KiKi Layne Says She Still Celebrates Work On And Off Screen With don’t worry baby co-star Ari’el Stachel despite having their scenes cut from the film.
In an Instagram post on Sunday, the If Beale Street Could Talk actress posted a video and photos of her on set with fellow actor Ari’el Stachel. The duo play Margaret and Ted, a couple in the idealized and pioneering 1950s desert community of Victory who is not quite what it seems. Layne’s character serves as a catalyst for Florence Pugh’s Alice who begins to test the limits of and wonder what lies behind the experimental corporate city.
“The best thing about #DontWorryDarling is that I was lucky enough to meet @arielstachel,” Layne captioned the post. “They cut us out of most of the movie, but we thrive in real life.”
“Love you Ari,” she added, pasting several heart emojis at the end of her post and using the hashtags #GotMyCheck, #GotMyMan, and #EverythingHappensforaReason.
Stachel returned the love in both a comment and on his own Instagram story, featuring the same video clip on Layne’s profile with a “My Queen” text banner over it.
“My dear. You are a queen and your talent shines so brightly,” he replied to Layne’s post. “I was thirsty then and I am thirsty now.”
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both actors don’t worry baby co-star Gemma Chan also responded to the post, which sees footage and photos of Layne and Stachel handing and joking on set, featuring a single heart emoji.
Layne recently wrapped work on Netflix The Old Guard 2sharing a photo of herself with the rest of the cast – including Charlize Theron and Chiwetel Ejiofor – of the expected sequel directed by Wife king Helmer Gina Prince Bythewood. She also starred in native son, Coming 2 America and spoke a character in Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers.
Stachel meanwhile counts the black comedy of A24 ZolaMarvel and Netflix’s Jessica Jones and the coming Law & Order: hate crime among his recent projects. In 2018, he also won the Tony for Best Actor in a Musical for his role in The band’s visit.
don’t worry babyThe press run has been met with a whirl of rumors of tension on set, including an alleged clash between star Pugh and director Olivia Wilde since the Venice Film Festival debut. (Layne was not present at the tapestry or the premiere.)
Pugh, Wilde and the film’s director of photography have denied allegations of drama on the set in recent days.
“This was probably the most harmonious set I’ve ever been on,” said cameraman Matthew Libatique News Kidda on a recent episode of the Behind the screen podcasting. “Olivia built a team that believed in her, and she believed in everyone on set.”
“If you hear rumors of bitterness on set, I reject it. It was not clear at all,” he added.
Pugh shared a series of photos from the set Friday, featuring a collection of on-set candids and a heartfelt thank you to the film’s cast and crew for their work on the film.
“We met so many talented people, visited insane locations, worked hard in the desert dust and looked good at the same time,” she wrote. “This movie was such an epic story on such a large scale to film, all during the peak hours of Covid. I will always be grateful to you for that. To everyone who helped make this, your dedication and love was seen daily – thank you.”
During her September 21 late show director Wilde denied rumors that Harry Styles spat at co-star Chris Pine during the film’s Venice premiere — something Pine’s team also clarified that didn’t happen — whether actor Shia LaBeouf was fired from the production or quit the production and Wilde’s relationship with Pugh.
“I have nothing but respect for Florence’s talent,” the director told Colbert. ‘She’s fantastic. She’s on the set of her movie Dune right now, and there’s nothing cooler than a busy actress. I have nothing against her for whatever reason.”