Actor-filmmaker Olivia Wilde has lauded singer-actor and rumoured boyfriend Harry Styles for taking a supporting part in her upcoming directorial Don’t Worry Darling. There are also reports that Wilde has moved in with Styles after she was seen shifting multiple suitcases from the home she used to share with former longtime partner, Ted Lasso star Jason Sudeikis into the singer’s house here on Valentine’s Day.
Don’t Worry Darling, Wilde’s second as a filmmaker after her debut with critically-acclaimed Booksmart, will feature Styles alongside Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, KiKi Layne and Gemma Chan.
The director, who is also starring in the psychological thriller, gave a shout-out to Styles in a post on Instagram on Monday, praising his “humility and grace” for agreeing to the supporting part in the film. “Little known fact: most male actors don’t want to play supporting roles in female-led films. The industry has raised them to believe it lessens their power (ie financial value) to accept these roles, which is one of the reasons it’s so hard to get financing for movies focusing on female stories,” Wilde, 36, wrote alongside a black-and-white still of the former One Direction member from the movie.