‘The Old Guard‘ actress addressed how much she and co-star Ari’el Stachel were featured in the Olivia Wilde-directed film, which also starred Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, in an Instagram post shared on Sunday.
Despite their scenes being cut from the film, KiKi Layne says she’s still celebrating her work on and offscreen with Don’t Worry Darling co-star Ari’el Stachel.
The If Beale Street Could Talk actress posted a video and photos of herself on set with fellow actor Ari’el Stachel on Instagram on Sunday. Margaret and Ted, a couple in the idealised and pioneering 1950s desert community of Victory, are not what they seem. Layne’s character acts as a catalyst for Florence Pugh’s Alice to push the boundaries of the experimental company town and question what’s behind it.
Stachel responded in both a comment and on his own Instagram story, which features the same video clip as Layne’s profile but with the text “My Queen” splashed across it.
“My darling. “You are a queen, and your talent shines brightly,” he wrote in response to Layne’s post. “I was thirsty then, and I still am.”
Layne recently completed work on Netflix’s The Old Guard 2, sharing a photo of herself with the rest of the cast — which includes Charlize Theron and Chiwetel Ejiofor — of the highly anticipated sequel directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, who also directed Woman King. She has also appeared in Native Son, Coming 2 America, and Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers.
Meanwhile, Stachel’s recent projects include A24’s black comedy Zola, Marvel and Netflix’s Jessica Jones, and the upcoming Law & Order: Hate Crimes. He also won the Tony Award for best featured actor in a musical for his performance in The Band’s Visit in 2018.