Florence Pugh mentioned her first Hollywood position made her really feel like she’d “made a massive mistake.”
In a latest interview with The Telegraph, the British actor, now 26, recalled being pressured to fully change her look at age 19, after she left the U.Ok. for Los Angeles and landed a lead position in a pilot.
Pugh had been solid in “Studio City,” a dramedy a few pop star on the rise. The present was additionally to star Eric McCormack and Heather Graham. “I felt very lucky and grateful, and couldn’t believe that I had got this top-of-the-game job,” Pugh informed The Telegraph.
However as soon as she received the half, executives started telling her she wanted to make modifications.
“All the things that they were trying to change about me ― whether it was my weight, my look, the shape of my face, the shape of my eyebrows ― that was so not what I wanted to do, or the industry I wanted to work in,” Pugh mentioned.
Two years earlier, she’d made her on-screen debut in “The Falling,” a British psychological drama wherein she was solid from an open audition.
“I’d thought the film business would be like [my experience with] ‘The Falling,’ but actually, this was what the top of the game looked like, and I felt I’d made a massive mistake,” Pugh mentioned of her time on “Studio City.”
The pilot wasn’t picked up for collection, and Pugh mentioned she returned to England feeling like her profession was over. However two weeks later, she landed an audition for “Lady Macbeth,” which she ended up starring in.
“That made me fall back in love with cinema ― the kind of cinema that was a space where you could be opinionated, and loud, and I’ve stuck by that,” she informed The Telegraph. “I think it’s far too easy for people in this industry to push you left and right. And I was lucky enough to discover when I was 19 what kind of a performer I wanted to be.”
In 2018, Pugh additionally spoke about her expertise with “Studio City” and the stress placed on her to look a sure means, telling The Guardian: “What I’ve noticed about Hollywood is, if you go out there shouting about who you are, they will love you for it. But if you go out not knowing what it is that you’re representing, and you are just a canvas, they will make you into the thing they need you to be.”
Pugh has since landed roles in main Hollywood fare together with “Black Widow,” “Dune: Part Two” and “Don’t Worry Darling” ― and stays firmly dedicated to trying and dressing as she rattling nicely pleases.