30 Fantastic Facts About Florence Pugh That Will Make You Love Her More


Florence Pugh, one of the young actresses who seems to take Hollywood for a ride, has already made her mark as the next Kate Winslet, in almost every household, especially with the way she reinvented the most often underrated Amy March in the “Little Women.” What’s more is that the actress has just started her career, and already has an Academy Award nomination, under her belt. But, there’s much more to know about the Oxford-born talent. Here are some interesting facts about her that every fan should know:

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  1.  Pugh partook in the “Acting for a Cause,” a live reading of Kenneth Lonergan's play “This Is Our Youth,” in an effort to raise funds for various charities including Mount Sinai Medical Center, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2.  She started filming for the “Little Woman” movie, just a few days after the completion of filming for her movie “Midsommar.” Her characters from both the movies are extreme opposites.
  3.  Pugh claimed that playing the role of Amy in “Little Woman” was the best therapy she should get after playing the stressful and anxiety-inducing movie “Midsommar.”
  4.  While the other cast members participated in a two-week-long rehearsal of the movie’s script, she was not able to join them, and that helped in creating the required distance between her and her co-stars.
  5.  During the filming of “The Little Drummer Girl,” the scene in which her character was under the duvet with Alex, supposedly naked, is said to have taken so many takes, as nudity was banned by the American TV network that co-produced the drama.
  6.  She, along with other stars Emilia Clarke, Tom Hiddleston and Gemma Chan, appeared in the short film “Leading Lady Parts,” which was inspired by the Time’s Up movement, against sexual harassment.
  7.  Florence Pugh was born on January 3, 1996 to Clinton Pugh and Deborah Pugh in Oxford, England. Her father was a restaurateur, while her mother was a professional dancer as well as dance teacher.
  8.  Her first middle name is said to be Rose, while her second and third middle names are unknown. She goes by the nickname Flossie Rose.
  9.  She has three siblings – Toby Sebastian – actor and musician, best known for his portrayal of the character Trystane Martell in “Game of Thrones,” Arabella Gibbins – an actress, known for “Swim to Land,” and actress Rafaela “Raffie” Pugh, known for “Born of War.”
  10.  As a child, she suffered from tracheomalacia, a condition in which trachea collapses during increased airflow. She was often hospitalized, due to which the family moved to Sotogrande in Spain, for a warmer weather.
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  12.  She first played Mary in a school nativity play, at a very young age of six, in which she displayed her love for accents and comedy, giving her character of Mary a Yorkshire accent.
  13.  Since then, she had always had ambitions related to acting career. She even disliked Wychwood School and St Edward's School, where she was privately educated, as they didn’t support her with her ambitions.
  14.  She had always wanted to go to a drama school, and even considered enrolling before getting the part of Abbie Mortimer in “The Falling.” She once revealed in an interview that she would like to study stage acting some time.
  15.  Pugh recalled that she used to reenact “Titanic” all the time since her childhood days, and even claimed that if she can have just a smidgen of what Kate Winslet has done, that would be really awesome.
  16.  The casting director of her first movie “The Falling” was Shaheen Baig, who also happened to be the casting director for “Lady Macbeth.” Just as Baig got the script, she suggested Pugh for the role of Katherine to director William Oldroyd.
  17.  During the filming of the movie “Little Woman,” she and her co-star Saoirse Ronan had been looking forward to the fight scene between their characters Jo and Amy.
  18.  Just a few minutes before filming the fight scene, Pugh even gave her co-star Ronan full permission to slap her hard in the face.
  19.  The executives at Marvel studios, including Kevin Feige, were very much impressed with Pugh’s performance as Yelena Belova in the upcoming movie “Black Widow,” that it was announced that her character would be included in the future MCU movies.
  20.  In fact, it has also been reported that Scarlett Johansen's Natasha Romanoff might hand over the baton to Pugh’s Yelena Belova in the upcoming movie, making her the new Black Widow.
  21.  For her role as a professional wrestler Paige in “Fighting with My Family,” she underwent severe training. Her co-star Dwayne Johnson would often teach her different moves, during the filming.
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  23.  She was awarded the Trophée Chopard award at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, in recognition fo her talent. She was also listed in the Forbes' annual 30 Under 30 list.
  24.  Talking about her breakout role as Katherine in the 2016 movie “Lady Macbeth,” Pugh claimed that she loved the way that her character was baked all the time, and that it changed everything for her in her life.
  25.  She added that, she was in a point of her life, were she was insecure about the way she looked, but portraying the role of Katherine was a perfect therapy, giving her no room to feel insecure.
  26.  During the table read for the movie “King Lear,” Pugh recalled feeling really terrified, as every actor whom she has been “looking up to” and her family has been talking about her entire life, was in the room.
  27.  Before she took up the role as Katherine in “Lady Macbeth,” she had two other offers from movies of different genres, which were also really good. However, she strongly felt she should take up the role of Katherine.
  28.  In the movie “Little Women,” her character Amy’s big speech about marriage to Theodore "Laurie" Laurence, was actually written on a piece of scrap paper and given to her on spot by director Greta Gerwig, just a few minutes before shooting the scene.
  29.  Apart from acting, Pugh is also an accomplished singer songwriter in real life and is credited to the soundtracks "Voyage of the Moon" and "Alternative School Orchestra Theme" from her very first movie “The Falling.”
  30.  In April 2020, she started dating Zach Braff, actor and filmmaker, who directed her in the 2019 short film “In the Time it Takes to Get There.” The duo have been residing in Los Angeles.
  31.  During the filming of the famous fight scene between her character Paige and AJ Lee in the movie “Fighting with my Family,” the actors actually performed the scene in front of thousands of people, among whom were famous wrestlers. She recalled the experience to have been really terrifying with the wrestlers watching their moves.
  32.  Her performances as Katherine in the “Lady Macbeth,” earned her the BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film as well as the Dublin Film Critics Award for Best Actress.
  33.  Florence Pugh Net Worth: $1.4 Million

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