August 31, 2022: The Associated Press publishes an interview with Wilde, where the director admits she was upset about needing to cut some sex scenes from the DWD trailer. The [Motion Picture Association] came down hard on me and the trailer at the final second and I had to cut some shots, that i was upset about because I thought they it took it up another notch, she said. But needless to say we still reside in an extremely puritanical society. I really do think having less eroticism in American film is sort of new.
She continued, When it involves female pleasure, its a thing that we just dont see frequently unless youre discussing queer cinema. You understand, its interesting because in plenty of queer films, the feminine characters are permitted to have significantly more pleasure. Audiences arent as puritanical as corporations think they’re. Yet people get upset. After all, folks are upset with me already over this. I believe its a testament to the film. You want to be provocative. The theory is not to cause you to feel safe.
September 5, 2021: Wilde and Styles pull around the Venice Film Festival press conference for Don’t Worry Darling in separate boats. Meanwhile, Pugh didn’t get to Italy until following the press event, though People reports that was always the program because of her Dune: Part Two filming schedule.
Throughout their panel, which also featured actors Chris Pine and Gemma Chan, Wilde brushed off a primary question about her alleged falling out in clumps with Pugh. Florence is really a force, and we have been so grateful that she’s in a position to ensure it is tonight despite being in production on Dune, Wilde answered, per People. I understand, as a director, how disruptive it really is to reduce an actor even for each day, so I’m very grateful to her, to Denis Villeneuve for helping us. And we’re really thrilled we’ll reach celebrate her work tonight. I cannot say enough how honored I’m to possess her as our lead. She’s amazing in the film.
She continued, For all of the endless tabloid gossip and all of the noise on the market, I mean, the web feeds itself. I don’t wish to contribute. It’s sufficiently-well nourished.
Be that as it might, Wilde’s and Pugh’s personal stylists both may actually have thrown a few bones in to the internet’s ravenous maw that same day on Instagram. Pugh’s stylist Rebecca Corbin Murray captioned her carousel of Pugh’s looks with Miss Flo. Meanwhile, Wilde’s stylist Karla Welch uploaded photos to her IG stories, one with text reading, mysteriously, Almost always there is more to the story. While both these captions are vague, if you have read this far into this rundown you’ll know why they’re prompting eyeball emoji out of every which way.