KiKi Layne calls out Don't Worry Darling in shady Instagram post: "They cut us"

Los Angeles, California - Don't Worry Darling star KiKi Layne has added further fuel to the rumors of drama behind the film with a shady Instagram post after its opening weekend.

KiKi Layne played a pivitol role in Don't Worry Darling, making moviegoers question why she didn't have more screen time.
KiKi Layne played a pivitol role in Don't Worry Darling, making moviegoers question why she didn't have more screen time.  © Chris Delmas / AFP

It appears that the unrelenting drama behind the scenes of Don't Worry Darling is far from over. The 30-year-old actor took to Instagram to share photos from the film set with her co-star, Ari'el Stachel. In the caption, Layne wrote, "They cut us from most of the movie, but we thriving in real life." The post was accompanied by the cheeky hashtags "#GotMyCheck" and "#GotMyMan."

Layne's character Margaret is a pivotal player in the movie's plot, yet the actress has been notably excluded from much of the promotion for the film.

Drama has followed Don't Worry Darling since the beginning

Director Olivia Wilde attends the premiere of Don't Worry Darling at the 2022 Venice Film Festival.
Director Olivia Wilde attends the premiere of Don't Worry Darling at the 2022 Venice Film Festival.  © Andreas SOLARO / AFP

The snide caption comes shortly after additional allegations of a massive argument between the film's director Olivia Wilde and its leading lady in Florence Pugh. However, the movie has been plagued by alleged behind-the-scenes drama since the start.

Wilde was in hot water in August after she claimed that she fired Shia LaBeouf from the film during the early days of production. LaBeouf slammed the claims and backed his words up with receipts that proved he was not fired but had instead had decided to quit on his own.

LaBeouf was later replaced by Harry Styles, a move that created further drama as rumors of a romance between the Watermelon Sugar singer and Wilde emerged during the film's production.

KiKi Layne misses out on major press events for the film

KiKi Layne (r) and Ari'el Stachel were both noticeably missing from most press events for Don't Worry Darling.
KiKi Layne (r) and Ari'el Stachel were both noticeably missing from most press events for Don't Worry Darling.  © Screenshot/Instagram/KiKi Layne

It was impossible to escape headlines about the cast of Don't Worry Darling on social media following the 2022 Venice Film Festival. Rumors of bad blood between the stars raged on as Pugh skipped the film's press conference, instead attending only the red carpet premiere, and Styles was bizarrely accused of spitting on co-star Chris Pine.

Gemma Chan, Sydney Chandler, and Nick Kroll all appeared alongside Pugh, Styles, Pine, and Wilde on the red carpet. Layne and Stachel were absent from the festival in its entirety.

In the wake of Layne's Instagram post, social media users have voiced their frustrations about her character's lack of screen time. Some even pointed fingers at Wilde, who plays the role of Bunny in the film, for the decision.

With the character of Margaret being so connected to the movie's central plot twist, social media users have called out the inclusion of comparatively unnecessary scenes featuring Wilde's character.

One Twitter user wrote, "So Olivia Wilde gave her character more screen time than Gemma Chan’s and KiKi Layne’s characters who were actually more important to the plot. interesting,"

Ari'el Stachel pokes fun at the Don't Worry Darling drama

Stachel also shared several photos alongside Layne from the Don't Worry Darling set, but saved his own shade-throwing for a video with on-screen text that read, "When you end up on the cutting room floor."

In the clip, Stachel dances in front of various tweets commenting on his lack of screen time in the film. One tweet bashes the movie for making him a "glorified extra."

Even after the film's release, it appears that the Don't Worry Darling team still has plenty of drama to worry about.

Cover photo: Chris Delmas / AFP

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