Florence Pugh and Harry Styles star in Olivia Wilde's Don't Worry Darling

By Ale Russian
March 04, 2021 11:12 AM
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Florence Pugh in Don’t Worry Darling
Credit: Olivia Wilde/Instagram

Florence Pugh might have something to worry about, after all.

The actress is seen in a sneak peek at the upcoming movie Don't Worry Darling, shared by director Olivia Wilde.

The first look, posted on Instagram, shows a close-up of an anxious-looking Pugh framed in the center with her hands up and several men in the background, seemingly approaching her from behind.

"Don't worry," Wilde captioned the shot, a play at the movie's title.

The movie stars Pugh as a 1950s housewife living with her husband in a utopian experimental community who begins to worry that his glamorous company may be hiding disturbing secrets.

Harry Styles plays her husband Jack with Wilde, Nick Kroll and Chris Pine appearing in supporting roles.

Wilde recently shared tribute posts to Pugh, Styles and other stars and crew from the movie after it wrapped earlier this month.

The actress and director wrote a lovely note for Styles, who she's been romantically linked with ever since they were spotted holding hands at a friend's wedding early this year. In the caption, Wilde explained how most male actors don't want to appear in female-led films and take the lesser role, which in turn makes those movies hard to finance. But Styles jumped in without reservation to play backup to Pugh's leading role.

"No joke, it is harrrrrd to find actors who recognize why it might be worth it to allow for a woman to hold the spotlight. Enter: @harrystyles, our 'Jack,' " Wilde wrote alongside a black-and-white shot of Styles sitting in a classic car. "Not only did he relish the opportunity to allow for the brilliant @florencepugh to hold center stage as our 'Alice', but he infused every scene with a nuanced sense of humanity. He didn't have to join our circus, but he jumped on board with humility and grace, and blew us away every day with his talent, warmth, and ability to drive backwards."

Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles
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Wilde also praised Pugh's performance in the film with a sweet shot of them hugging while looking at daily footage on set.

"To work with an actor as talented and brave as @florencepugh is any director's dream. I will forever be grateful for you, Flo. It was an honor to be your captain. Can't wait for the world to see the astonishing work you've put into this movie. Tom Cruise run + Meryl skills = THE FLO," Wilde wrote.