The NY premiere of ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ definitely had a weird vibe

Genuinely surprised to see that some of Don’t Worry Darling’s cast came out for last night’s New York premiere. As I said earlier, it seemed like DWD’s promotion had become “The Olivia Wilde Show,” considering she was doing a lot of solo appearances and she’s the one on magazine covers. Obviously, Chris Pine and Florence Pugh didn’t come to the premiere. Florence’s excuse is that she’s filming Dune 2 in Europe. Pine’s excuse is that the last time he made an appearance on behalf of DWD, Harry Styles spat on him.

Meanwhile, Gemma Chan came out for the premiere, and she wore a surprisingly good Louis Vuitton dress. I generally think LV does Gemma dirty, but this is lovely. It’s hard to mess it up when you’re dealing with someone as beautiful as Gemma.

Dita Von Teese turned up to the premiere, wearing a completely normal Jenny Packham. This isn’t retro at all?

Bonus Nick Kroll:

Olivia Wilde wore Saint Laurent, and Harry Styles wore Gucci. We haven’t heard much about them as a “couple” since the Venice debacle, where the rest of the cast had to take pains to keep Florence Pugh, Olivia and Harry separate. It was definitely a weird vibe – Florence had every reason to avoid Olivia, but the fact that Olivia and Harry weren’t photographed side-by-side was… odd. At the New York premiere, they once again avoided posing side-by-side, although they did interact briefly (and coldly) on the carpet. Ten bucks says they announce a split in October.

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  1. Mrs Robinson says:

    Is that the silver version of the dress Jare wore to the Bond premiere?

  2. Laughysaphy says:

    Isn’t that the same Jenny Packham that Kate wore to something (Kate’s was gold, maybe?) I like the seafoam green better.

    • Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

      Yes! Is Dita telling us she’s Team KHate???? Lol.
      It’s perfect for a showgirl like Dita. Nice to see her on a red carpet again.

    • lucy2 says:

      I liked that dress on Kate, but I love this version on Dita.

  3. Owlsyn says:

    Gemma Chan looks resplendent. That color on her is just stunning.

    • WingKingdom says:

      Yes she is breathtakingly beautiful.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I agree that she looks fantastic in that color, and she is gorgeous, but that dress IS NOT.

      it looks like someone’s kid got to it with their safety scissors. just awful.

      • Owlsyn says:

        I like the shreds and tears, I think it makes the dress look softer overall than if it was just solid fabric

        (I say, like I am an expert in fashion and not someone wearing a tee shirt from Kohl’s with a little bit of Pirate’s Booty dust on it)

  4. SAS says:

    It is deeply weird to me that Harry and Olivia don’t have any of the casual touching or physical closeness of a couple during any of this promo, even without any obvious PDA. Where is the commenter whose husband has a sixth sense for who’s banging just from looking at a picture lol!!

    I honestly think they must have broken up at some point and decided not to break it until after the film is out. Like if he does My Policeman promo solo… isn’t that a bit weird to not have your partner of two years who has supported you through the project attend the events with you? Very much the boy band “must appear single at all costs” hangover.

    • Merricat says:

      Frankly, if the gossip was that she and Harry couldn’t keep their hands off each other during filming, it’s no surprise they would want to keep their distance while promoting.

      • Kate says:

        I tend to agree! That’s like the only fire they seem to be able to control with this movie – the narrative that they were unprofessional on set. Time will tell if we’re wrong but my guess is they’re just trying not to give up any shots that would give more fodder for photo assumption of how they acted on set.

    • Roxy says:

      The whole no touching thing is because Harry hasn’t publicly acknowledged their relationship. Actually I don’t think he’s ever acknowledged any of his girlfriends. So I think they’re still dating but I can see it fizzle out sooner or later

  5. Talita says:

    I think they are very much together, as messy as it sounds.

  6. Rue says:

    Imagine having thrown away your credibility and stressed out your kids for the David Bowie cosplayer.

  7. Kirsten says:

    I mean, she likely also lied to him (HS) about being her first choice, and the video proved otherwise. That wouldn’t be all that weird in Hollywood, but has to be super awkward when you’re in a relationship with the person who lied to you.

  8. Lens says:

    I dunno I got the impression Olivia and Harry avoided any chumminess to make all the publicity be about the film not them. But here we are talking about how they were acting towards each other on the red carpet so I guess that didn’t work (If that’s what it was even). After all the gossip I’m actually looking forward to seeing this movie just to decide if it was worth even a little of all the hype.

  9. IForget says:

    Dang her hair looks so damaged. I chopped mine off a few weeks ago and it’s so nice to be able to run my hands through it and not get tangled in damage. That’s all I got lol

  10. Jessie Quinton says:

    If they’ve broken up, does this make Jason Sudeikis’s fight for custody moot, or would she still move to London to spite him?

  11. Normades says:

    I agree. I bet they’re dunzo and will announce their split after this fiasco is over. They seem super awkward around each other so it seems like it’s more than they’re just avoiding each other.

  12. Aly says:

    Chris cancelling his Jimmy Kimmel appearance was not something I was expecting but I don’t blame him for not wanting to be associated with this media circus. IMO him and Florence are too talented to be associated with this train wreck. I’m glad they both have withdrawn themselves from this promo tour.

    The sad part of this is that they won’t be cast together in any movie/series together anytime soon cause no movie studio wants that DWD drama stench to jinx their project. It truly sucks cause their chemistry is so good and people who saw DWD said that watching their characters square off against each other was one of the best parts of the movie.

  13. els says:

    Weirdly, I still believe they are together and don’t want to bring attention to their relationship. Considering the mess, they probably don’t want to add anymore fuel to the drama. I do believe they’ll break up at some point but it’s too soon… Heh I don’t know, it’s the first time I sort of invest into Harry Styles’s love life.

    Gemma’s dress is lovely and fits. I agree LV doesn’t know how to dress her but then again I’m not a huge fan of their style.

  14. Bama says:

    I mean, they left the premiere together in the same car and went into the same apartment building together afterwards so…..

    I got to watch the IMAX screening last night and the movie is actually really, really good and all the memes made out of Harry’s “bad accent” are not going to age well once people understand the plot.

    And now I also get “It’s a movie that FEELS like a movie.

    • Cava 24 says:

      They left the premiere with other cast members to go to an after party at the Bowery Hotel, they didn’t go to an apartment building.

  15. MangoAngelesque says:

    I think they’re still together, and Harry likes the drama. I mean, he hooked up with her married Mean Boss Girl self in the first place, so it’s not like he’s some blinded innocent who had no idea who he was shagging.

  16. K says:

    I love this messy situation without guilt.

  17. DougDoug says:

    The Packham dress is so 1940s retro. SO.

  18. AmelieOriginal says:

    Dita Von Teese is wearing the ice blue version of Kate’s James Bond premiere dress! She looks great in it.

  19. Bread and Circuses says:

    I suspect the reason Olivia and Harry weren’t photographed together is because the studio realizes that a director hiring and sleeping with an actor is predatory and will be seen as such, especially if the director torched their existing family (involving children) in the process of starting that affair.

    They (the studio) are desperately trying to keep this from looking as bad as it does. All the rest of the scandal stems from that one affair, so they’re doing everything possible to minimize how much people see Olivia and Harry as an item.

    The average person doesn’t pay much attention to celebrity gossip, and that’s the population that will determine whether the movie sells well or not. So it’s a valid strategy to just try to minimize, minimize, minimize. The fewer people realize there is a scandal, the less chance the scandal will affect the movie’s performance.

  20. shanaynay says:

    Has anybody seen this movie? I saw the preview for it the other day, and it didn’t look half bad. Just looking for some feedback to help me decide if it’s worth seeing. TIA.