They say Don’t Worry Darling…and yet we do! Musician Harry Styles was always so tight-lipped about his personal life, floating above scandal and not engaging with the drama. But then he became an actor, so the drama found him, it seems.
It started as a love triangle: He signs on at the last minute to replace another star in a female-directed film (yay!) and then falls for said director…even though she’s only just publicly revealed the end of her previous relationship. Two years later, this story has only grown more complicated, with rumours that co-star Florence Pugh was apparently unhappy with the environment on set, Shia LaBeouf reinserting himself into the narrative, and Jason Sudeikis dropping in to serve custody papers in a very public manner.
At the centre of it all is Olivia Wilde, just trying to sell some movie tickets. Let’s get into it.
April 24, 2020: Deadline reports that Florence Pugh, Shia LaBeouf, and Chris Pine are set to star in Olivia Wilde’s psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling.
September 11, 2020: It’s announced that Harry Styles will replace LaBeouf in the feature film due to “scheduling conflicts.”
October 2020: DWD begins filming.
November 2020: Wilde announced that she and her fiancé of seven years, Jason Sudeikis, split toward the beginning of the year. “It’s been amicable, and they’ve transitioned into a great co-parenting routine,” a source told People. “The children are the priority and the heart of the family’s relationship.” The pair share eight-year-old son, Otis, and a five-year-old daughter, Daisy.
December 11, 2020: Two of LaBeouf’s former girlfriends, FKA Twigs and Karolyn Pho, filed a lawsuit against the actor, citing “relentless abuse” and sexual battery, according to The New York Times.