Florence Pugh Quotes.
Wearing a corset is extremely uncomfortable.
Why shouldn’t there be more epic, brilliant female characters onscreen?
My dad still collects newspaper clippings about me.
The fact that I’ve been nominated for a BAFTA is insane.
If I can make my mark just a little bit, then great.
I think it’s good to not edit your life too much, or you give people different standards.
For me, it’s always been so obvious that the less we can edit our lives and more we show how normal we all are, the better.
In order for us to appreciate this world, we have to be a bit more honest, and I hope I do that.
I have been enormously lucky. My first role was in a great film by a woman director.
Feisty women are my calling!
For me, I really appreciate seeing real bodies on screen, that variation, not the same frames we saw for the majority of our upbringing, making us feel like we have to look that way.
I think there’s always some good reason to try and modernize most period things, because at the end of the day, they may have, I suppose, used a different language or a different etiquette, but ultimately, these are still people that loved and breathed and lived and ate and weed and pooed just like we do now.
There’s always going to be pressure, and there’s always going to be an area where you disappoint. As a storyteller, you have to understand that.
‘The Falling’ was a big, flashy, bizarre experience. I kept on saying at the time it was a fluke because I did the audition, and I didn’t think anything would come of it.
I remember being about six years old, for the first day of school, and sitting in the back of a Chrysler, pretending to cry while listening to Tracy Chapman.
I think everyone’s always interested in playing a spy, right? That’s something we grow up admiring, which is so strange, but it’s just a very clever and quick world that we all want to be a part of.
I love all of Kate Winslet’s characters. And Natalie Portman. If I can have a smidgen of what they’ve done, that would be awesome.
I grew up in a very loud and dramatic household, and we loved being in the spotlight.
I always hate it when I see the wrong person in massive roles, so for me, my biggest fear would be accepting a role I thought I wouldn’t find the rhythm of.
My characters do have some fantastic taste in men.
During the Me Too breakthrough, I was hanging out with Emma Thompson and Emily Watson – two people I’ve looked up to my entire life. Talking to those women was so empowering.
‘The Silence of the Lambs’ is my favourite book, favourite film.
We’re learning things every decade we grow through, and ultimately, you do end up with a different way of looking at things.
What audiences love with series is that they can invest in characters for such a long period of time, and it’s the same for actors. You can truly tell your story; then it’s done.
The women I’m attracted to playing I hope will mean something to someone.
I think you’re always attracted by characters that are a little bit like you, or at least the worst parts of you that you can finally accept and say, ‘All right, at least I know that now!’
There was one moment when I was in L.A., and he was teaching me a move. I just looked at him, thinking, ‘Oh my God, I’m being taught to wrestle by Dwayne Johnson. What the hell?’
Everybody’s story of getting into the industry is just as difficult as the next person. Whether you come from money or no money, it’s not easy… you have to offer yourself; you can’t expect someone to get you.
Every time ‘Lady Macbeth’ and everyone involved in the film gets nominated, it’s amazing.
Someone asked if I wanted to be the first female Bond, and I was saying that I don’t think we necessarily need that whole conversation.
I do like a bit of danger. Guns, cars, running, bullets. I’m up for it.
Something that I’ve always been really keen on representing is some honesty with the way that we view ourselves. That’s something I’ve always appreciated watching actors that I’ve looked up to, is when they look like you and me, or they have a funny elbow, or they have, you know, a hairy face.
You are hugely responsible for people following you. You need to work out why you are posting, what the message is, and what you are doing to these people.
When I look for roles, I am looking for incredibly powerful women.
I have learned how to wrestle. You end up battered and blue – but so happy.
Throughout my life, I’ve been that annoying kid on every stage at school, in every talent contest.
I like a role where some of the character’s motivations are confusing or at least interesting.
I really take my hat off to anybody that steps in the ring because it’s so hard – you’re competing against your friends, and you’re working in front of an audience who tells you exactly what they’re thinking.
‘Lady Macbeth’ is a great opportunity for me to prove that maybe the outcome of ‘The Falling’ was not necessarily a fluke.
I don’t want to feel like I have to change myself or my image.
What we don’t realise when we watch a normal film is how many times someone has run in just before a shot quickly to wipe away that sweaty moustache. You never see a normal spot, a bag under the eye or an unplucked eyebrow, because that’s not how Hollywood works.