Florence Pugh used to make herself cry on the way to school
- Published on Jan 8, 2020
- (3 Jan 2020) FLORENCE PUGH USED TO MAKE HERSELF CRY ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL
Florence Pugh has wanted to be an actress for so long, she doesn't even remember realizing it was her dream.
Pugh, who stars in "Little Women" and "Midsommar," says she's always been "just so dramatic."
The English actress celebrates her 24th birthday today (3 JAN. 2019).
"I think I always imagined doing this. This was never like an alien thing to me," she said. "I remember being 6 and on the way to school, I would look out the window and start crying because mom would have, like, either Damian (David) Gray or Tracy Chapman or Macy Gray playing, like, super depressing music. But anyway, and I remember I'd always look out the window and start crying and, like, pretend that that field was my father's and they've knocked down my childhood home, and I was 6."
"I remember fully weeping and then getting out and going to school," she said. "'Yeah, yeah, I'm fine - I'm just acting because my father's house got knocked down.' Jesus!"
She says growing up, her acting heroes were Viola Davis, Kate Winslet and Natalie Portman.
"I just loved, like, normal faces and expressions and the way that faces moved, and I just always remember being attracted to women that were hysterical and then they won and then they were clever and then they made, like, a normal face that humans made. And I think I've always been attracted to the dirt of acting, like, the realness of - no, it's not acting. How would you react in that moment? How would faces move in that moment? And I think I've always been in love with those faces, yeah."
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