Olivia Wilde praised Harry Styles for allowing ‘a woman to hold the spotlight’ in her new movie

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The pair are also reportedly dating. Toni Anne Barson/WireImage/Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images
  • Olivia Wilde posted an Instagram tribute to Harry Styles as her movie wrapped production.
  • Wilde said Styles’ “humility and grace” allowed Florence Pugh to take charge of the movie.
  • Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles are also reportedly dating.
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Olivia Wilde paid tribute to Harry Styles in a personal Instagram post praising him for taking a supporting role in her new movie “Don’t Worry Darling,” which wrapped production over the weekend.

Harry Styles stars alongside actor Florence Pugh in Wilde’s second directorial effort. The movie is said to be a psychological thriller, which is largely focused on Pugh’s main character. And Wilde – who is also reportedly dating the former “One Direction” singer – said that Styles’ “humility and grace” allowed Pugh to take charge of 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 (i.e 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’s post read.

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Styles replaced Shia LaBeouf after he was fired for ‘poor behavior.’ Handout/Helene Marie Pambrun via Getty Images

“No joke, it is harrrrrd to find actors who recognize why it might be worth it to allow for a woman to hold the spotlight. Enter: @harrystyles, our ‘Jack’. Not only did he relish the opportunity to allow for the brilliant @florencepugh to hold center stage as our ‘Alice’, but he infused every scene with a nuanced sense of humanity. 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 backwards”

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“Don’t Worry Darling” will be Styles’ second major acting gig after appearing in Christopher Nolan’s 2017 war epic “Dunkirk.”

Late last year, an unnamed source told Variety that Olivia Wilde drafted in Styles after firing Shia LaBeouf, who had previously signed on for the role, after he displayed “poor behavior” to the cast and crew, including Wilde who is known to have a zero a–hole policy on her sets.

“He is not an easy guy to work with,” the source told Variety.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wilde and LaBeouf previously clashed while working together on a music video for musician Rainey Qualley.