In the latest installment in the press saga, Don’t Worry Darling, Florence Pugh will not participate in Q&A at the New York premiere of the Olivia Wilde-directed film, which debuted at the Venice Film Festival on Monday.
The fan-centric event will take place on September 19th and will feature a first look at the film four days before its release plus a Q&A with Wilde and stars Harry Styles, Gemma Chan, Nick Kroll, Sydney Chandler, Kate Berlant, Asif Ali and Douglas Smith . The Q&A will be held live at the AMC Lincoln Square Imax Theater in New York City and streamed live to over 100 other participating Imax theaters across North America.
Reasons for Pugh’s absence were not given, but the actor is currently working on Dune: Part Two. Nonetheless, it’s no surprise since Pugh avoided doing much press for Don’t Worry Darling. Although she walked the red carpet in Venice this week, she didn’t attend the Q&A at the film festival.
In the run-up to Don’t Worry Darling, which hits theaters September 23, there has been controversy and speculation about Pugh’s relationship with Wilde. In Venice, the pair did not pose together on the red carpet, nor did they often hug or look at each other after the screening ended and the Venice audience gave the film a four-minute standing ovation.
“Florence is a force,” Wilde said at the film’s Venice press conference when asked to “clean the air” on the rumours. “We’re so thankful she makes it tonight [for the red carpet] although it’s in production on Dune. As a director, I know how disruptive it is to lose an actor for even a day, so I’m very grateful to her and her [‘Dune’ director] Denis Villeneuve for his help. And we’re going to celebrate your work tonight. I can’t tell you how honored I am to have her as the leading lady. She’s gorgeous. As for all the endless tabloid gossip and noise out there, the internet feeds on itself. I don’t feel the need to contribute; I think it is sufficiently well fed.”
https://variety.com/2022/film/news/florence-pugh-skips-dont-worry-darling-new-york-event-premiere-1235362992/ Florence Pugh will not be attending the Don’t Worry Darling Q&A in New York