Florence Pugh is simply honest : The Don’t Worry Darling star’s greatest gift as an actor is his ability to discover the underlying truths in any character. I was fine with my small breasts,” she told me as she sipped a glass of rosé from a cozy hotel room in the English countryside.
And showing them like that — it excited [people] that I felt comfortable.”
Pugh expanded on the sentiment on Instagram, blasting her fellow trolls: “Why are you so scared of breasts? Small? big? Left, leave? right? Only one? Maybe no one? What. he is so scary. Since her screen debut as a teenage girl coming to terms with her own sexuality in Carol Morley’s The Falling, she has built a career that refuses to be silenced.
She has starred in nearly two dozen projects, including her breakout performances in a pair of 2019 films, Ari Astor’s indie horror hit Midsomer and Greta Gerwig’s beloved classic Little Women. Pugh has established himself as one of the most fearless and versatile talents of his generation – the rare actor who can both disappear into a role.
Pugh’s fitting portrayal of Alice Chambers in the latest film Don’t Worry Darling is a psychological thriller in which Pugh stars alongside Harry Styles and the film’s director, Olivia Wilde. When it comes down to your sex scene or watching the most famous person in the world hit someone, we don’t do it. That’s why I’m in this industry,” Pugh said.
“I don’t think people should see and write about every aspect of their lives just because they do this job. We didn’t sign up for any reality TV shows.’
Pugh grew up as one of four siblings in Oxford, England, where his father was a restaurant owner and his mother was a former dancer. When Pugh and actor-director Jack Braff started dating in 2019, their 21-year age gap was largely bridged.
Pugh and Braff quietly ended their relationship earlier this year. “We’re trying to do this separation without the world knowing about it because it’s a relationship that everyone has an opinion on,” Pugh said. Yet some at least remain unfazed by it all. “I went to see my grandmother and she said, ‘So what are these nipples of yours?’ Pugh recalls