I do not think there is room for debate if I affirm that Florence Pugh is one of the great stars of the moment, in addition to one of the faces destined to monopolize the vast majority of spotlights in the near future of Hollywoodand a simple look at his filmography, full of roles of all kinds in the most diverse tapes, helps confirm this position.
From his roles in titles such as ‘The Outlaw King’, ‘Fighting in the Family’, ‘Midsommar’ or Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’ to his upcoming works in major productions such as ‘Dune: Part Two’ or ‘Oppenheimer’ under his orders by Denis Villeneuve and Christopher Nolan, Pugh’s career path has been marked by contrasts. However, there was a moment that marked a before and after.
question of variety
This was none other than his landing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to give life to Yelena Belova in ‘Black Widow’; a jump to blockbusters which, as the actress has told Time magazine, many interpreted as a kind of betrayal.
“A lot of people in the indie world got really mad at me. They were like, ‘Great, now it’s gone forever.’ And I was like, no, I’m working as hard as ever. I’ve always made movies one after the other. I just , now people are seeing them. You just have to be a little more organized with your calendar.”
Last March, the interpreter already spoke about this issue with Total Film in an interview in which she stated that industry people had told him he would “never do small movies again”. A nonsense if we take into account that after his jump to the MCU he starred in the remarkable ‘The Prodigy’ by Sebastián Lelio.
“It’s always bothered me a bit, because I think there’s beauty in all kinds of those movies. There’s beauty in huge, epic stories like Dune, like Marvel, and even like Oppenheimer. They’re amazing, gigantic movies. And then there’s beauty, too. in all those little movies that not everyone is going to see, but they are going to affect the right person at the right time. I never, ever thought that I was only going to make one type of movie. I always knew that I wanted to experiment in all kinds of areas.”
Whether in independent feature films or multi-million dollar bombings, may we never miss Florence Pugh.
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