Despite less than impressive reviews, we’re counting down the days until the release of Don’t Worry Darling on Sept. 23. It’s safe to say that you could make a separate film on the drama that has allegedly happened behind-the-scenes of the upcoming thriller. If you need an update, we have a quick explainer here. In short, the rumors don’t bode well for the film which includes lies pertaining to the firing of Shia LaBeouf and on-set chaos. According to cinematographer Matthew Libatique, it couldn’t be further from the truth.
“When I hear that there are rumors of acrimony on the set — I reject it. It wasn’t apparent at all, to be honest,” he said on the latest episode of The Hollywood Reporter podcast “Behind the Screen.” “From my standpoint, the stories are completely untrue when it comes to being on set.”
Libatique has worked on films such as Black Swan and A Star Is Born. In dismissing the rumors he did admit that he wasn’t able to speak to the drama surrounding post-production including Florence Pugh’s attempt at distancing herself from the movie. “I can’t speak to post-production at all,” he said.
“Whatever happened, it happened way after I left … I was never witness to anything. And I didn’t feel anything. You know, you get a feeling that there might be something going on and I didn’t feel anything,” the cinematographer concluded.
The cast of Don’t Worry Darling attended the world premiere and press conference at Venice Film Festival earlier this month. It caused quite a stir on social media with Florence Pugh choosing not to attend the photo call and Harry Styles allegedly spitting on Chris Pine. A source for People said the event was “tough to navigate with a smile” for the cast.
Wilde has attempted at quelling the hysteria. At the press conference she addressed rumors she was feuding with Pugh, telling journalists, “As for all the endless tabloid gossip and all the noise out there, I mean, the internet feeds itself. I don’t feel the need to contribute. It’s sufficiently well nourished.”