Olivia Wilde and her new boyfriend Harry Styles haven’t yet gone Instagram official, which is as we all know, the official confirmation that two famous people are dating. When that happens, then we’ll know for sure all that wedding guest hand-holding was exactly what it looked like, but until then, we just have to accept that we’re going to get dicked around in the confirmation department. Recently, Olivia decided to speak about Harry Styles, it wasn’t so much about his standing as her boyfriend, as it was his reputation as her employee.
Harry is co-starring in the period piece film Don’t Worry Darling, directed by Olivia. They reportedly met during pre-production after Harry replaced Shia LaBeouf, who left/was let go due to Olivia’s strict no asshole’s policy. Filming on Don’t Worry Darling recently wrapped, and so Olivia decided to publicly thank certain members of the cast and crew. A very smart decision. I can only imagine how busy her poor publicist would be today if she only publicly thanked Harry. For example, she gave a big shout-out to the film’s star, Florence Pugh:
Olivia congratulated Harry on his ability to let Florence shine as the star while he played a less-significant supporting role, which Olivia claims is actually something rarely found in the industry, and that can actually prevent female-led films from being financed. To be fair, Harry doesn’t really have to worry about the lightness of those supporting actor checks. He’s got One Direction money! He probably would have done it for the 1950s vintage clothes and old-fashioned wingtip shoes.
Why do I get the feeling that Olivia’s ex Jason Sudeikis read that Instagram post and thought to himself, “Maybe he could put those driving skills to good use and drive backwards out of our lives.” But possible drama aside, I’m sure it was very nice for Harry to be acknowledged. Although I feel like there is a thank-you missing in that Instagram post. It would have been nice of Olivia to show her eternal gratitude to Harry for swooping in and saving her, and the rest of the cast and crew, from having to suffer through Shia LaBeouf going method. Even the best-case scenario with that guy would have been hearing that he refused to come out of his trailer until production sourced a deadstock tube of Brylcreem and an authentic pack of Lucky Strikes from the 1950s that hadn’t totally disintegrated with time.