"Don't Worry Darling" may never outshine the rumours of behind-the-scenes drama that have plagued the film for months on social media, but star Florence Pugh is still celebrating the movie's release. On Friday, 23 Sept., the actor shared two posts full of photos from the set on Instagram. Her tributes to the film's cast and crew come after much speculation that the "Little Women" actor has avoided doing press for "Don't Worry Darling" due to an alleged dispute with the movie's director, Olivia Wilde.
Wilde has denied there was any tension between herself and Pugh, but Pugh has largely kept quiet about the rumours. However, her first carousel of photos does include a snap of her and Wilde dancing in the film. The rest of the post is dedicated to thanking the cast and crew for the hard work they put in making a movie "during peak Covid times" and features a photo of Pugh sticking out her tongue while wearing hair rollers and a snap of someone pushing a classic car across the desert as well as a picture of her costar Kate Berlant in ballet slippers.
"It's here.. and ready to be seen. @dontworrydarling is in cinemas!" Pugh began her lengthy caption. "We met so many talented people, visited some insane locations, worked hard in the desert dust and looked good whilst doing so. (Thanks to @hebathormakeup and @jaimeleigh.hair and @ariannephillips.)"
She continued, "Thank you to all those who have bought tickets and those who have already seen it — whenever I watch massive impressive movie moments on massive screens I always remind myself that there is a boom just inches from the frame I'm watching. Or marks on the floor just below the actors waists."
Pugh went on to acknowledge the "epic" scale of the 1950s set thriller. "It's crazy to think that each set up and scene takes a large portion of a day to execute, and on this one.. there was a lot to execute!" she wrote. "Explosions, car chases, cocktail balancing, underwater sequences, running, drinking, more running.. This film was such an epic story on such a large scale to shoot, all while during peak Covid times. For that I will always be grateful. To all of you who helped make this, your dedication and love was seen daily — thank you."
In her second post, Pugh shared photos of several members of the cast including Nick Kroll, Asif Ali, and Kiki Layne. She also included another picture of herself pulling a face and shared several snaps of crew members. "We saw suns rising as moons set…" she wrote.
Meanwhile, on Friday, Wilde also shared a photo from the set on Instagram featuring herself, Pugh, Harry Styles, and screenwriter Katie Silberman. "Don't Worry Darling is officially open," the director captioned the snap. "Aaahhhhhhhh!!!!!!! I'm so deeply grateful for this experience, and for the extraordinary effort of the group of artists who made it happen. We got together to tell a story for you, and we hope you have fun with it."