Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy, Warner Bros. executives, told Page Six, “We are so proud of the work that Olivia Wilde has done making this incredibly beautiful and entertaining film and look forward to collaborating with her again.”
“The studio is very grateful and appreciative of the tireless support by Olivia in bringing her vision to life from production through release. Any suggestion of conflict between the studio and Olivia is simply not true.”
Moreover, 40 crew and production members released a statement following Vulture’s report about the alleged tension between the two actresses. Based on the their statement to People, “As a crew, we’ve avoided addressing the absurd gossip surrounding the movie we’re so
proud of, but feel the need to correct the anonymous ‘sources’ quoted in a recent article.”
“Any allegations about unprofessional behavior on the set of Don’t Worry Darling are completely false.”
According to the crew, Wilde is “an incredible leader and director who was present with and involved in every aspect of production,” and “ran this set with class and respect for everyone involved.”
They added, “There was never a screaming match between our director and
anyone, let alone a member of our cast.
“We are happy to put our names on this, as real people who worked on the film, and who
have witnessed and benefitted from the collaborative and safe space Olivia creates as a
director and leader.”
Further, producer Miri Yoon slammed the claim and referred to it as “completely unfounded.” She added in her own statement to the outlet, “Rumors of screaming matches between our director and leading lady on set are completely unfounded. We truly hope you enjoy the movie.”
Based on Vulture’s claims, Wilde, 38, and the film’s lead actor and her boyfriend, Harry Styles, 28, “would just disappear” while they’re working together with the rest of the cast. Further, Vulture claimed that Pugh, 26, was allegedly upset because of Wilde’s “frequent, unexplained absences” and it may have something to do with the singer.
In July, Page Six reported that Pugh felt unhappy about her co-stars’ budding romance. An insider told the outlet then, “I can tell you for a fact that 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.”