Olivia Wilde has revealed that she is back filming her new movie Don’t Worry Darling, which stars her new boyfriend Harry Styles, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
However, it appears that the 36-year-old actress has been forced to limit the amount of replies to the post, after she was furiously trolled by fans of the former One Direction star, 26, who claimed she should be ‘ashamed’ after going public with their romance.
‘And we back,’ Wilde captioned an onset photo of her cameraman Matthew Libatique, which was liked by her famous pals including Jennifer Garner – though it also showed she has now disabled comments on her posts and restricted comments to only those that follow her.
Controversial comments: Olivia Wilde forced to LIMIT comments on post revealing she’s back on set with boyfriend Harry Styles… after being trolled over their romance
Restricted: Comments on the post had been partially disabled to the public and limited to only those that already follow her
Jason Sudeikis, 45, – with whom she she shares two children Otis, six, and Daisy, four – is said to have been ‘blindsided’ by the new romance, after they ended their engagement, following a seven year union which ended late last year.
But the actress was also met with criticism from Harry Styles fans, when she was flooded with angry messages earlier this year after an innocuous post New Year meme of rock band Ramones.
Some of the One Direction star’s followers claimed the mother-of-two ‘stole’ him from them and slammed their decision to advance from colleagues to lovers, while others defended their romance and branded the hate ’embarrassing’.
‘And we back,’ Wilde captioned an onset photo of her cameraman Matthew Libatique, which was liked by her famous pals including Jennifer Garner
Screen star Olivia’s post read: ‘2020, 24 hours to go’ – a funny spin on Ramones’ 1978 hit track I Wanna Be Sedated.
Despite the filmmakers’ efforts to inject humour into the start of the year, a few social media users took the opportunity to lash out at her for dating singer Harry.
One cruelly questioned the professionalism of Olivia’s psychological horror movie, which sees her new beau step into the leading role of Jack, who hides a dark secret from his wife Alice (Florence Pugh).
Debut: Harry and Olivia made their debut as Hollywood’s hottest new power at his agent’s nuptials in Montecito, California earlier this year
He took over Shia LaBeouf’s role as Florence’s love interest in September last year, and it is his first screen role since the 2017 movie Dunkirk.
They said: ‘dating a Co star and an employee isnt very professional from you …the movie should be called Harry and olivia’. (sic)
Others agreed: ‘So… Harry Styles got the part because he sleeps with the director? LOL.
‘And now we know how he got the part in the film… Did you slept with harry and you gave him the part? and you split with your husband bcoz you want to date harry?’ (sic)
Another troll ridiculed Harry’s past relationships, as well as the New Yorker’s nine-year romance with Sudeikis.
Light-hearted: The filmmaker took to Instagram earlier this month with a funny New Year meme of rock band Ramones
They said: ‘I know Harry have a thing for older women not a mummy with 2 babies… YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF WHAT YOU’RE DOING… DATING A BOY WHO’S WORKUNG FOR YOU!’ (sic)
However, a legion of the songwriter’s loyal fanbase urged the naysayers to stop writing negative comments on Olivia’s page, especially after Harry recently released the music video to his track Treat People with Kindness (TPWK).
Treat People with Kindness is a slogan the media personality first used to promote love and acceptance during his debut concert tour in 2017.
Naysayers: Some of the One Direction star’s followers claimed the mother-of-two ‘stole’ him from them and slammed their decision to advance from colleagues to lovers
Fans penned: ‘clearly some of you in the comments have forgotten to TREAT PEOPLE WITH KINDNESS!!!! On behalf of the SANE Harry stans, I’m sorry and this is embarrassing.
Harry and Olivia made their debut as Hollywood’s hottest new power at his agent’s nuptials in Montecito, California earlier this year.
Their appearance marks the thespian’s first public relationship since her split from actor fiancé Jason, 45, in early 2020.
Splitsville: The romance marks mother-of-two Olivia’s first public relationship since her split from fiancé Jason Sudeikis, 45, in early 2020 after nine years together (pictured in 2019)
Family first: The former couple have remained committed co-parents to their two children: Otis Alexander, six, and Daisy Josephine, four (pictured)
The happy photos came amid claims James Corden helped keep close friend Harry and Olivia’s ‘romance a secret’ after allowing the artist to stay in his home while filming Don’t Worry Darling in Palm Springs, California.
A source told Page Six: ‘This relationship between Harry and Olivia is very new. Olivia has been directing Harry in the movie in Palm Springs, and there were literally 10 people on the set, because they were strictly adhering to COVID rules.
‘Harry had been staying at James Corden’s house near Palm Springs during filming, and so they were able to be alone and keep their relationship very secret.
‘So everyone was really surprised — and rather delighted — when Harry brought Olivia as his date to the wedding, and introduced her as his girlfriend.’
The source added that Harry doesn’t give a ‘f**k* about the 10-year age gap and was ‘openly holding hands and kissing Olivia’. Olivia, Harry and James’ representatives were contacted for comment.