Apart from being a hell of a songwriter and singer for his renowned band, One Direction, Harry Styles has also tried his hand at acting numerous times. Some of his films in which styles bagged a role were movies like Dunkirk. To make his new “talent” go on even further, he recently made his way back into the world of acting and movies by playing a role of a workaholic husband in Olivia Wilde’s film Don’t worry Darling. Even since Harry Styles and Florence released a clip of Don’t Worry Darling, fans have gone bonkers about that and had some hilarious reactions for the characters, and here is all about it:
What is the Movie About?
The director Olivia Wilde, who is also acting in a supporting cast in the movie, made this film a psychological thriller, marking its entry into the theatres on September 23, 2022. Set in the retro world of the 1950s’, Don’t Worry Darling showcases Harry Styles and Florence Pugh play the lead roles of Alice and Jack.
Jack and his wife Alice have to work on a victory project, a top-secret in which the wives enjoy all the luxuries while all the men are out at work. But as the story unfolds, it looks like there is something dark and sinister beholding within itself.
Fan’s Initial Reaction Regarding Don’t Worry Darling
Harry Styles is too charming when he sings, but fans do not see it likely when it comes to his acting. Even though Florence pugh’s performance in movies like Fighting with My Family, Midsommar, and Little Women has proved her to be phenomenal, Styles has hardly made any acting gig that has proved an impact. Even after that, fans have been eagerly waiting for Don’t Worry Darling to be released ever since its announcement.
When Olivia Wilde’s upcoming psychological thriller released an intense conversation clip between Jack and Alice. All of their fans’ reactions on Twitter were kind of unlikely for the movie. Many pointed out that Harry Styles was having a hard time keeping up with the British accent as his American accent is not hard to play peek-a-boo.
For many it was even confusing to comprehend whether Jack Chambers was trying to be an American or a British. Fans had some crazy reactions on Harry Styles’s character in the comment section of an Instagram post by Rolling Stone about Don’t Worry Darling.
One user said, “his accent changes twice during this clip”, to which another replied, “Why is Harry Styles, allegedly English, doing such a bad English accent,”. There were many hilarious responses from people who were just awestruck with his accent, while others came in his support.
Some looked sympathetic towards Florence Pugh, who had to play Alice Chambers opposite Harry Styles and endure his terrible accent. And some others compared him to Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman. The movie also marked an unusual controversy, where many accused Harry Styles of being a bad actor and his relationship with Olivia as a reason he got to work as a lead.
Harry Styles had Actually Replaced Shia Labeouf in the Movie.
The reason for the harsh accusations by people was the fact that Shia and Florence were supposed to play the role of the married couple in Don’t Worry Darling until Olivia Wilde fired him, making Harry Styles and Florence Pugh play the lead in Don’t Worry Darling.
In an interview with Variety, Wilde said,
“A lot came to light after this happened that really troubled me regarding his behavior. She finds herself just wishing Labeouf health and evolution because, as she says, she believes in restorative justice”.
“That for their film, what she really needed was an incredibly supportive energy. Particularly with a movie like this, she claimed to know that she was going to be asking Florence to be in very vulnerable situations, and on the contrary, her priority was to make her feel safe and making her feel supported”.
Wilde also explained about her firing Shea Labeouf by saying that Labeouf’s process was not conducive to the ethos that she kept in mind to demand in her productions. She also shared with Variety that
“He has a process that in some ways seems to require a combative energy that she doesn’t personally believe that is conducive to the best performances,”
She continued as she told Variety,
“I believe that creating a safe, trusting environment is the best way to get people to do their best work. Ultimately, my responsibility is to the production and to the cast to protect them. That was my job.”
Don’t Worry Darling’s Whereabouts After its Release.
So many controversies and the terrible accent delivery of Styles proved to be fatal for the film. Even though a talent like Katie Silberman was behind its writing, the movie could hardly do any wonders in theatres. Even though comprising of an original plot and a talented cast of actors like Chris Pine, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, Nick Kroll, and Timothy Simons, the film has received mixed reviews from both critics and viewers.
The movie premiered at the 79th Venice International Film Festival. It marked its first step in the world of eccentric cinema on September 5, 2022. And it continued to be rickrolled in the theatres dated September 23, 2022. The film was a mixed flick and is the latest addition to many of the overwhelming movies by Warner Bros. Pictures.