Olivia Wilde recently went on social media to praise singer Harry Styles and his work in her film Don’t Worry Darling.
Wilde posted a photo of Styles on Instagram, accompanied by a caption in which she discussed how “most male actors don’t want to play supporting roles in female-led films.” She added that the ex-One Direction member approached the opportunity with a different mindset and embraced the opportunity.
“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 backward,” Wilde wrote.
Don’t Worry Darling is set in the 1950s and focuses on “unhappy housewife” Alice (Florence Pugh), who finds out her husband Jack’s (Harry Styles) dark secret. Styles joined the project in September, stepping in for Shia LaBeouf.
The rest of the film’s cast includes Chris Pine, Wilde, Gemma Chan, and KiKi Layne. The shooting wrapped up in early February and the film is expected to be released in late 2021.
Don’t Worry Darling will be Harry Styles’ second movie appearance after he played a supporting role in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. His next project is the adaptation of Bethan Roberts’ novel My Policeman, in which he plays the lead.