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Don't Worry Darling's Nick Kroll Had A Blast Working On The Film Despite All The Drama

The release of "Don't Worry Darling" carried more than its share of gossipy drama, centered on alleged tension between its director Olivia Wilde and star Florence Pugh, as well as between its other stars Chris Pine and Harry Styles. One amusing facet of all this is that comedian Nick Kroll was caught in the middle of this promotional whirlwind since he is also among the film's supporting cast.

It's funny to imagine Kroll's take on incidents like the alleged and debunked (via New York Post) spitting incident between Styles and Pine during the film's premiere, or the reports of "screaming matches" between Wilde and Pugh, something that was also denied by a statement signed by 40 members of the film's crew (The Wrap). And while we may never be privy to everything that happened during the film's production and its promotional period, Kroll at least appears to have had a positive experience working on it.

While Styles reportedly worked himself into exhaustion at least once while filming the satirical sci-fi mystery, Kroll recently said he "had a blast" working on the movie.

Kroll says that the experience making a movie is the most important aspect of the work

Nick Kroll sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss his recent and upcoming projects, and naturally, the "insane" press tour of "Don't Worry Darling" came up. And he likened the dynamic between the backstage drama and the film itself to another project he worked on years ago: "Cavemen," the short-lived sitcom based on the popular series of Geico commercials.

"With 'Cavemen,' people were talking about that show from the moment it got picked up because it was based on this commercial. Then it came out, and people received it for something else besides the commercial — which, again, was out of my control," the comedian said. Basically, Kroll said this taught him not to fixate on how the work he does is received but instead to focus on having a good experience in the actual creative process. "What I learned from 'Cavemen' is that all you can try to control is your experience inside of making something," said Kroll.

And on "Don't Worry Darling," Kroll "had a blast," despite a production that was challenging to say the least: "[W]e made it in the thick of COVID, pre-vaccine, when L.A. was an epicenter and it was incredibly stressful. However, when we were actually working and when I was hanging out with the other people making the movie, I had a blast," remembered Kroll.

It's a good attitude toward creative work, and if there were ever a project on which to have such an attitude, "Don't Worry Darling" would seem to be it.