Florence Pugh has reflected on some key moments from her Hollywood career so far – including being told to lose weight for a role early on hinting at the ‘vibe’ she felt from Don’t Worry Darling which was plagued by rumours of off-set drama.
The actress, 27, also spoke out on why she and Timothée Chalamet had to be separated on the set of 2019 film Little Women.
Screen star Florence told how she landed a pilot for a show called Studio City that never went forward in the end, but she claims producers asked her to slim down for the role.
She refused the part and decided she would not return to acting until she had a ‘better grasp of what she wanted to represent’.
Looking back: Florence Pugh, 27, has reflected on some key moments from her Hollywood career so far
Career: The actress landed a pilot for a show called Studio City that never went forward in the end but she claims producers asked her to slim down for the role
She explained to TIME: ‘The person I came back to was a female wrestler with muscles and big thighs who made her own name as a champion.
‘I quite liked that because the last time I’d been there I was told I needed to lose weight—it was just so not the person I wanted to be.’
She previously told The Telegraph about the incident: ‘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.
‘I’d thought the film business would be like [my experience of making] The Falling, but actually, this was what the top of the game looked like, and I felt I’d made a massive mistake.’
Studio City was not picked up by a network and she soon won a role in 2016’s Lady Macbeth, which skyrocketed her career.
Florence also hinted at how she felt about the cast of Don’t Worry Darling when she first started working on the film.
It was feared the film, which starred Florence and former One Direction star Harry Styles, would be overshadowed by the off-set squabbles between its famous cast members.
It was claimed Florence was uncomfortable with Harry and Olivia Wilde’s relationship as it was said to have started when Olivia was still with her ex-fiancé Jason Sudeikis.
Dishing: Florence also hinted at how she felt about the cast of Don’t Worry Darling when she first started working on the film (Florence and Harry Styles pictured in the film)
Awkward: It was claimed Florence was uncomfortable with Harry and Olivia Wilde’s (left) relationship as it was said to have started when Olivia was still with her ex Jason Sudeikis (right) (pictured in 2013)
When asked if she had ever felt a movie could could fall apart from how she felt things were going on set, she told TIME: ‘Definitely. A whole film set, it’s everybody making a huge effort because they want to be there.
‘And if someone doesn’t want to be there or if someone isn’t pulling their weight, you can feel it. The film feels wrong.’
When pressed for specific details, she politely moved on.
Meanwhile, the star spoke about having to be pulled apart from Timothée Chalamet while filming for the 2019 movie Little Women – because they were having too much fun.
Florence is currently filming rom com We Live in Time in London with Andrew Garfield.
The film’s plot has been closely guarded but is being described as a ‘funny, deeply moving and immersive love story’.
It was reported last month that Florence and Andrew were set to co-star in the new romantic film together.
Jokers: The star spoke about having to be pulled apart from Timothée Chalamet while filming for the 2019 movie Little Women – because they were having too much fun (Timothée pictured last month)
The Don’t Worry Darling actress and Andrew – who presented together at the Oscars – were in negotiations on the project.
Florence recently confirmed on the Jimmy Fallon Show: ‘We are doing a movie together… don’t worry that’s not a lie. We are doing a movie together.
‘I met him the day before in rehearsals and we instantly got along and I was taking the p*ss out of him and he loved it and he was taking the p*ss out of me and I loved it. It was great!’
John Crowley will direct the film from a script by Nick Payne, according to Deadline.
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