Olivia Wilde puts on a brave smile as she heads to a workout in LA
Olivia Wilde puts on a brave smile as she heads to a workout in LA… after her movie Don’t Worry Darling starring beau Harry Styles is mauled by critics
Olivia Wilde is doing her best to put on a brave face following all the drama surrounding her upcoming feature Don’t Worry Darling.
Wilde, 38, was pictured flashing a smile as she headed out in workout gear on Tuesday in Los Angeles.
It’s a testing time for the thespian and director, who has been dealing with a myriad of problems connected to the new thriller, that stars her boyfriend Harry Styles.
Carrying on regardless! Olivia Wilde puts on a brave face as she’s seen heading out in workout gear while in LA on Tuesday… following a storm of controversy around her new film
The Booksmart director looked upbeat despite her new film receiving disappointing reviews from critics.
The film currently has a disappointing 43 percent rotten rating among reviewers surveyed by Rotten Tomatoes, and the film’s score drops to an even worse 22 percent when only critics from respected publications are included.
But even if critics didn’t care for the psychological thriller, fans are certainly looking forward to it — or at least a chance to see her boyfriend Harry Styles live.
IMAX claimed on Friday that Don’t Worry Darling became the fast-selling film ever for advance screenings in the premium theaters, which are scheduled for September 19.
The screenings, which sold out within 24 hours, will be followed by a live Q&A beamed into theaters featuring Olivia with Harry, Gemma, Nick, Kate Berlant and other members of the cast, though Florence and Chris will be noticeably absent.
Wilde has been doing her best to stay calm after a facing a whirlwind of controversy at the Venice Film Festival of her sophomore directorial feature Don’t Worry Darling, which stars Florence Pugh, her current boyfriend Harry Styles and Chris Pine, among others.
Surprise success: IMAX claimed that Don’t Worry Darling became the fast-selling film for an advance screening in the premium format at screenings for September 19 featuring a virtual Q&A with her and the cast sold out
Icy time: She and Harry promoted the film at its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, but the star Florence Pugh skipped a press conference and kept her distance from the two
The lovebirds promoted the movie with Chris and fellow stars Gemma Chan and Nick Kroll, but Florence, who plays the lead, was notably absence from much of the festivities.
She skipped a press conference for the film that was attended by Olivia and the actors because her flight allegedly would land too late for her to get there, though she was later seen in Venice nearby while it was taking place.
During the premiere screening and on the red carpet, Florence appeared to keep her distance from her director.
It never ends: The troubles within the production spilled over to the premiere when some fans became convinced on social media that Harry had spat on his costar Chris when he sat down next to him, though there’s no evidence of that, and Pine’s rep denied it
The troubles within the production spilled over to the premiere when some fans became convinced on social media that Harry had spat on his costar Chris when he sat down next to him.
A videos showed Harry taking a seat next to Chris, who had been clapping but instantly stopped as his costar sat down.
However, the video didn’t clearly show any spit, and a second clip from another angle showed the two chatting politely just seconds later.
A representative for Pine later vehemently denied that there had been any spitting.
Messy: Florence’s original costar Shia LaBeouf has also been adding to the drama around the film after he denied being fired and shared video of Olivia begging him to stay with the production
Florence’s original costar Shia LaBeouf has also been adding to the drama around the film.
He was originally set to star in Don’t Worry Darling before Olivia replaced him with Harry.
After LaBeouf was sued by his ex FKA twigs and details of his allegedly sexual battery and harassment against her emerged, Olivia claimed she had fired him from the production.
But the Honey Boy actor later produced a video that Wilde apparently sent him begging him to stay with the production, and he claimed that he had left over a ‘lack of rehearsal time,’ while forwarding emails to Variety to back up his case.
Florence and Olivia have reportedly been feuding quietly after the actress was allegedly uncomfortable with Olivia’s on-set relationship with Harry, though she claimed to Vanity Fair that her relationship with former partner Jason Sudeikis was ‘over long before’ she and Harry first hooked up.
Timing: Florence and Olivia have reportedly been feuding after the actress was allegedly uncomfortable with Olivia’s on-set relationship with Harry, though she claimed to Vanity Fair that her relationship with Jason Sudeikis was ‘over long before’ she and Harry first hooked up; seen August 18 in NYC
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