What Styles, Pugh and Wilde said about 'Do not Worry Darling
Mark your calendars: Do not Worry Darling hits theaters worldwide on Friday, September 23.
The psychological thriller follows married couple Alice (played by Florence Pugh) and Jack (Harry Styles) who live in Victory, an experimental utopian community from the 1950s. There, the men work on a top-secret project that promises to change the world. Their wives, who are at home, are unaware of the details.
Things in Alice's seemingly perfect life begin to crumble as she begins to suspect that Jack and the townspeople may be hiding a dark, disturbing secret.
Ever since it was revealed that Styles and director and lead actress Olivia Wilde are a couple, the film has been the talk of the town.
Pugh was the first to give her thoughts on the film in an interview with Harper's Bazaar. Since then, Styles and Wilde have also expressed their opinions in separate interviews.
Newsbcs has everything you need to know about what Styles, Pugh and Wilde had to say about Do not Worry Darling.
What Harry Styles, Florence Pugh and Olivia Wilde have said about Do not Worry Darling
Styles has revealed that he wrote an original song that will be sung by Pugh in the film called "Trigger Song."
Styles told Variety, "I wanted something that could be both sweet and creepy, depending on the context.
"I remember playing it on the piano for the first time, and there was something about a homemade nursery rhyme. Applied to the different moments in the film, I think it takes on a few different lives-I hope.
Styles also said he will tap dance in Do not Worry Darling.
From left: Harry Styles as Jack and Florence Pugh as Alice in New Line Cinema's "Do not Worry Darling." Both stars shared their thoughts on the film.
Pugh was originally offered the supporting role of Bunny, a neighborhood woman in Do not Worry Darling, but when the pandemic COVID -19 changed Pugh's shooting schedule, she took the lead role of Alice.
Speaking to Harper's Bazaar, Pugh said of taking on the role, "It was a very different kind of role," adding, "I love playing a woman in distress."
In the same interview, Pugh also addressed the unequal attention given to the sex scenes in the film's May 2022 trailer.
She said, "If it's just about sex scenes or watching the most famous man in the world giving someone a blowjob, that's not why we are making the movie. That's not why I am in this industry.
"When you hire the most famous pop star in the world, of course you are going to have conversations like that. But I am not going to talk about that, because [this film] is bigger and better than that. And the people who made it are even bigger and better than that."
Florence Pugh in "Do not Worry Darling." Pugh has spoken out about the disproportionate attention paid to the sex scenes that were featured in the May 2022 trailer for the film.
In an interview with Variety, Wilde commented on a number of rumors surrounding Do not Worry Darling, including the false reports that Styles received $2.5 million for the film, while Pugh only received $700,000.
Wilde said, "The absurdity of the made-up clickbaits and the subsequent reaction to a non-existent pay disparity between our lead and supporting actors really upset me. I am a woman who has been in this business for over 20 years, and I have fought for myself and others, especially as a director. These allegations are absolutely unwarranted."
Wilde also commented on Internet rumors of tension between Pugh and her after Pugh did little promotion for the film. The rumors intensified when Page Six published an anonymous story claiming Pugh was unhappy about the blossoming romance between Wilde and Styles.
In her interview with Variety, Wilde said, "We all became so close through the blossoming of the production. She was really supportive of [Styles] as someone who was new to a film set. And he was a great support to her as someone who understood that it was her movie."
Wilde added that after seeing Pugh in Midsommar, she was "completely blown away by her," adding, "I loved the movie, but I loved her. I just thought, 'Well, she's extraordinary.' She's clearly the most exciting young actress working today.'"
She also commented on the decision to drop Shia LaBeouf from the role of Jack and eventually replace him with Styles. At the time, Warner Bros. cited scheduling conflicts as the reason for his exit, but Wilde has now spoken about what really happened.
She said, "I say this as someone who greatly admires his work. The way he worked was not in keeping with the ethos I demand in my productions. He has a process that seems to require a combative energy in some ways, and I personally do not think that's conducive to the best performances. I believe that creating a safe, trusting environment is the best way to get people to do their best work. Ultimately, I have a responsibility to the production and to the actors to keep them safe. That was my job."
Do not Worry Darling hits theaters Friday, Sept. 23.