They’re telling us not to worry—and it’s hard to when they look this good. Florence Pugh and Olivia Wilde have reunited on the red carpet for the premiere of Don’t Worry Darling at Venice Film Festival—the first time they’ve been seen in public together since rumours of a feud between the pair broke earlier this year.
Pugh was frankly dazzling in a black chiffon dress featuring giant puff off-shoulder sleeves and covered in sequins. She wore her short blonde bob loose but swept back.
Pugh was noticeably absent from the press conference which took place shortly before the red carpet began in Venice. Per Variety, her absense was due to “scheduling conflicts”, with the British actor currently in the midst of filming Dune Part Two in Budapest.
That aside, rumours of a rift between Pugh and Wilde have brewed over the last few months (Pugh’s noticeable lack of promotion for the upcoming film, her failure to engage with any of Wilde’s posts—all the usual celebrity feud tabloid fodder). The rumours became so loud so Wilde herself actually addressed them in an interview, telling Variety in August: “The absurdity of invented clickbait and subsequent reaction regarding a nonexistent pay disparity between our lead and supporting actors really upset me.”
At today’s press conference, Wilde once again shut down rumours, telling press: “As for the endless tabloid gossip and noise out there, the internet feeds itself. I don’t feel I need to contribute to it.”
A moderator shut down any other questions pertaining to the feud, as well as any concerning Shia LaBeouf, whom Wilde claimed in the same Variety interview had been touted for a lead role in the film. He’d later been replaced with Harry Styles. A few days after the interview was published, LaBeouf vehmently denied the claim.
“Can I ask a question about Shia LaBeouf?” a second journalist asked during the press conference.
“No,” the moderator replied, adding that the topic had already been addressed.
After the tense conference, Wilde stepped out in a stunning citrus yellow red carpet look, designed by Gucci.
The designer was the very same her partner Harry Styles has recently collaborated with. Call it a bit of a his and hers moment, if you will.
Co-star Gemma Chan also looked stunning for the premiere in a golden Louis Vuitton metallic dress.
During the appearance she and Pugh were seen embracing and posing for photos together. Definitely no feud to be seen here…