‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Crew Disputes Record Of ‘Screaming Match’ On Set

‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Crew Disputes Record Of ‘Screaming Match’ On Set


A group of 40 crew members who worked on the production of “Don’t Worry Darling” issued a joint statement on Saturday disputing a report that director Olivia Wilde and head Florence Pugh got into an argument on the film’s set.

The coalition of signatories, which includes writer and producer Katie Silberman, cinematographer Matthew Libatique and costume designer Arianne Phillips, hailed Wilde as “an incredible leader and director who was present and involved in every aspect of the production.” The statement, obtained by Peoplestates that “accusations of unprofessional conduct on the set of ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ are completely false.”

“As a crew, we have avoided addressing the absurd gossip surrounding the film that we are so proud of, but we feel the need to correct the anonymous ‘sources’ cited in a recent article,” the statement reads. “There was never a screaming match between our director and anyone, let alone a member of our cast.”


The news comes a day later Vulture reported that a “blowout argument” between Pugh and Wilde occurred about three-quarters of the way through “Don’t Worry Darling” production. The article stated that Pugh was “tired of the director’s frequent inexplicable absences,” citing that Wilde and her lead actor, Harry Styles, would be disappearing from the set together. Pugh is said to have contacted then-chairman of New Line Cinema, Toby Emmerich, to ensure she would not have to participate in the film’s life cycle in any way.

“We are pleased to put our name on this as real people who have worked on the film and who have witnessed and benefited from the collaborative and safe space that Olivia creates as a director and leader,” the statement said. crew. “We are also very happy that the film is in cinemas this weekend. We can’t wait to see it on the big screen.”

Representatives from Warner Bros., Silberman and Libatique were not immediately available for comment.

See the full list of the statement’s signatories below.

Chris Baugh, location manager

Josh Bramer, property manager

Katie Byron, Production Designer

Matthew Libatique, Director of Photography

Steve Morrow, sound mixer

Arianne Phillips, costume designer

Alex G. Scott, Executive Producer

Katie Silberman, Writer/Producer

Heba Thorisdottir, Head of Makeup Department

Eliana Alcouloumre, production assistant

Mary Florence Brown, art director

Monica Chamberlain, assistant costume designer

Conrad Curtis, Second Second Assistant Director

Raphael Di Febo, assistant real estate manager

Rachael Ferrara, set designer

Jake Ferrero, lighting engineer

Jeff Ferrero, gaffer

Zach Gulla, sideboard set

Yani Gutierrez, Production Assistant

David Hecht, assistant real estate manager

Becca Holstein, assistant director

Nic Jones, programmer

Michael Kaleta, boom operator

Gerardo Lara, electrician

JB Leconte, rig programmer

Lexi Lee, sideboard set

John Mang, dolly grip

Mark Mann, dear boy

Gideon Markham, Light Console Programmer

Alex Mazekian, graphic artist

Melissa McSorley, food stylist

Bryan Mendoza, sound utility

Luis Moreno, rigging gaffer

Noelle Pinola, sideboard set

Scott Sakamoto, a cinematographer

Chris Scharffenberg, sideboard set

Grace Shaw, Production Assistant

Alexander Szuch, electrician

Erika Toth, art director

Tricia Yoo, set customer


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