Florence is one of Teen Vogue’s Young Hollywood 2019 Issue cover stars! The magazine posted an interview with her on their website, which included a new photo session by Nacho Alegre. The images have been added to our gallery, and you can read the article below!
Florence Pugh’s Young Hollywood 2019 Interview on Little Women and What She Learned From Amy March
Having grown up in England, Florence Pugh says she remembers watching films that starred English performers such as Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson. In those movies, Florence found a model for female actors — as she would soon be herself — who played characters in ways that were truthful to themselves and who didn’t feel the need to make themselves into something they weren’t. In her relatively short career, Florence has tried to do the same: “I’ve tried not to get too bogged down by what people want you to be,” she tells Teen Vogue.
Florence has also, perhaps inadvertently, followed in those actors’ footsteps in other ways, possessing an early inclination toward period pieces and Shakespearean remakes. In December 2019, for example, we’ll see her take on the iconic role of dramatic, spoiled Amy March in a remake of Little Women, directed by Greta Gerwig. In the film, Florence joins a who’s who of young actors, including Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, and Timothée Chalamet, as well as industry stalwarts Meryl Streep and Laura Dern. It’s no small feat to star in a lineup of these proportions, though Florence has already garnered critically acclaimed experience and buzz in movies including The Falling (with Maisie Williams) and Netflix’s Outlaw King (with Chris Pine).
As part of Teen Vogue’s Young Hollywood Class of 2019, Florence opened up about the pressures of starring in a remake of the beloved classic, working with such a star-studded cast, and her vision for the future of Hollywood.