Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde were seen kissing passionately during a romantic night out together in New York City on Thursday.
Her sighting came the night before the premiere of her new movie Don’t Worry Darling, in which Olivia directed Harry alongside Florence Pugh.
Over the course of its week-long press tour, the film has been overshadowed by reports of backstage drama, involving the controversial workplace romance between Harry, 28, and his boss Olivia, 38. .
When they were seen kissing on a New York City sidewalk on Thursday, it marked their first public display of affection after a series of movie events in which they were seen keeping a professional distance.
Finally: When they were seen kissing on a New York City sidewalk on Thursday, it marked their first public display of affection after a series of film events in which they were seen keeping a professional distance.
Harry and Olivia hugged each other while making out outside while enjoying a date night on the eve of their movie premiere.
They hugged as they left the restaurant, and Harry put an arm lovingly around his girlfriend’s shoulders as they headed down the street.
Olivia struck a subtly sleek figure in a sleek black blazer over a white top, opting for a fitted ensemble that emphasized her enviably petite frame.
Sweeping her luxurious dark hair into a bun, she added a touch of sparkle to the look with jewelry that included a shimmering gold bracelet.
All that sweet affection: They hugged as they left the restaurant, and Harry put an arm lovingly around his girlfriend’s shoulders as they walked down the street.
Meanwhile, Harry, who rose to worldwide fame as part of the boy band One Direction, warded off the autumn chill in a statement jacket.
Olivia has faced an avalanche of controversy surrounding Don’t Worry Darling, including persistent rumors that she got into an on-set fight with Florence.
A report in Page Six claimed that Florence was at odds with Olivia for allegedly being with Harry while she was still engaged to Jason Sudeikis.
Olivia, who has two children with Jason, has adamantly denied cheating on him with Harry and has criticized rumors of his infidelity as “full horses”.
They can’t keep their hands off each other: Olivia and Harry were seen hugging each other as they chatted with friends on the pavement
Having fun: Olivia and Harry were seen enjoying a fun time as they smiled and pointed at each other
Now, a source on set has told the Vulture that Florence and Olivia broke into a “screaming match” during filming because the director had a tendency to “just disappear” with Harry.
Florence has barely done anything in the media for Don’t Worry Darling, which resulted in the initial round of rumors that she had a breakup with her director.
He then sent fight speculation into overdrive when he suddenly walked out of a press conference for Don’t Worry Darling at the Venice Film Festival this month.
Although Florence pulled out of the press at the last minute, she managed to attend the film’s red carpet premiere at the film festival later that day.
Wow: Now, a source on set told the Vulture that Florence and Olivia broke into a ‘screaming match’ during filming because the director had a tendency to ‘just disappear’ with Harry.
Media rounds: Olivia appeared on Stephen Colbert’s late night show this week and denied having a fight with her “sensational” leading man, whom she hailed as a “superhero.”
Fighting Back: Blamed sexism for the conjecture, arguing that her ‘male director colleagues’ weren’t ‘answering’ questions about their matching with their actors.
Florence, who cited scheduling conflicts with the Dune sequel filming as her reason for skipping the press conference, was seen on her stylist’s Instagram enjoying an Aperol Spritz in Venice.
Olivia appeared on Stephen Colbert’s late night show this week and denied having a falling out with her ‘sensational’ lead, whom she hailed as a ‘superhero’.
She blamed sexism for the conjecture, arguing that her ‘fellow male directors’ were not ‘answering’ questions about their matching to their actors.
‘I have nothing but respect for Florence’s talent. She is fantastic,’ Olivia said. I have nothing against her for any reason.
BTW: Another one of the Don’t Worry Darling scandals involved Shia LaBeouf, who was supposed to star in the film before Harry took over.
Another of the Don’t Worry Darling scandals involved Shia LaBeouf, who was supposed to star in the film before Harry took over.
Initially, Olivia claimed that she fired Shia due to her “no a**hole policy”, saying that the process was “not conducive to the spirit that I demand in my productions”.
Shia, who is currently being accused of abuse by ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs, responded by stating that he quit due to “lack of rehearsal time”.
He reinforced his side of the story by leaking an email he sent to Olivia, as well as video footage of her trying to talk him out of leaving the film.
“I feel like I’m not ready to give up yet and I’m heartbroken too and I want to figure this out,” the director said in the video.
“You know, I think this might be a little wake-up call for Miss Flo, and I want to know if you’re willing to try it with me, with us,” Olivia added.
“If she really commits, if she really puts her mind and her heart on this and if you guys can make it up, and I respect your point of view, I respect hers, but if you can, what do you think? Is there hope, will you let me know?
On Colbert’s show this week, Olivia reiterated her claim that she fired Shia, saying he forced her to choose between him and Florence.
‘We had to replace Shia. He’s a fantastic actor, but he wasn’t going to work. When he gave me the ultimatum of, you know, him or Florence, I chose Florence,” he said.
On Olivia’s interpretation of events: ‘It was him feeling like he was drifting away and me feeling like we were moving on without him.’
The original screenplay for Don’t Worry Darling was written by Dick Van Dyke’s grandchildren, Carey and Shane Van Dyke.
When Olivia took over the project, Katie Silberman, one of the writers on her directorial debut Booksmart, rewrote it.
Harry and Florence star in the new film as a couple living a Stepfordesque existence in the 1950s, only for Florence to discover that their quiet life is shrouded in a dark secret.
The film features a villainous character inspired by political pundit and psychologist Jordan Peterson, whom Olivia called a “pseudo-intellectual hero for the incel community” while chatting with Maggie Gyllenhaal for Interview magazine.
Completely overshadowed by its behind-the-scenes gossip, the film has been rejected by critics with a crushing 37% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
A source close to the project told Vulture, “Olivia is a crazy genius who figured out a way to make people more aware of the movie in a way that either just boosts the box office or has no self-awareness at all.” that she’s screwing up her movie.
The Movie Is Finally Here: Completely overshadowed by behind-the-scenes gossip, the film has been rejected by critics with a crushing 37% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.