilde & Pugh’s Silent Social Media Saga

    The world of Instagram is never silent, especially for celebs. Yet, the whispers began when Olivia Wilde sang praises of the Oscar-nominated Florence Pugh, saying it was a "fucking thrill" to watch her work. The digital age's proverbial cold shoulder was given when Pugh neither shared nor liked Wilde's post, as reported by Hunger TV. The plot thickened when, in a Harper’s Bazaar chat, Pugh kept mum about Wilde and Styles, commenting only on the film's sex scenes, emphasizing, “It’s not why I’m in this industry.”

    Harry Styles and Florence Pugh in Don't Worry Darling (Source: KCCI)

    Pay Parity and Power Play: Wilde’s War against Wage Rumors

    Rewind to August 2022, Wilde fiercely addressed the rumor mill with Variety, confronting tales that Harry Styles bagged a paycheck thrice the size of Pugh's. Wilde was having none of it: "Tabloid media is a tool to pit women against one another and to shame them." Money talks, but Wilde had spoken!

    The LaBeouf Layoff: A Dance of Denials and 'Protective' Decisions

    The drama didn't stop with Pugh. Wilde's decision to part ways with Shia LaBeouf stirred the pot even further. Her aim? To keep her star, Pugh, “safe.” She elaborated on the discord, expressing, "I believe that creating a safe, trusting environment is the best way to get people to do their best work. Ultimately, my responsibility is to the production and to the cast to protect them. That was my job.” But LaBeouf, ever the firecracker, promptly countered, offering a mix of emails, texts, and leaked videos to make his point.

    Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde (Source: Vanity Fair)

    Styles and Slip-ups: From Pop Star to Film Flop?

    Harry Styles, the world's sweetheart, wasn’t spared from scrutiny. His acting chops were under the microscope, and not all fans were singing praises. As some clips emerged, sharp-tongued critiques like “I can’t stop thinking about this. I don’t remember the last time I saw such an obvious leap in acting quality between two people. It’s baffling,” made waves, setting social media on fire.

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