“King Lear” nominated for an Emmy

The 71st Television Academy Awards announced the nominees for this year’s show this Tuesday. Unfortunately Florence, who was eligible for two projets this year, did not receive any nominations for her work as Lead Actress in AMC’S The Little Drummer Girl (which was ignored althogether) or Supporting Actress for Amazon’s King Lear – with the latter receiving a nomination for best TV movie. Huge congratulations to the cast and crew involved in the making of the project!

Watch the 2019 Emmy Awards on September 22 on Fox.

New “Midsommar” content

Florence’s latest project Midsommar premiered in the United States this wednesday (July 3). On that same day, a brand new interview with Florence and cast mate Jack Reynor was released by NowThis, as expected. Hear what the actors had to say about their incredible unique experience in making the film and what they did to keep their mental health in check during the mentally taxing project.

Thanks to the reviews posted by sites and blogs such as Bloody Disgusting and VICE, we discovered new promotional stills and our gallery has been updated! Additionally, there is a new album in our gallery for pictures taken On Set as well as Behind The Scenes photos of Florence and crew. Enjoy!

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One more thing before you go! The New York Times released a scene from the film today as part of their Anatomy of a Scene segment. Mild spoilers ahead!

Florence’s cultural highlights

Curious to know what kind of stuff Florence is into these days? In a recent interview with The Guardian, she talked about some of her current favorite music and entertainment. Read what she had to say below!

1. MusicÓlafur Arnalds: Re:member
On whatever job that I’m doing, I always end up getting drawn to songs and making a playlist. During Midsommar, I listened heavily to the latest album by the Icelandic musician Ólafur Arnalds, which was a massive help. There were so many things in Midsommar that I didn’t really know how to access, so I always had my headphones at the ready. There’s so much emotion and excitement in his music – it’s sad, but also really hopeful – that it became a way of talking to Ari [Aster, director of Midsommar] about scenes. [Arnalds] has a fantastic way of forcing you to feel, and I find it quite therapeutic to get all of that out. And he once liked a tweet of mine and I nearly died.

2. BookThe Girls by Emma Cline
I tend to start lots of books but not finish them, because I don’t have that much free time, but this was one book that I finished recently and loved. It’s a take on the Manson family, but it’s less about him and more about the connection between two women in the group, and what lust and attraction can make you do. It’s a coming-of-age story as well, and I really loved the way bodies are described and the difference that one summer can make when going through puberty. That was really beautiful to read. It was nice to spend time with the book and soak it all up.

3. TVBig Little Lies, HBO
This was one of my favourite TV series of 2018. I was working with [Big Little Lies star] Alexander Skarsgård last year, and he was going straight from The Little Drummer Girl to working on the second season. I couldn’t believe I had to wait a whole year for it – so this is a really great time for me (I’m one episode in). When it first started, I couldn’t quite believe how fantastic the main actors were. It was just so wicked to watch these five American mums who are supposedly so perfect but are actually a total mess. The way it told the story of domestic abuse was beautifully done and really heartbreaking.

4. PodcastDear Joan and Jericha
This is a podcast in which Vicki Pepperdine and Julia Davis pretend to be two older women who dissect and discuss the biggest issues, which never seem to be bigger than their husbands putting the kettle on or silly stuff like that. It’s done so well that, at first, you don’t know if it’s a joke or not, but after 10 minutes you realise it has to be. I’m a fan of Julia Davis, and I’ve worked with her before [on Fighting With My Family]. This is one of the less dark things she’s done, but it’s very funny and they’re both great to listen to.

5. FilmBooksmart
I went to watch this at the lovely little Phoenix cinema in north London with my mum and my younger sister. I’d done a photoshoot with [director] Olivia Wilde in New York the weekend before, so it was really nice to watch the film after talking to her about it. It’s about two girls graduating from high school who decide to have the night of their lives, because they studied too hard to have fun. It’s a fantastic film that has a different way of viewing bodies and people and romance – and the two main actors, Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein, are so bloody brilliant. My mum was laughing just as hard as me and my younger sister.

6. PlayBetrayal at the Harold Pinter theatre, London
I watched this on the closing night a few weeks ago and I’m so glad I managed to catch it. I hadn’t seen the play before – it’s the one that follows a love affair backwards through time – but I’d studied it in school. This production had Zawe Ashton, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Cox and I just loved watching them all on stage together. The timing was impeccable and the stage direction was so exciting. It was a particular joy to watch Zawe on stage because I’ve been a big lover of her stuff for years. She has such presence and it was nice to see her up there really living that role.

Florence covers Net-a-Porter

Florence is one of Net-a-Porter’s Women In Hollywood cover stars! The magazine posted an interview with her on their website (June 14, 2019), which included a new photo session by Camila Falquez and an interesting conversation between Florence and fellow cover star Zazie Beetz (Atlanta, Deadpool 2). The images have been added to our gallery, and you can read the article and watch the video below. Enjoy!

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British actress Florence Pugh, 23, has steadily been climbing the ladder to worldwide acclaim by way of BBC drama The Little Drummer Girl, 2016’s Lady Macbeth – for which she was nominated for BAFTA’s Rising Star Award – and upcoming, much-hyped horror Midsommar. But it’s her performance as divisive Amy March in Greta Gerwig’s Christmas adaption of Little Women that is set to send her stratospheric.

NAP: Who has been most pivotal to your career?

FP: I had the privilege of working with Emma Thompson [on King Lear] – I’ve grown up watching her and fallen in love with her again and again. I got to hang out with her when Time’s Up and Me Too exploded, and that was a wicked time to be around someone so loud.

NAP: What are the biggest lessons you’ve learned so far?

FP: Speaking up goes a long way. People respect you for it. I think it’s very easy when you’re coming up in this industry to do anything anyone says because you feel your job might be jeopardized. It’s also scary how quickly you notice the difference in your morals, or what you now think of yourself… I have to remind myself of that, and protect myself more.

NAP: What’s been your most ‘Hollywood’ moment so far?

FP: Having tea and chips with Meryl [Streep] in a carriage in-between takes [on Little Women]. We were filming in Boston, doing an exterior scene, and it was cold and we were waiting and then suddenly chips arrived, and I was just eating chips and dipping them in ketchup with Meryl. It’s like, ‘What is happening?!’

NAP: Has your Britishness been an asset in Hollywood?

FP: The lack of need to be perfect definitely comes from being British. There’s something quite rough and ready about the way we’re brought up and the nonsense of silly things. It’s good to have that background when you’re doing something as ridiculous as acting.

NAP: What do you want your IMDB bio to say in 20 years’ time?

FP: I’ve always wanted to be in a Western. Always. That’s honestly my biggest thing. And I would like to direct at some point, but that’s way down the line. Other than that [laughs], if it was trivia, I would love to have owned a snail farm at some point. Snails are my favorite thing in the world.

(Videos) “Midsommar” Interview

The promo tour for Midsommar kicked off last week! Florence, castmate Jack Reynor and director Ari Aster sat down with Rotten Tomatoes on June 18 to discuss the upcoming horror film.

Due to Florence’s schedule with Marvel Studios’ Black Widow, she could not participate in any more promotional appearances in the last week, although there is an interview for Now This News coming out on July 3, we learned on Twitter.

And finally, I updated the gallery with two new posters that were recently released as well as all of the Production Stills that were missing from our archive. Enjoy!

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(Photos) “Midsommar” screening in New York City

Florence attended a screening for Midsommar in NYC on June 18, and our gallery has been updated with images from the event!

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Additionally, early reviews show that critics are loving the film and Florence has received acclaim for her portrayal of Dani. The film currently sits at 94% approval with 35 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Congratulations to Florence, the cast and crew involved on this project! Midsommar opens July 3 (US) for the general public.