Florence Pugh recalls the pressure to fit into a Hollywood image

Florence Pugh recalls the pressure to fit into a Hollywood image
Florence Pugh recalls the pressure to fit into a Hollywood image
Florence Poug
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Florence Pugh has one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood – her theatrical role the pout brought a lively character to Midsommaris Dani and Little womanIt’s mostly Amy. But as an actress in the spotlight, Pugh has always been pressured to change her look to fit an inept standard of beauty.

In a new interview with The telegraphPugh shares that she had a memorable negative experience early in her career, working on a pilot for the never-aired Fox series City of studios. After enjoying working with Maisie Williams on the British series The fallPugh said his expectations weren’t even close to being met.

“I thought the film industry would be like [my experience with] The fall, but actually that was what the top of the game was like, and I felt I made a huge mistake,” Pugh shares.

She continues: “All the things they were trying to change about me – whether it was my weight, my appearance, the shape of my face, the shape of my eyebrows – it was so not what I wanted to do, or the industry I wanted to work in. »

When the pilot of city ​​of studios was not taken, Pugh returned home to London, almost certain that her acting career was kaput. But just two weeks later, Pugh was cast as the lead in 2016. Lady Macbeth, a role that would inaugurate his big break. Pugh says the film “made me fall in love with cinema all over again, the kind of cinema that was a space where you could have opinions and noise.”

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“I stuck with that,” Pugh continues. “I think it’s far too easy for people in this industry to push you left and right. And I had the chance to find out at 19 what kind of performer I wanted to be.

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